Daniel Olmsted

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Dan Olmsted teaches Animation 304, Sound for Animation. The class give students skills to create original sound design, dialogue and music for their animated film projects.

Raised in Palo Alto, CA and educated at UC Santa Cruz and SF State University, Dan joined the staff of Berkeley's Saul Zaentz Film Center in 1987, and spent 15 years working there as a sound editor and re-recording mixer. The Zaentz company produced such well-known films as 'Amadeus' and 'The English Patient', and also provided sound design for many other documentary and feature films.

For a list of his film credits, visit the Internet Movie Database at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0647465/.

Now working at Berkeley Sound Artists, Olmsted continues to design and mix sound for a wide variety of films. When he's not teaching or mixing films, he plays guitar in the local bands, Loretta Lynch and Mushroom.

Adjunct Professor, Animation
Adjunct Professor, Film


BA, University of California, Santa Cruz