With a talented staff of varying specialties from animation graphics to the highest quality video capture to 5.1 surround sound mixing capabilities to creative input, Commercial Sound + Image brings your project from idea to reality. This is why many advertising agencies, corporate clients and independents have trusted us to work on their projects for more than 40 years. We care about your project and listen to your input, to make sure you are thrilled with the result.
We have been the region's sound specialists. We have the latest tool, plugins and vast expertise to make your sound be the star. We have mixed thousands of TV and radio commercials, edited and mixed long format documentaries and shows for major TV networks.
We love to capture stunning images. Having a video camera is just part of the story. Lights. We have them, in house. Action. The expertise to understand your idea and bring it to fruition. Compositing. Without the proper talent to take those pretty pictures and add messaging and a call to action, no one will get proper ROI. We have that too. Backup. We make sure your captured video is properly stored for years to come.
Jeff likes to mix all sorts of projects, from commercials to long-form documentaries and TV programs. He thinks sound is an ideal way to get a message across because it inherently reaches the subconscious. Or as Jeff puts it, “It’s the sound texture most people do not notice that makes a mix feel right. Audio is the best way to immerse the listener in a production.” Jeff has over 30 years of sound experience and an MBA from Cleveland State University. Fun philosophy from Jeff: He believes that “Great Sound + Great Visuals = a Great Production.”
Senior Sound Engineer
Ed has more than 30 years of sound design experience. He records, mixes and performs sound design on all types of projects, from local and national TV and radio, to corporate video and Web presentations. Fun fact about Ed: He also has the skills to repair almost anything. He’s a veritable “McGyver.”
Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recording Technology from Bowling Green State University. He handles studio and location audio duties. Before joining the CSI team, Tim did sound editing and location audio in Cleveland and Los Angeles, which included work on feature films. Fun facts about Tim: He’s a musician and an avid progressive rock fan.
Our editorial, 2D and 3D animation guru, Zach joined us from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He oozes creativity, he's quick like a bunny and delivers for our clients every single time. Besides all of the above, the most important trait he possesses is an even-keel personality. 100th revision? All good. Late night? Sure. Just keep him fed and he's good to go. Fun facts about Zach: He loves board games and Arnold Palmer Iced Tea.
Director of Photography
Tom's kept creative-babies off cutting-room floors in camera departments and edit bays from New York to Hawaii for shows, documentaries, commercials and features. Fun Fact: Tom is an actor. So, once in a while, you can find him in front of the camera.
Kathy Koch is our Studio Manager. There is not a job in this building she has not budgeted, cast, scheduled, reviewed or trafficked. She is the first person to greet you. Our clients and our engineers trust her with their jobs and so should you.
Director of Production
Jennifer has over 17 years’ experience in production. She began her career as an agency producer before moving to production. She produces for national, regional and local clients – big budgets, small budgets and everything in between. Jen asks you how many pennies you have and tailors your production to fit that budget. Fun facts about Jennifer: She is a retired USA synchronized swimmer who consumes four gallons of milk a week. Moooooo.
Dan is our in-house technical guru and talented audio engineer. His focus is writing code for software products and systems related to the audio and video field. He is an excellent thinker and technical force behind the scenes. He is also known to drink whiskey with fellow coworkers Friday nights from his extensive collection.
Laura is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has been in the business 13 years, starting with her experience on the agency side as a producer. She’ll book your sessions, send your dub order, assist in your production and handle many other requests you might have. Fun facts about Laura: She loves to sing and has traveled Europe with a national group, singing in music halls and cathedrals.
When George got married, his wife found out he built a Heathkit for a stereo system. Impressed, she encouraged him to study for an FCC license which led to his appointment at WHK radio. Later, as engineer for the Cleveland Browns radio network, George would work weekends, flying wherever the Browns played. He's been to every pro football stadium multiple times. His foresight about the changing radio industry led to him open his own “commercial’ studio in the 70s. For many years, he was known as one of the best sound engineers around. Fun fact about George: Beyond work, his passion has always been cars … which he would race at Dragway 42 here in Northeast Ohio.
Commercial Sound + Image is conveniently located eight miles from downtown Cleveland, just west of Interstate 77 at:
6001 West Creek Road
Independence, OH 44131