Joel Krantz is a native of Easton, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia), now living in the Los Angeles area. He was hired as a full-time assistant Professor of Film Production with an expertise in Post Production Sound, joining the Department of Cinema and Television in the Fall of 2011. Prior to being hired full-time, he had been teaching post production sound part-time in the department of CTVA for seven years. He is an Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert for both Post Production and Music, as well as an Avid Certified Instructor. In addition to teaching at CSUN, he has guest lectured at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and he also regularly teaches Avid Pro Tools sound curriculum locally at Video Symphony (Burbank, CA).
With over 20 years of industry experience, Joel has written and published more than 25 different Pro Tools training course books, used at Avid Authorized Training Partners worldwide. Currently, Joel is completing a book called, Pro Tools Advanced Post Production Techniques , which will be available from Cengage Publishing and most major book retailers in early 2012. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he worked in New York City for six years as a product specialist and training instructor for Avid Technology, Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree (in Music Education) from Susquehanna University in 1985, and a Master of Music degree (in Music Technology) from New York University in 1998, where he graduated with summa cum laude honors.
His training and consulting clients include sound professionals from NBC-Universal, Warner Brothers, Disney Feature Animation, Paramount, Capitol Records, Clear Channel Worldwide, Virgin Records, MPSE Local 700, Sound One, Magno Sound and Video, Technicolor, New York University, AT&T, Price-Waterhouse, Nile Rogers Productions, NBET, National Public Radio (NPR), Sony Pictures, Sony Music, ABC, CBS, and Fox.
His film sound credits include Déjà vu, Sojourn, and a documentary film called, War of the Gods, which was recently screened at the 2011 El Sawy International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt. In addition to working in film sound, Joel has also edited and mixed television promos for Fox Television and DirecTV. Joel is also an active member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), and the University Film & Video Association (UFVA). Although teaching is his passion, Joel keeps himself busy outside of CSUN with free-lance film and video projects, consulting, publishing, and spending time with his wife Michele, daughters Natalie and Samantha, and chocolate Labrador Retriever, Hershey.