James Wu, music and sound recordist  IMDb
P.O. Box 770602
Woodside, NY 11377-0602

James Wu is a graduate of Mannes the New School for Music (BM '11 violin, MM '13 composition).

James has been recording concerts and musical performances for over two years. Sometimes they've occurred in strange and unconventional spaces but, given his conservatory refined hearing abilities and awareness of how musicians operate, he's always been up for the challenge.

During that time, James picked up on film audio techniques as well, using the same tools that allows him to create accurate and clean recordings: his ears. He's now a fully capable field recordist and mixer.

James prides himself on stitching and blending together pieces of audio seamlessly for a final mix that sounds like it was recorded in a single take. In sound design, he also understands how sound tells a story, with or without an image.

recordings from late 2014 onward

various recordings from 2015 onward

Music production credits:

co-producer, assistant, various recordings

SoHo (2016) and The Jasmine Tree (TBR)
editing and mixing

Film sound credits:

Cocina de Soul 2016 web series, Desiree Monae-Gibbs (the New School)
sound recordist

The Shit List 2016 short, Armando Bloom
sound recordist

Not Another Corny Romance Story 2016 short, Mitchell Welsh (NY Film Academy)
sound recordist

Embers 2016 slow cinema, Ashish Pant (Columbia University)
sound recordist

Charlie 2016 short, Katherine Filaseta
sound recordist

Listen Closely 2016 crowdfunding, Listen Closely Chamber Music Initiative
sound recordist, videographer, editor

Beserk Reunion Project 2016 trailer, Cesar Cross
sound recordist

I’m No Hero 2016 web series, 2Bridges Productions
sound recordist, equipment manager

Butterfly 2016 short, Şerife Potuk
sound recordist

Suddenly, Banana 2016 short, Edan Jacob Levy
sound recordist, production assistant

Master and Servant 2016 film, Ashish Pant
sound recordist

Babaton 2015 short, Taylor Miller
sound recordist

#10007 2015 short, Reginald Beltran
sound recordist, assistant editor