Today, music and sound company Barking Owl announced the newest addition to its award-winning team, Dan Flosdorf, who joins as sound designer and mixer. Flosdorf is the studio’s first hire in New York, and this announcement comes as the LA-based company ramps up to open a studio in New York City in summer 2020.
“I have always been attracted to Barking Owl and the quality of its top-tier work and cultivated team, Barking Owl has been in my sights for years and I’ve always been inspired by the company culture and commitment to creative,” said Dan Flosdorf. “Barking Owl’s commitment to keeping the creative first and developing their talent is uncanny and the team they have built is what makes this so meaningful."
Flosdorf has a decorated track record for engineering, mixing, and designing sound and music for various feature films, commercials and more throughout his career. Prior to his role at Barking Owl, Flosdorf served as mixer and sound designer at audio post-production facility Heard City for seven years. In addition to his role at Heard City, he is best known for collaborating with Derek Cianfrance creating sound design for films including 'The Place Beyond the Pines', 'Blue Valentine', as well as his work with Ron Howard on his feature, 'Made in America'. His commercial work with brands like Google, Volvo, Facebook, Sprite, and multiple HBO campaigns for Watchmen, Westworld and Game of Thrones has helped solidify his status as one of the most creative mixers and sound designers. Flosdorf takes a thoughtful and collaborative approach to all types of projects and will bring his background and expertise in creative storytelling to the Barking Owl team.
“Since the creation of Barking Owl, we always emphasised the importance of collaboration and storytelling from top to bottom,” said Kelly Bayett, founder and creative director, Barking Owl. “Dan’s background across sound for all types of content, from features to commercials, will be an integral addition to Barking Owl in terms of both producing world-class sound and expanding our capabilities across the country.”
Barking Owl has provided original music, sound design, music research, mixing and licensing for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike, Audi, Apple and more. Flosdorf will visit Barking Owl’s LA office to train with the full team as he becomes acclimated to the company’s culture and approach to music and sound. He is currently four-walling in NYC and working on projects for both East and West Coast clients, leading up to the opening of Barking Owl’s NYC studio this summer.