[ LOCATION SOUND FOR FILM & TELEVISION ]
Manel is a stayer in the industry. He is a Production Sound Mixer / Sound Recordist for Feature Films, TV Dramas & TVC productions and has been for over 20 years.
Formally trained, Manel graduated with a Bachelor of Film, Majoring in Sound from Barcelona University (ESCAC), Spain in 1999. His early career was spent in editing and booming, before turning to recording in 2011, and as a result Manel has excellent knowledge, experience and understanding of the end to end needs in sound.
Getting the job done with minimum fuss while respecting the performance of the actors is the main goal of Manel's work, as well as getting as many options as possible to help the post-production process.
Manel is based in Melbourne, has resided in Australia since 2003 and holds dual Australian & Spanish citizenship.
Fully equipped for location sound recording on any sized production, Manel is a highly talented, professional and respected member of the industry. Continue scrolling for some testimonials to back this up!
"Manel recorded a whole season of Upper Middle Bogan that included Zumba class, drag racing and an ensemble cast of eleven - all talking over top of each other - and we didn’t need one line of ADR! A Spanish miracle."
WAYNE HOPE & ROBYN BUTLER
Directors & Producers, Gristmill
"Manel Lopez is an asset to any crew of which he’s a member. I have worked with him on numerous occasions over several years and he has always brought to the job quiet professionalism coupled with calmness and good humour. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any sound recording situation."
Production & Assistant Direction
"Manel is such an asset to any set. His professional, yet warm and fun, approach to his work and the cast and crew around him is exceptional. Collaborating with him from a cinematographers stand point is always enjoyable and rewarding. His end result, even under trying sound conditions, is impressive."
Director of Photography
“He’s from Barcelona”
“Manel is a delight to work with and always does work of the highest quality”
“Always a pleasure to work with Manel, but beware, he will turn on you viciously if you call him Manuel.”
"Makeup & Hair always hang around sound…….Manel is very generous with sharing his monitor. His a true professional, work comes first, then some light-hearted fun.
Its a real pleasure to be working with him and his team."