RUSS CASTILLO

INDEPENDENT STUDIO OWNER

PRODUCER/ENGINEER

850-385-5837

russcastillo@gmail.com

 

2008-2012                Audio Instructor, School of Communication

                                    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

                                    Advanced Audio Production, Studio Production

 

1999-2007                Audio Instructor, Department of Telecommunications

                                    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

                                    Was instructor of record for two sections per semester of advanced

Audio Production.  Developed curriculum, advised department on acquisition of equipment.

 

1999-2007                Audio Engineer/Consultant, WTIU Public Television

                                    Assisted in all aspects of audio production for live-to-tape studio

and field production.  Advised Station Manager on acquisition of audio equipment for university affiliated PBS station.  Productions included broadcasts of IU Football, WomenÕs Basketball, syndicated childrenÕs programming, musical performances by major artists and a documentary on the Dalai LamaÕs visit to Bloomington to open a Tibetan Studies center.  Post-production sweetening for original station productions, including the John Mellencamp documentary Trouble No More.

 

 

STUDIO

SELECTED PROJECTS

A Producers' Workshop

Owner 2007-present

Tallahassee, FL

 

Produced/Engineered:

Tyler Denning Band

Les Dudek

Chilled Monkey Brains

Eclectic Acoustic

Pat Travers & Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad (live to video)

Castle Creek Studios

Owner 1999-2007

Bloomington, IN

Produced/Engineered:

Three Minute Mile, Waiting for Whenever

Blue Moon Revue, Home

Right Side Down, Jackpot

Sideburn Mike, Frantic Strategies

The Swell, Love Grenade

Various Acts, Live From Bloomington, 2002, 2003, 2004

 

ProducerÕs Access

Owner

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Produced/Engineered:

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

WhachuÕ Want for Christmas

Les Rose Jazz Swing Ensemble

Jump Swing Boogie

Various Artists, including Martha Davis, Patrick Moraz, Paulette Brown, Lenny Castro Stop the Violence

The Flashbacks

Take a Chance

 

 

Mastertracks

(Contracted as Producer/Engineer)

Santa Barbara, CA

 

 

Produced/Engineered:

 JT & the Zydeco Zippers

Zip it Up

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1st Album)

Engineered:

Billy Zane

Jonathon Winters

 

The Little Studio

Chief Engineer

North Hollywood, CA

 

Engineered:

The Doors Live at the Hollywood Bowl (cd & video)

Kansas

 

Various Studios

Los Angeles, CA

 

Engineered:

 Brady-Siegal

Beer & Donuts

 

 

ProducerÕs Workshop

Chief Engineer

Hollywood, CA

 

Assistant Engineered:

Pink Floyd (The Wall)         

Ambrosia           

The Crusaders 

David Benoit

Anne Murray

Johnny Lee

Mickey Gilley

Elvin Bishop

Liberace

Huey Lewis & The News (MTV video)

 

Engineered:       

Berlin

Liberace/London Philharmonic Orchestra

Ray Charles

Billy Preston/Gloria Jones

Holland Dozier Holland

Herbie Hancock

Wayne Shorter

The Rave-Ups

Tommy Lasorda

SteppinÕ Lazer

Act of Faith

 

Television/Commercials

IN SEARCH OF . . . (syndicated television series)

CALIFORNIA LOTTERY

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

Featuring The Temptations

CHRISTMAS UNITY TELETHON KEYT TV

Santa Barbara, CA 1992 - 98

Live Mixing for telethon, start to finish

Acts included:  David Crosby, Christopher Cross, Michael McDonald, Jim Messina, Kenny Loggins, Stacey Keach, Olivia Newton-John, Loggins & Messina (reunion)

FIELD OF COMPASSION: The Dalai Lama in Bloomington.  Documentary for WTIU, Bloomington, IN.  2003.

TROUBLE NO MORE: THE MAKING OF A JOHN MELLENCAMP ALBUM.  (DVD RELEASE)  Documentary.  2003.

Movie Soundtracks

Pretty in Pink (The Rave-Ups)

Across the Tracks (Social Fact)

Urban Cowboy (Boz Scaggs/The Eagles)

Swingers (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)

 

Live Music Videos

Chubby Checker/Fats Domino/The Diamonds/Leslie Gore/Little Anthony/

Lou Christie

Ricky Nelson

 

Live Venue Mixing

Mark Lindsey Tour

Santa Barbara Symphony

Dishwalla

Itols

Gwar

Long Beach Dub All-Stars (formerly Sublime)

Save Ferris

Poe

Nerfherder

The Smothers Brothers

Paul Rodriguez

Dave Wakeling

Martha Davis

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Producers

Paul Rothchild

Bob Ezrin

Bill Schnee

Ray Charles

Billy Preston

Freebo

Holland-Dozier-Holland

 

Studio Musicians

Lenny Castro

Jim Keltner

Kenny Aronoff

Mark Jordan

Jim Keltner

Tyran Porter

Tom Peterson

Kenny Gradney

Billy Payne