My name is Garrett Jenkin, and I’m an audio engineer, musician, and sound designer from Annapolis, Maryland. My obsession with audio began at a very young age. It all started one Christmas morning, when I discovered a small Yamaha electric keyboard waiting for me under the tree. It was in that moment that my head promptly disappeared down the rabbit hole of audio and home recording forever - never to be seen again. I became absolutely fascinated by sound, something that is invisible, yet such an important and integral part of our everyday lives. I’m sure my parents never saw what was coming when they bought that little keyboard – what started as a simple way to learn basic piano quickly transformed into an ever-growing home recording studio, and it wasn’t long before audio became my life’s dream. I had been playing instruments and loving music since the third grade, but throughout high school, my passion shifted into the technical side of sound. In an ever-growing world of video and audio content, I decided I wanted to become a part of this group of creative minds.
In 2017, I graduated high school and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in the recording industry. Over the past several years, I have worked on various musical projects, and it was during this time that I developed a strong interest in sound for picture as well. I am currently completing my second internship in a commercial music recording studio and taking classes in advanced sound for picture techniques. In May 2021, I will be graduating with a degree in Audio Production from Middle Tennessee State University and hope to turn my side freelance audio career into a full-time gig – doing music production, sound design, and audio engineering.
I was invited to work on this project by the DP, who is actually a longtime childhood friend of mine. For years, Jake and I have shared our appreciation for both video and audio production, respectively, and have collaborated together on several amateur projects in the past. We’ve always talked of how great it would be to one day work together professionally, and this project already means a lot to me because I’m seeing one of my early goals slowly start to take shape.
I am excited to begin working with the rest of the crew on what will be my first official short film project. Over the past four years, my interest in film and sound design has grown tremendously. This is a project that I feel like I can contribute to significantly, as well as gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience from. I look forward to bringing creative sound design ideas and solutions to the film, and using my audio skills to fully maximize the emotional impact of this great script. I see a lot of potential for the sound in this film to create and carry the mood, and I can’t wait to start working on this project and with this incredibly talented team.