| Matt Kaplowitz | Kate Carty | John Cavanaugh | Ilene Goldberg | Jessica Malia | Jeremy Novak | Matt Roth | David Snitkof | Ken Takeuchi |
Matt Kaplowitz: Creative Director
Matt Kaplowitz is Creative Director of Onomatopoeia and a production & post mixer & sound designer, composer/arranger,
with emphasis on 5.1 surround mixing, digital cinema, and high-end sound for
As sound producer/music director for Broadway Television Network (BTN), he
developed Broadway Surround, a sound-mixing format designed to bring the live listening experience to the 5.1 surround-sound home theater environment.
Working with Texas Instruments, Boeing Technologies, Dolby Labs, he is a leader in the development of sound design for the emerging digital cinema
technologies. Matt is also the co-author of How to Talk to Your Kids About School Violence.
Awards include a Grammy for producing the soundtrack version of Ghandi with
Ravi Shankar, an Emmy for the PBS special To Bear Witness, a 2001 Emmy
nomination for Literacy Partners featuring Diane Sawyer, the 2001 New York
Int'l. Film & TV Festival silver medal for television sound design for mixing
Smokey Joe's café, Peabody and Cable Ace awards for HBO's Braingames, a Cable Ace for Nickelodeon's Eureeka's Castle, and numerous Clio, Monitor, Action For Children's Television, Cindy, Chicago & Houston Film Festivals, Questar, Intercom, and NY Int'l Film & TV Festival awards for composition, sound
mixing, and sound design.
Featured work includes:
|ACTV||E-School||Sound design & mixing for a broad range of programming for this for this cutting edge interactive TV/Internet/video distance learning platform|
|BTN:||Jekyll & Hyde||5.1 & stereo sound design for TV & Digital Cinema|
|BTN:||Putting It Together||5.1 & stereo sound design for TV & Digital Cinema|
|BTN:||Smokey Joe's Café||5.1 amp; stereo sound design for TV & Digital Cinema|
|Liberty/Livewire||Austin Powers II||Original music, sound design & Livewire mixing for the interactive version of The Spy Who Shagged Me|
|Liberty/Livewire||MTV II/The Box||Original music, sound design & mixing for custom interactive programming for this service|
|Scholastic||Literacy Place||Technical development sound design & production for the largest interactive literacy project ever produced|
Kate Carty: Director of Marketing
John Cavanaugh: Chief Information Officer
John Cavanaugh is Chief Information Officer of Bridge Multimedia. In his 2 years with Bridge, he has been responsible for developing/writing copy for the company's Internet site, www.bridgemultimedia.com, informational articles, corporate reports and special presentations. John is responsible for research and analysis of the latest government policies regarding the evolution of accessible technology. He has had an extensive working relationship with The American Foundation for the Blind over the past 10 years, working closely with the "Books on Tape" division as a researcher, reviewer and audio editor of quality control ensuring his understanding of the needs of people that are Blind/Visually Impaired and Deaf/Hearing Impaired.
Ilene Goldberg: VP Special Projects
Ilene Goldberg is Vice President for Special Projects for Onomatopoeia and a Founding Partner and Director of Bridge Multimedia. She serves as part of a research team innovating universally accessible technology and content for television and electronic media in partnership with the American Foundation for the Blind. She has coordinated the creation of a fully accessible, 508-compliant CD-ROM for AFB, an accessible commercial for Kohler featuring a blind man, a New Jersey Commission for the Blind HIPA project, and the first live-from-Broadway show with audio description and closed captioning.
Ilene coordinates broadcast, corporate, and internet projects for clients from inception to completion by matching them with the best creative teams, managing budgets, and negotiating deals with vendors.
Jessica Malia: Public Relations & Marketing Intern
Jessica Malia is Onomatopoeia's public relations and marketing intern for
the How to Talk to Your Kids books. She is a communications major at NYU,
where her studies focus on public relations and advertising. She will
graduate in May 2005.
Through NYU, Jessica served as a tutor in the New York City public schools.
She has also applied her studies at various companies around New York. In
the past, she has interned at Arista Records and Thomson Media.
Jeremy Novak: Office Manager & Copy Editor
Jeremy Novak is Onomatopaeia's Copy Editor. He is responsible for editing and structuring the How to Talk to Your Kids books, as well as handling copy for various other company projects. Since receiving his B.A. in Literature from S.U.N.Y. Purchase in 1993, Jeremy has had over eight years' experience handling a wide range of copy for newspapers, institutions, and websites.
Matt Roth: Post mixer & sound designer (freelance)
Diverse sound design experience for video games, web audio, TV/radio spot mixing & long-form
Featured work includes:
|Bravo:||Hollywood, DC||Mixing of feature-length documentary|
|Burger King||BK Urban Spots||TV/radio, for urban market spots|
|CNBC||Profit From It||TV/radio spots|
|Discovery||Strange World||On-air promos|
|ESPN||Poker Dogs ||TV/radio spots|
|Gilette ||Mach III||TV/radio spots|
|IFC||Split Screen||Mixing of 16-part series |
|Konami||Castlevania||Sound design & mixing for video game|
|Microsoft||Missle Command II||Sound design & mixing for video game|
|Showtime ||Original Prods. Div.||On-air promos, TV/radio, for variety programming
David Snitkof: BridgeBuilder Project Coordinator & Web Developer
David Snitkof is the BridgeBuilder Product Coordinator for Bridge Multimedia and the creator of this website. A student at Brown University in Providence, RI, his concentration is in economics, with emphases on decision making, neuroeconomics, and the economics of the biotechnology industry. David will graduate from Brown in May of 2005.
At Brown, David has served as Vice President and Webmaster of his fraternity, Writing Editor and Forum Coordinator for The Catalyst, an interdisciplinary science magazine, and Chairman of Acquisitions for Brown University Orientation.
David has also taken his interests and skills into the business world, having been employed at Smith Barney in Manhattan, ConnectEdu in Providence, and WBRU-FM, also in Providence.
Ken Takeuchi: Chief Engineer
Ken Takeuchi is a sound designer, tech designer, and innovator of 5.1 surround sound techniques. He has an impressive range of sound design and sound mixing credits for spots, promos, and long-form programming. In 2001, he won a Silver Medal for sound mixing of Smokey Joe's Café for Broadway Television Network. A 1993 graduate with honors of Berklee College of Music, Ken joined Onomatopoeia in 1994. He is also an independent filmmaker and fine artist and maintains a personal website at kentakeuchi.com.
Featured work includes:
|AT&T Cable||AT&T Cable Promos||TV/radio network promos, & NCTA promo|
|Bravo||Hollywood, DC||Mixing of feature-length documentary|
|BTN||Jekyll & Hyde ||T5.1 & stereo sound mixing for TV & Digital Cinema|
|BTN||Putting It Together||T5.1 & stereo sound mixing for TV & Digital Cinema|
|Disney||Cable Promos||Sound design & mixing for network promos|
|ESPN||Game Plan||On-air promos, TV-Radio & NCTA video promo|
|HBO||Cable Promos||Sound design & mixing for network promos|
|NEW YORK LIFE||PBS Network Promo||Sound design and mixing |
|Panasonic||Friends||5.1 & stereo mixes for movie theaters and TV of cell phone/camera spots|
|Sony||Billy Joel: Greatest Hits III||Mix of feature-length music special|
|Sony||Kodo at the Acropolis||Mix of feature-length music special|
|Style network||The Brini Maxwell||Mixing and sound design for 13-part series|
|Urban Box Office||Animation four-pack||5.1 surround mixing for TV & movie theaters|