With a profound understanding of sound design, dramatic tension, and comedic timing, Paul Baxter has become a highly prolific sound designer in Australia and across the world. He maintains a strong focus on effective communications, which is why some of the world’s most talented, award-winning creative teams love working with him.
In 2008, Paul made the big move from head engineer, MD and co-owner of South Africa’s number 1 sound studio, Sonovision, to put down roots and join Risk Sound in Melbourne, Australia. After 8 years as Senior Sound Designer and Specialist Manager, Paul started Baxter Sound in 2016, servicing the industry as an audio post production studio and freelance sound designer.
Throughout his vast and lengthy career, Paul has cultivated an extensive number of awards for his work in sound design. These have come from many prestigious award shows in various categories. Some of the award shows include Cannes Lions, London International Awards, D&AD Awards, Clio Awards, Spikes Asia, Loerie Awards, AWARD Awards, MADC Awards, Rome International Film Festival, WebFest, and Cannes Court Métrage awards, among many others.
He’s been invited to judge Clios, AADC, Loeries and The New York Festival, and was also a committee member of the MADC for four years.
When he isn’t busy working, he loves the outdoors, motorcycle touring, rock climbing, hiking, diving, AFL and brewing beer.
Daniel was born with a passion for filmmaking, and started honing his skills as an audio engineer long before he realised there was such a thing as an audio engineer. He is highly skilled in recording, mixing and mastering music, and has an excellent ear for sound design.
His years spent making short films, producing school plays and engineering music performances lead to a BA in Audio Production at COLLARTS, followed by an internship and subsequent place of his own behind the mixing desk at Baxter Sound. When he’s not making films, he’s watching them, and when he’s not listening to music… well, he’s always listening to music.