Venerable sound designer Bryen Hensley joined post audio facility NoiseFloor on Monday, Jan. 16, after a dozen years as lead sound designer at Resolution Production Group.
He becomes 12-year old Noise Floor’s fourth sound designer, alongside co-owners Coken and Jamie Vanadia and Stosh Tuszynski.
“We are incredibly thrilled to have Bryen join us and add more diversity to our team’s skillset with his extensive background in film, video games and commercials, bringing huge opportunities for creative collaboration,” says NoiseFloor co-owner Cory Coken.
With Hensley on staff, says Coken, “We’re excited to see what’s next for NoiseFloor. He’s such a great guy and so talented. He’s not just a commercial guy, but handles a great diversity of the kind of work we do, in corporate, film, TV, music video and gaming.”
Hensley is also looking forward to his new affiliation. “The Noise Floor team is already ridiculously talented,” he says. “Hopefully, I can bring a little something extra to the table and we can provide a sound facility that is second to none.”
Listed among the credits on Hensley’s lengthy resume are recent work on Tyndale’s 18-CD “The Breathe Bible” Audio New Testament; ADR on numerous films and TV shows, including Showtime’s current hit series, “The Affair,” and earlier, “The Beast,” a series that filmed in Chicago; sound mixing on Kartemquin acclaimed docs “Hoop Dreams” and “Stevie” and Halo video games.
Hensley’s audio career started 25 years ago at Zenith, a recording studio owned by Coken’s father, sound engineer Rick Coken. “So Bryen and I have known each other since we were kids,” says Coken. “I always knew he was the right guy for Noise Floor.”
The Noise Floor studio, with a staff of eight, including music composer Devin Delaney, is located in 5,000-sq. ft. of space, with four recording studios and four editorial suites, at 308 W. Erie in River North.