Mixer, Sound Designer

Home Town: Glen Ridge, New Jersey
First Concert: Bruce Springsteen

Industry veteran Bolen comes to Formosa Villa from PLAY with over two decades of experience in post-production sound. He has regularly teamed up with such top agencies as TBWAChiatDay, Media Arts Lab, 72andSunny, Venables Bell & Partners, Wieden+Kennedy, Deutsch, Vitro and David&Goliath, among others. With a degree in recording and music from Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory, Bolen began his career at Virginia-based Roland House. He spent eight years there, mixing long form projects for major broadcast clients including PBS, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and National Geographic. In 1999, John accepted an offer to move to Los Angeles to work at Eleven Sound in Santa Monica, where he found his love for commercials. Shortly after, in 2003 he opened PLAY, where he spent the next 12 years. In that time he has lent his talents to a wide range of award-winning projects.


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