It’s started back in the 80’s, with an NYU electronics class exam and copious pencil eraser shavings. Doriane Elliott was feverishly erasing and wiping away her detritus right onto the knees of the student in the next chair. That student , Dave Hart, looked over with a raised eyebrow and a “hello?” gesture. And that was the beginning of years of friendship and collaboration.
Doriane Elliott has been casting and coaching actors for over 20 years, the bulk of which were as a casting director at voiceover powerhouse Phantom Audio in NYC. She has developed strong relationships with major talent agencies and their actors, and as a voice coach has helped her students sign with agencies like Buchwald, A3, Atlas and KPM. Doriane’s background in music as a singer and producer gives her a unique skill working with actors regarding voice and pitch control, breathing and mic technique.
“I was incredibly fortunate to work with Dave Hart on my Audible Original “Brackish Waters” starring Christina Applegate. Not only is Dave a consummate professional, but he is kind, thoughtful, patient and at every turn collaborative. Talented to the extreme, Dave’s excellent work helped us in landing an Audie Award Nomination for Comedy Book of The Year. Should come as no surprise that I would like to work with Dave for a long time to come.”
“I had the great privilege of collaborating with Dave on a podcast musical where he was responsible for creating a new form — a marriage of sound design, song, scoring and editing. Dave’s vast tool chest of skills in all of these arenas was a rare commodity for our project, and his deeply collaborative spirit made him an incomparable member of the creative team.”
Director (Film & Theater)
“Dave is an amazing talent on so many levels. I can’t think of one project where he didn’t knock it out of the park. From grand majestic orchestrated compositions to small playful ditties, his compositions, rich playing skills, talent, orchestrations and his keen engineering/mixing skills always succinctly embraced our productions and took them to another level. What can I say, a true artist and a solid professional that never missed a deadline or hesitated to adjust to the whims of me or my clients. For that… thanks Dave.”
Creative Director – Woo Creative, NYC
“There are few people I can recommend with as much confidence as Dave Hart. He is simply a stellar producer and engineer, with a keen musical ear, great technical facility, and an easy going manner (which makes a whole lot of difference when you’re spending hours in the studio!). The fact that he can also play numerous instruments remarkably well is only icing on the cake.”
–Elizabeth Erin Kemler
Songwriter – Recording Artist