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  The Highwayman (sound mixer) (filming)
  Raleigh (Short) (production sound mixer) (post-production)
 2020 The Social Dilemma (Documentary) (production sound mixer)
 2018 MENver (TV Short) (production sound: pilot)
 2018 Lily 'N' Rose (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2018 Amateur (production sound mixer)
 2017 Gnaw (production sound mixer)
 2017 Our Souls at Night (utility sound technician)
 2017 Casting JonBenet (Documentary) (production sound mixer)
 2016 Heaven Sent (TV Movie) (production sound mixer)
 2016 The Black Hole (production sound mixer)
 2016 20th Century Limited: America's Most Famous Passenger Train (Video documentary) (sound mixer)
 2016 Dear Eleanor (production sound mixer)
 2015 Finlay Rogers and the Toxic Megacolon (Short) (sound mixer)
 2014-2015 A Football Life (TV Series documentary) (production sound - 4 episodes)
- Ken Stabler (2015) ... (production sound)
- Marshall Faulk (2015) ... (production sound)
- Lyle Alzado (2014) ... (production sound)
- Terrell Davis (2014) ... (production sound)
 2015 Table 47 (production sound mixer)
 2013-2015 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (production sound - 2 episodes)
- Of Miracles and Men (2015) ... (production sound)
- Elway to Marino (2013) ... (production sound)
 2015 Racing Extinction (Documentary) (production sound)
 2015 Meru (Documentary) (production sound)
 2014 Wrong Side Up (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2014 Saving My Tomorrow (TV Series documentary) (production sound)
 2014 An American Terror (production sound mixer)
 2014/II Therapy (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2013 Nimerick (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2013 The Book of Manning (TV Movie documentary) (production sound)
 2013 I Do (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2013 Deadly Devotion (TV Series documentary) (production sound mixer - 1 episode)
- The Bad Samaritans (2013) ... (production sound mixer)
  America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary) (production sound - 1 episode, 2012) (production sound mixer - 1 episode, 2005)
- Darin DeVoe (2012) ... (production sound)
- Ronald Young (2005) ... (production sound mixer)
 2011 Simon & Garfunkel: Traumwandler des Pop (TV Movie documentary) (sound)
 2011 Making Monsters (TV Series) (production sound - 1 episode)
- Its Not Easy Making Monsters (2011) ... (production sound)
 2011 Unfurnished (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2011/II The Necklace (Short) (sound mixer)
 2011 True Crime with Aphrodite Jones (TV Series documentary) (production sound - 5 episodes)
- Glen Taylor Helzer: Children of Thunder (2011) ... (production sound)
- Pastor Matt Baker: Twist of Faith (2011) ... (production sound)
- Scott Rothstein: Loyalty, Lies and Loss (2011) ... (production sound)
- Rodney Alcala: Killer Contestant (2011) ... (production sound)
- JonBenet Ramsey: The Innocent (2011) ... (production sound)
 2011 Human Planet (TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 4 episodes)
- Cities: Surviving the Urban Jungle (2011) ... (sound)
- Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze (2011) ... (sound)
- Deserts: Life in the Furnace (2011) ... (sound)
- Oceans: Into the Blue (2011) ... (sound)
 2011 The Real Housewives of Miami (TV Series) (production sound mixer - 1 episode)
- Paradise Cost (2011) ... (production sound mixer)
 2011 The Harmony Game (Documentary) (sound)
 2010 Secrets of Aspen (TV Series) (sound mixer - 2 episodes)
- Cubic Zarconias (2010) ... (sound mixer)
- Kickoff Kiss-Off (2010) ... (sound mixer)
 2008 Mystery Diagnosis (TV Series) (production sound - 1 episode)
- The Headache That Wouldn't Go Away (2008) ... (production sound)
 2008 Exposé: America's Investigative Reports (TV Series) (sound - 1 episode)
- No Justice Out Here (2008) ... (sound)
 2008 Little Bear and the Master (production sound mixer)
 2008 Proud American (boom operator)
 2008 Bed of Dreams (TV Short) (production sound mixer)
 2008 The Big Give (TV Series) (production sound - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (production sound)
 2008 The Life Penalty (Documentary) (production sound mixer)
 2007 Everything or Nothing (sound recordist: added lines)
 2007 Resurrecting the Champ (cable puller: Denver)
 2006 Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (Documentary) (sound)
 2006 Can We Save Planet Earth? (TV Movie documentary) (production sound mixer)
 2006 Are We Changing Planet Earth? (TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist)
 2005 Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge (TV Mini-Series documentary) (production sound - 1 episode)
- Deadly Messengers (2005) ... (production sound)
 2005 Psychic Witness (TV Series) (production sound)
 2005 Man, Moment, Machine (TV Series) (production sound)
 2005 Throttle (production sound mixer)
 2005 Golf at Altitude (TV Series) (production sound mixer)
 2005 Mary's Passion (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2005 Strange Days on Planet Earth (TV Series documentary) (production sound - 1 episode)
- One-Degree Factor (2005) ... (production sound)
 2004 Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again (TV Special documentary) (production sound mixer: location segments)
 2004 Ichabod! (boom operator day player)
 2004 Fall River (production sound mixer)
 2004 Behind the Chutes (Documentary) (production sound mixer)
 2004 Ready for the Weekend Movie (TV Series) (production sound)
 2003 Tactical to Practical with Hunter Ellis (TV Series documentary) (production sound)
 2003 The Maze (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2003 Buy Me (TV Series documentary) (production sound mixer - 2007)
 2003 Blanston (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2003 Janet & Mark (Short) (production sound mixer)
 2002 Dobe and a Company of Heroes (TV Movie) (production sound)
 2001 Prisoner of War (Short) (boom operator)
 2001 The Game of Their Lives: Pro Football's Wonder Years (TV Movie documentary) (sound: interviews)
 2001 Dragon and the Hawk (production sound mixer)
 2001 Had a Brother (Short) (production sound)
 2000 The Claim (production sound mixer: Colorado - uncredited)
 2000 In Pursuit (Video) (dialogue editor)
 2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (TV Mini-Series) (production mixer: some Boulder segments)
 1999 Under the Helmet (TV Series) (production sound: Colorado)
 1999 The Hungry Bachelors Club (production sound mixer)
 1999 Daring Capers (TV Series documentary) (production sound)
 1998 Doomsday Plan (production sound mixer: Colorado segments)
 1998 Picture of Priority (production sound mixer)
 1998 The Jew in the Lotus (Documentary) (sound recordist)
 1998 The F.B.I. Files (TV Series documentary) (production sound)
 1998 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (boom operator - as David Schaaf)
 1997 Nature (TV Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode)
- Extraordinary Dogs (1997) ... (sound)
 1997 Emergency Vets (TV Series documentary) (production sound mixer)
 1996 Without Pity: A Film About Abilities (TV Movie documentary) (production sound mixer)
 1996 The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (TV Series documentary) (production sound)
 1996 Fire on the Mountain (Documentary) (production sound - some interviews, uncredited)
 1995 Day & Date (TV Series) (location sound)
 1994 Faces (sound recordist)
 1993 Grandfather Sky (TV Movie documentary) (production sound mixer)
 1993 Top of the World (boom operator)
 1992 Double Obsession (boom operator)
 1992 My Samurai (boom operator)
 1991 Edge of Honor (boom operator)
 1991 The Chase (TV Movie) (second boom operator) / (utility sound)
 1989 The Forgotten One (boom operator)
 1989 Primetime (TV Series documentary) (location sound)
 1988 Lone Wolf (boom operator)
 1987 Weekend Today (TV Series) (location sound)
 1981 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) (location sound)
 1977 Inside the NFL (TV Series) (production sound)
 1970 NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (TV Series) (location sound)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)

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David Schaaf


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Accepted into the Cinema Audio Society, and also Audio Engineering Society in 1999.

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