Dennis Weinreich and Richard Eastwood Re-united
Dennis and Richard have known each other since the 1970's. Their careers have regularly crossed, Dennis at Scorpio Sound, Videosonics and Pinewood, Richard at Music Lab, GearBox and ESV. Dennis is a regular client of ESV and has the view of an informed end user. They both realised that this is a valuable perspective to channel into Richards expansion plans for ESV. They agreed that it would be both fun and useful for ESV to tap into his experience to help make sure that ESV's continues to deliver to clients the best available products and workflows they need today and into the future.
As you can see below, Dennis Weinreich has a very impressive bio which covers the music, audio post and broadcast markets. His experience of the creative process is extremely deep.
Richard is very enthusiastic about Dennis' experience and what he can bring to the table, "Dennis sees what I am doing from a customer's perspective and can really help me to build a better business that is totally customer focused, his input is invaluable to me understanding how best to move forward and grow the company. He also knows a lot of people in the industry that can help me connect and partner with new clients. He respects my abilities to provide the best experience for my customers, and I respect his understanding of their needs."
"I really like what Richard is doing," adds Dennis, "I've worked with him on many occasions in the past and he always strikes me as someone who genuinely cares about his customers. You know, if there's a problem he always calls me straight back and fixes it, he really goes the extra mile to make sure I'm happy and up and running, which is really important in this business. Yes he's an old friend, but he's also one of the few people I've met who absolutely goes all out to make sure you are happy as a client. I'm looking forward to working with ESV and helping to take them to the next level."
Dennis Weinreich Bio
Originally from Los Angeles, Dennis Weinreich's interest in audio stretches back to his earliest years while still in school. His bedroom/garage studio was a regular haunt for the booming mid 1960's Southern Californian surf music scene. In 1970 he was juggling University and working at Stephen Bosustow Film Productions where he shot, edited and created sound effects for the Oscar© winning short 'Is It always Right to be Right' with Orson Welles. He arrived in London in September of 1971 to work on the animated series 'The Jackson 5'.
In the 70's and 80's as a music engineer and producer he was working with artists as diverse as Jeff Beck, The Walker Brothers, Queen, Supertramp, Wham, The Real Thing, Talk Talk, Jack Bruce, Jon Anderson, Mick Taylor, Hummingbird, Trust, Barbara Dickson and many more. He also bridged the gap between Music and Film, working on film scores for composers Michael Kamen, Richard Thompson, Rachel Portman, Debbie Wiseman, Del Newman and others.
In 1983 he established Videosonics to make creative technology used in the music world available to the emerging independent television sector. Videosonics become one of the most respected film and TV sound facilities in the UK. It was one of the first facilities anywhere to embrace digital technology and was the first to actually post produce an audio track - a commercial for British Airways, on a prototype DAW from AMS way back in 1985. Videosonics built the first fully digital film dubbing theatre in the UK, and remained throughout at the leading edge of creative technology for Film and TV.
In July 2008 Dennis joined Pinewood Studios Group as Managing Director for Film and Television Post Production and later Digital Content Services. During his time at Pinewood the facility saw a significant growth in post production expanding into picture post, data management, restoration and digital lab and delivery. His role as MD was satisfying as a business manager but necessitated a lack of creative participation in the projects he was involved with. He decided to step down as MD to take on a reduced role in the company so he could pursue more technically challenging and creative involvement in projects via The Weinreich Company. Music has always remained a key activity for Dennis throughout. He has been a performing musician playing in 'pub' rock bands for the last 24 years. He is currently bassist with "More Than Your Ma's Worth", "Bell Pepper Jam" and "Zeroplane". In the last year he has also produced/engineered CDs for Procol Harum, Pete Brown, Flip Out, The Breakfast Band and a number of other projects.
The two parallels careers that Dennis has followed, working at the top end in both Music and Film/TV gives him a unique perspective of the challenges and needs of these industries and how the technologies and techniques used in each can crossover effectively into the other. He has also been both creative director and managing director in major facilities and can draw on his understanding of the relationship, and sometimes conflict, between commercial and creative requirements to help define coherent and effective business plans.