At once a talented musician, refined audio engineer and sound designer, experienced music producer, and fortuitously, owner of a set of beautiful ears, Mark Ennis is our resident expert in all things audio. From an early age, the Regina native immersed himself in music, obsessively diving into both the creative and technical aspects that drive compelling music. After the better part of two decades as a seasoned drummer, as well as a budding sound engineer, Barbershop Films enlisted Mark to bring his audio expertise to our team. As Audio Engineer at Barbershop, Mark is responsible for editing, mixing, and balancing audio tracks, improving sound quality, creating sound design for projects using effects and music, as well as recording sound during productions and live events. He is also responsible for plugging into the AUX cord at parties. Mark’s depth of knowledge in audio, his desire to continually expand his skills and creativity, his collaborative nature, and his instincts in creating the perfect melodic or resonant sounds to pair with video make Mark an invaluable part of our team. When Mark is not working, he’s usually still doing something sound-related, be it listening to music, recording music, or trying to decide if it’s acceptable to publicly share his love for Phil Spector.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to and why?
The Killers in Vegas was surprisingly good. Also, Paul McCartney in Regina.
Do people tell you that you look like someone famous? If so, who? If not, who should we be telling you that you look like?
I’ve gotten a few. Mostly the Jonas brothers – all of them. I’ve gotten each one as well as all of them combined into one. Also, I’ve gotten Freddy Mercury and Adam Brody.
What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?
Pineapple fried rice served in a hollowed-out pineapple.
What’s your least favourite smell?
What’s your favourite hand-drying method in public washrooms?
Paper towel over blow dryer any day.
What’s one irrational fear that you have?
Well, I don’t have a fear of heights, but when I’m standing in a high place, my brain often imagines what it would feel like to jump. But that’s not really a fear, is it?
It’s more of a fear of yourself.
I didn’t think we’d get that deep.