Daniel Olmsted studied film production at San Francisco State University. He was then hired onto the staff of the Saul Zaentz Film Center in Berkeley, a facility for post production sound work on feature films. He spent the next 15 years working as a recordist, sound designer and sound mixer on a variety of feature films, documentaries and short films including well-know films like Boogie Nights, The English Patient, Twin Peaks and many more.
Along with teaching in the CCSF Cinema Department, Dan continues to work as a sound designer and mixer. His IMDB profile contains examples of the projects he has contributed to:
Additionally, Dan plays guitar in a local alt/country band called Loretta Lynch, and the imrov/jazz band, Mushroom.