"Where it all comes together"
Headed by Michael Schmidt, Fuse Box is a creative assortment of talent. Born on the outskirts of Nowheresville, Pennsylvania, Michael spent his early years learning a variety of instruments, singing, and playing in several rock bands. As soon as he was legally able to do so, he fled Pennsylvania to attend Full Sail University in Florida and then moved to Los Angeles. He started his adventures as an engineer and sound designer at a variety of high-end facilities, including the Bakery Sound & Vision, Stan Lee Media, Ad Ventures, Post FX, and Frame Work Studios. His client roster included Disney, Universal Studios, ABC, NBC, Columbia Tristar, Showtime, Fox, and many, many “incredible” independent films. As Chief Audio Editor and Mixer for Stan Lee Media Inc, he worked hand in hand with Stan Lee (Creator of The Avengers, Spiderman, X-Men, etc.) on Sound Design for Stan’s newest comic creations. After being lured into Face the Music as their feature Sound Designer, he began getting back to his roots of writing music. He spent a few years working with and learning the tricks of advertising music from Paul Robb (Information Society) before taking off as a composer. Since starting Fuse Box in 2007, Michael has written music for over 500 commercials as well as several television shows and films. Recent highlights include writing the theme music for Nascar and Formula 1 on NBC Sports, multiple Super Bowl commercials, the theme for Sunday Sports Report and Pro Football Talk on NBC as well as other various TV shows. His composing skills are complemented by his wide-ranging and cutting-edge vision of the Sound Designer’s art, drawn from his diverse experiences in a variety of formats including Film, Television, Commercials, Music Videos, Theme Parks, and the Internet. Among Fuse Box’s many accomplishments Michael has been recognized for several Shoot Magazine top tracks as well as a few Telly Awards and a Detroit D Show Award.