Audio Production Portfolio
A Brief History
In 2011, at the age of 25, Michael Pedersen put together a business plan and set his sights on building a 1000 square foot commercial recording studio in Kelowna, British Columbia. With an education in audio engineering and acoustic design, some basic carpentry skills and the help of his father in law, Michael designed and built his studio over the summer and officially opened the doors to Music City Studio on September 17 2011.
As the name would suggest, the focus of the original studio was on music production. But as the years went on, film and podcast production began to dominate the business and as of today, have become the main source of revenue and enjoyment.
Music City Studio operated from its commercial location until July of 2016, when it was bought out by a neighbouring business. This unexpected change allowed Michael to extract himself from the music industry and shift his focus to his first loves: film and podcast production.
Now known as Mountain Stream Audio Productions and operating from a downtown office, Michael has spent the last two years traveling throughout North America and Europe working on both podcasts and films, furthering his true passion of storytelling through audio and visual.
Below you’ll find a collection of recent and relevant projects.
Podcasts have exploded in popularity and now make up about 60% of the business. With an early start in podcast production, Michael is somewhat of a pioneer in the medium and has launched and produced dozens of shows ranging in categories from organic farming to hairdressing. Michael also travels throughout North America providing podcast consultation and equipment training for companies new to the medium.
In 2016, he launched his own show, Rookie Hunter, which is now the highest rated Canadian produced outdoor podcast in iTunes reaching anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 listeners per month.
About the Show - After losing his dad, Michael decided to follow in his fathers footsteps and began hunting at the age of 29. The show chronicles the pursuit of wild experiences, the importance of wildlife and habitat conservation, and the pride of knowing where your food comes from. The show, with it’s dedication to wildlife conservation, is now partnered with the Wild Sheep Foundation, and features a range of formats including documentary-style episodes, one-on-one discussions between the hosts, and interviews with guests. More information on the podcast can be found from the website therookiehunter.com
Faces of Wildlife
Michael’s attention to detail and dedication to wildlife conservation hasn’t gone unnoticed, and in the spring of 2019, he was contracted to write, host and produce and new educational podcast called Faces of Wildlife. The show is still in production , but will be released this summer. Below you’ll find Episode 01, which is currently unreleased.