MATTHEW BETLEJ, founder of Crystal Field Sound is a location sound mixer with 10+ years of experience working in narrative film, T.V., commercial, documentary, and journalism. Matthew has worked on location across six continents from tops of icy mountains in Peru to the bottom center of the oldest pyramids in Egypt. Through these productions he has built a strong passion for meaningful work & stories all across the globe.
Building a lifelong sense of adventure and strong ties to nature, Matthew has sought out and earned certifications in hostile environment training, emergency first aid, mountaineering safety + rope technique. Through this training he has strengthened an ability to live a total of 5 months in a tent while working in the Arctic Greenland and in many hostile/hazardous environments around the world.
A seasoned resume of long and short-term productions has equipped Matthew with a strong ability to problem solve, and adapt quickly to the demands of any environment.
Aptitude in Location Sound, and composing soundscapes has enabled Matthew, professionally, to garner the best natural sounds and consistent clean dialog in any environment. This keen aptitude allows Matthew to deliver a clear and high quality product.