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CV | David Grinbaum

Education and qualifications

2011-2013 :

Master’s in Music Technology at NYU Steinhardt School
Film Scoring track:

  • Music Editing
  • Film Scoring
  • Sound Editing, Mixing

2005-2010 :

Graduate from ESIEA (Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique, Electronique, Automatique)
Top-tier French engineering school specializing in Information Technology and Electronics
Five-year degree program comparable with a Master’s program in Computer Sciences

  • Major AIL (Architecture et Ingénierie Logiciel) – Software Engineering
  • Minor SIS (Sécurité de l’Information et des Systèmes) – IT Security
  • Minor TQM (Technique Quantitative de Management) – Operations Management/statistics

Work experience

December 2013 to today – Internship at The Lodge Music

Audio Post-production

  • Sound Re-recording Mixing for Audible commercials
  • Preparation of Pro Tools sessions with OMF for the show Pawn Stars
  • Submitting compositions for clients such as Hasbro, Nexium and AT&T Beats

March 2014 – Home Bound (Short Film) by Shamola Kharkar, Los Angeles

Audio Post-production

  • Composer

February 2014 – I Am A Woman (PSA) by Iquo B. Essien, New York City

Audio Post-production

  • Composer

December 2013 – Ninos De La Tierra (short movie) directed by Gerry Ibarra – Los Angeles

Audio Post-production

  • Composer

November 2013 – Dear Pauline Jean (short movie) directed by Shirley Bruno – New York City

Audio Post-production

  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Re-recoding Mixer

September 2013 – Never Away (short movie) directed by Yi Zhong – New York City

Audio Post-production

  • Composer

September 2013 – Neon Heartache (short movie) directed by Danielle Lessovitz – New York City

Audio Post-production

  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Re-recoding Mixer

*Awards: Best Narrative Film Award at The Big Muddy Film Festival 2014. Screened at the Torino Film Festival 2013

May 2013 – Through The Fire (Documentary short movie) directed by Eunice Lau – New York City

Audio Post-production

  • Sound Re-recoding Mixer

*Awards: Finalist at the Student Academy Award 2013. Screened at We The People Film Festival 2013. Screening internationally in Europe, North America and Australia in 2014

March 2013 – Aissa’s Story (short movie) directed by Iquo B. Essien – New York City

Audio Post-production

  • Supervising Sound Editor
  • Sound Re-recoding Mixer

*Awards: Semi-finalist at the Student Academy Award 2013. First Run Film Festival Award for Acting 2013 Spike Lee Film Production Fund Winner 2014. Screening at the New York African Film Festival 2014

December – July 2011 – BNP PARIBAS Arbitrage (GECD) – Paris

Business Analyst on workflow tools:

  • Mobilis (Payment worklow tools on OTC and derivative products)
  • Febus (Workflow tools for Books and Portfolio’s creation)
  • Sascom (Workflow tools for project management)

March – December 2010 – BNP PARIBAS Arbitrage (GECD) – Internship to graduate – Paris

Business Analyst at BuCS (Business Communication & Services) on a workflow tool: Mobilis
Product perimeters concerned were: OTC (Vanillas and Structured) and Derivatives

  • Responsible for managing Confluence page (Wiki) and JIRA (Project Tracking)
  • Workflow diagram modeling on TIBCO Business Studio
  • Created and implemented a release procedure
  • Developed Business Objects reports, a user friendly relational database software

November-January 2009 – Department of Justice – Paris

Operator on a world known ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) called SAP with the project management team

  • Implemented the ERP for the entire department
  • Responsible for monitoring production
  • Designed and ran Integration and User Acceptance testing
  • Drafted report errors or bugs encountered in the ERP and listing of users’ requests (Business requirements)
  • Trained new users

July – August 2008 – Look As Audio – Mexico City

Technical internship in a studio specialized in sound post-production. Worked on 4 projects of TV commercials (Emperador, and DNM)

  • Assistant sound designer of a short movie
  • Preparation of studios for recording sessions
  • Search music library samples for projects with the tool FX Sound

July – August 2006 – Prado Sur – Mexico City

Technical internship in a studio specialized in sound post-production

  • Trained on ProTools
  • Assistant on several TV ad projects (Squirt, Ford and Toyota)

July 2004 & July 2003 – Publicis Dialog – Mexico City

Internship at an advertising agency. Worked on several competitive analyses to prepare and support client recommendations and presentations for Sanofi-Aventis and Carrefour

Computer Software  

  • MS Office Package: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Production Audio: ProTools, SoundBlade, Sibelius, Logic
  • Production Video: iMovie, Final Cut Pro
  • Graphics: Photoshop
  • Operating systems: Linux-Unix, Windows, Mac
  • Operational software: Business Objects, TIBCO Business Studio
  • Programming: Language C, SQL, notions in Java and Html


  • English: fluent (900 at the TOEIC test in June 2009 and 101 at the TOEFL test in 2011)
  • French: native language
  • Spanish: fluent
  • Hebrew: beginner

Activities and interests

Student’s union:

  • 2008-2009: Film maker for the sport association of ESIEA
  • 2007-2008: Team Handball Coach
  • 2006-2007: Organizer of school events such as the night of short films (Nuit du Film Court)
    • Event gathering more than 300 people, taking place at Le Balzac prestigious Parisian venue


  • HandBall university player
  • Bouldering (rock climbing)
  • Karate (Black belt)


  • Passionate musician with 20 years experience in piano and guitar
  • Proficient dancer in Tap Dance (13 years) and Salsa (8 years)
  • Bass singer for the NYU Men’s Glee Club