Jeff Hodd, Founder and CEO of Stratosphere Sound, is a highly respected sound specialist and 32-year veteran of the industry.
His vision is to provide the services that meet the stringent requirements for the superior standard of location sound that the industry demands. Besides still being involved hands-on himself as a location sound engineer, as Head of Department, Jeff also oversees and manages the team of location sound engineers and facilitates crew and production processes. Furthermore, he also ensures the best sound equipment and crew are utilised for each job and offers sales support and advice on various brands.
Jeff and his team have had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most recognized brands and celebrities, taking him to more than 30 international destinations including:
China | Hong Kong | Malaysia | Singapore | Malta | Mexico | Egypt | United Arab Emirates | Bangladesh | England | Greece | Denmark | Spain | Sweden | USA (11 major cities) | Turkey | Namibia | Zambia | Botswana | Swaziland | Lesotho | Zimbabwe | Kenya | Mozambique | Malawi | Seychelles | Mauritius | Angola | Tanzania | Uganda | Rwanda | Nigeria | South Africa | Maldives
Jeff’s expertise, professionalism and mature approach to handling high-profile dignitaries and international celebrities is a skill that many directors and producers appreciate.
Nelson Mandela | Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Clint Eastwood | Bill Clinton | Matt Damon | Richard Branson | Laura Bush | Samuel L. Jackson | Oprah Winfrey | John Boorman | Julia Binouche | Malcolm McDowell | Corbin Bernson | Chris Tucker | Chris Rock | Kevin Spacey | Glynis Barber | Bewitched | Brian Ferry | WWE Smackdown cast | Alicia Keys | P. Diddy | Usher | The Bold and Beautiful Cast | The Days of our Lives Cast | Sinbad Cast | Damian Redfern | Aldo Zilly | Ross Childs | Alan Coxon | Arnold Vosloo | Mike Bernado | Back Street Boys | DJ Carl Cox | Jonathan Edwards | Jennifer Cox | Bruce Marciano | Lakita Garth | Gino Mingo | Danny Glover | Wesley Snipes | Kate Moss | Peter Gabriel | Roberta Flack | The Commodores | The Yellow Jackets | Brian Lara | Sheik Hamsa Yusuf | Laila Ali | Corinne Bailey Ray | Michael Jordan | Lord Baron | Tina Turner | Mariah Carey | Mary J. Blige | Billy Ocean | Quincy Jones | Ross Kemp | Governor Tommy Thompson (USA) | President Kagame (Rwanda) | Walter Sisulu & Family | Dr Chris Barnard | Tokyo Sexswale | Various SA Government Ministers | Various corporate CEOs worldwide | Survivor “Santa Carolina” Celebrity Shoot | Cristina Storm | Prudence Solomon | Mark Shuttleworth | SA Rugby and Cricket Teams | Jamie Bartlett | Tina Schouw | Rigardt van der Berg | Jan Ellis | John Kani | Liezel van der Merwe | Vusi Kunene | David Lee | Marcel van Heerden | Marius Weyers | Joe Mafela | Jacques Kallis | Cindy Nell | Johannes Kerkorrel | Michael Mol | Big-Brother Cast | Solly Philander | Pieter Dirk Uys | Mark Lottering | Barry Hilton | Freshly Ground | Fokofpolisiekar | DJ Fresh | Euphonic and other musicians | Various supermodels