"David Ottier's focus, attention to detail and commitment to obtaining the best and cleanest recording quality in all sorts of difficult conditions is unparalleled and and it's a true pleasure to work with him and his team. David invests his time and money to ensure top of the line equipment and communicates effectively and frequently with post production departments to ensure top level and consistent quality. "
- MARK MONTEFIORE | NEW METRIC MEDIA | BAD BLOOD/LETTERKENNY
"MidCoast has helped us through 20 episodes in Sudbury and will be our sound team moving forward. We're lucky to have such a positive and capable group on Letterkenny."
- Jared Keeso | executive producer/writer | get 'er done productions
“i recently hired david ottier from midcoast productions to handle the location sound duties on our latest feature film “the shrine”. having worked with david on numerous occasions before i was confident that he was the right person for the job.
david is a well trained professional who really takes pride in his work. he’s constantly working to get the best sound possible and protect the clarity of the dialogue thereby ensuring that any adr is kept at the minimum in post. david also takes pride in his equipment and always brings more than is needed in case the production runs into a jam. it’s because of his professionalism, work ethic, and drive that i’ve hired david back to record location sound on my next project this fall. he has my highest recommendation.”
- j. michael dawson | producer | lifeforce entertainment
“what we were able to achieve on this beautiful city was something truly special; it required dedication and hard work on the part of a talented crew. david and the midcoast team were an integral part of the crew and without them the film just wouldn’t have been the same. they will always be the first and only call i make when i think of a sound department.”
- justin kelly | production manager | this beautiful city
“we are currently editing the second feature david worked with us on, titled love of my life, and the sound is excellent. i am quite confident that we will not need any adr for this film as well, which is unprecedented in our exerience. the post sound house we used on happily ever after were extremely impressed with his work, particularly with how well the radio-miked audio mixed with the boom tracks.
in addition to his excellent work as a sound recordist, david is a delight to work with. actors, even quite demanding ones, very much enjoy interacting with him. he is one of the best-liked people on set. he somehow manages to ensure that we get sufficient takes for audio without alienating the other departments in any way-partly, i am sure, because he so often gets the sound right on his first try. but even on days when we have airplanes circling above, as we had on our last film, his good humour makes the difficulties as smooth as possible for both crew and cast. should also add that our films are performance oriented and extremely dialogue heavy, and i am very demanding about sound.
i think one of the biggest weaknesses in many canadian films is the poor audio quality, but david ensures that our sound quality is first rate.”
- joan carr-wiggin | paragraph pictures inc.