Ric Viers is the author of “The Sound Effects Bible”, “The Location Sound Bible”, and “Make Some Noise”, the founder of Blastwave FX – one of the world’s leading sound effects publishers and a partner of www.soundeffects.com. Known as the “Rock and Roll Professor of Sound”, Viers was inducted into Full Sail University’s Hall Of Fame in 2014 for his contributions to the industry and the student body. He has hosted several video series like “Rode University”, “Crash Course In Location Sound” and most notably “The Detroit Chop Shop Video Diaries” - a reality series about the interns at his studio The Detroit Chop Shop. In 2019 he produced his own category “The Trailer Is The Movie” in the world’s largest short film competition “My RØDE Reel” and is currently producing two full-length feature films. In 2020, Viers launched ChopShopFX.com, a website that provides content and resources to filmmakers and film schools. His career focuses heavily on giving back to the next generation of filmmakers and artists through lectures, workshops and webinars. His sound design work continues to be used in major motion pictures, television shows, radio programs, and video games worldwide.