Andrew J. Leist is an audio & video engineer currently working with the Creative Technology team at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Previously he worked in DVD post-production on projects featuring Ray Charles, Miles Davis, The Metropolitan Opera, and others. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Audio Engineering Society, and SMPTE. He frequently writes, records and produces music. He has engineered recordings for independent artists Surrealestate, Super 300 Blues Band, and his own groups Charles, and Inner Lizard.