Jon Vogl owns and operates Apex Post Production, the Louisiana based media company he founded in 2008. As a film industry veteran from 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, he provides services through Apex that include post-production and sound supervision, re-recording mixing and sound editing for feature films, television, home entertainment, and web-based content. His background includes work on major studio and independent film and television productions, live sound recording, international dubbing and graphics supervision, acoustics, studio design, ADR and foley mixing, and he holds a doctorate degree in music composition.
A native of Southern California, Vogl relocated to New Orleans in 2010 and has since established relationships throughout the state with other local film companies, sound stages, editors, producers, directors, location scouts, and government entities. Vogl says, “working in the South provides an opportunity to enjoy the local flavors and hospitality….making films here immediately assimilates you into the fabric of the communities.”
In addition to his years at Fox, Jon has worked at Sony Pictures, Todd-AO Studios, Soundelux and several independent post facilities throughout Los Angeles. His foundation in traditional film and tape methodologies pools him with an established group of professionals that embraced new technologies and helped integrate digital film making into mainstream media productions.
Outside of his work at Apex, Jon was on the faculty at Loyola University New Orleans where he taught film business, post production, and audio recording and mixing. He currently is an Executive in Residence at Loyola and serves as the university's Film Production Liaison. In this role he both connects the professional film community to Loyola's campus for location filming, and manages the campus facilities while productions film there.
POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Austin started working at Apex Post Production in the summer of 2022 as a Post Production coordinator. A graduate of The University of Florida, Austin went on to work in Los Angeles in reality television, comedy talent management, and eventually became a specialist in made for TV Romcoms. Before moving to New Orleans, Austin was traveling with world renowned Travel Cat Obsidian “Obie” Tate. Austin and Obie have adventured everywhere from the Gulf Coast to The Grand Tetons, the Rockies to upstate New York and more. These days they spend their time painting and rafting the bayou and inlets of Louisiana Wetlands.
SOUND EDITOR & RE-RECORDING MIXER
Aidan Dykes has worked at Apex Post Production since 2015. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, he quickly relocated to New Orleans after graduating from LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business to begin working at Apex Post. Formerly coming from a primarily music production background, he stepped into the world of film sound design and mixing with open ears. He’s been privileged enough to have worked on all scales of productions from summer blockbusters to independent short films as an ADR mixer, sound editor, and re-recording mixer. When not at Apex Post, he enjoys playing music, field recording (sound effects and ambiences),
enjoying an ice-cold IPA, and spending time with his girlfriend, Rachel, and their calico cat, Joni.
SOUND EDITOR, FOLEY ARTIST & RECORDIST
Maya started at Apex as an intern in 2019 primarily assisting with ADR sessions. Following her graduation, she has settled in full-time as ADR recordist, sound editor, and occasional foley artist. Her work can be heard in feature films like My Brother’s Keeper and Daisy as well as several docuseries, such as VICE’s Tumbleweeds and Hearst TV’s Ed & Day.
As a New Orleans native with parents actively involved in its music scene, Maya has long observed the role that entertainment and the arts plays in the cultural landscape of the city. Therefore, she hopes to keep contributing her efforts to the New Orleans film industry. On her off days, Maya enjoys watching movies, cooking with her close friends, and day-playing in film production.
SOUND EDITOR, RECORDIST & MEDIA MANAGER
Joe Diliberto works with Apex Post as a sound editor, recording assistant, and general tech consultant.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, he relocated to New Orleans during his attendance at Loyola University New Orleans where he majored in Music Industry Studies. Joe's unique background in music production, IT, and film has allowed him to pioneer new and vital roles at Apex: He oversees the company's data archive and data storage processes and has spearheaded the build of a custom PC, with hopefully many more to come. When not at Apex, Joe works as a freelance web developer as well as audio engineer, producer, and manager for local New Orleans artist Will Dickerson.
SOUND EDITOR, FOLEY MIXER & RECORDIST
Julia Perret works as a sound editor at Apex Post. Since graduating from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Digital Filmmaking, Julia can be found wearing many different hats at Apex. While Julia primarily spends her time in the editing bay working on dialogue, she also has experience as a foley mixer and editor on several features and shorts, as well as an ADR recording assistant on many of the productions that pass through town. Having grown up in the city, Julia hopes to continue working locally in the sound field for film and television.
Originally an advertising photographer from Sydney, Australia, Simon moved to the US to pursue a career in filmmaking. After earning an MBA at the University of New Orleans he was accepted into the American Film Institute’s editing program. Graduating AFI in 2010, he worked as a freelance editor and producer in Los Angeles. In 2020 he moved back to New Orleans with his wife, a native New Orleanian. Simon now lives in the French Quarter and works as a storyteller in the Crescent City.
PICTURE EDITOR, COLORIST & GRAPHICS ARTIST
Will Milvid works as a Motion Picture Editor and Colorist for Apex Post-Production. Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Will was exposed to the film industry at a young age. His first jobs were in front of the camera, working as a day player on Ender’s Game and Max Steel. By the time he entered high school, Will had begun writing, directing, and editing short films. His passion for the art led him to apply to multiple collegiate film programs. He was fortunate enough to be accepted into the USC School of Cinematic Arts and graduated in 2019. Post-Grad, Will has worked both freelance and full-time as an Assistant Editor, Motion GFX Artist, Motion Picture Editor and Colorist. He has worked on advertisements, shorts, features, and television programs and looks forward to continue growing alongside Apex. When not at work Will enjoys writing and performing music as well as sampling the one-of-a-kind night life NOLA has to offer.
PICTURE EDITOR, GRAPHICS ARTIST & COLORIST
John Beyer is 6'1" and is a black belt in Squirrel-fu. He is fluent in Avid and Adobe software, but his proudest accomplishment is having won a bet in 2009 in which he moonwalked for an entire week due to a lost bet. He can bench 200.
ASSISTANT EDITOR & DAILIES OPERATOR
Maura Lindsey joined Apex in the summer of 2022. Born and raised in Panama City, Florida, she moved to New Orleans in pursuit of a career based in creativity and collaboration. After several years of working in equipment management and videography, and receiving her degree from Loyola University’s Digital Filmmaking program, she decided to pursue her passion for the visual elements of film via color and other post processes. Aside from this, she takes on the role of site representative for many film and television productions in the Uptown New Orleans area. Outside of the film industry she is a freelance photographer, specializing in portraiture sessions, weddings, musicians, and nightlife. She is also a 2D and 3D artist focusing on sculpture and mixed media, with pieces appearing alongside her photography in local galleries. In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of her plants, brewing teas, watching cult classics, and spending time with her dog.
CONTENT & QUALITY CONTROL
TECH SUPPORT & EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Gabriela Martinez works with Apex Post as a Marketing and Outreach Assistant. She manages the Apex Post website, steers our social media strategies, and monitors new business opportunities. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gabriela moved to New Orleans to continue her education at Loyola University New Orleans. She graduated in the spring of 2022, double-majoring in Entertainment Industry Studies and Public Relations. Her favorite things about New Orleans are the culture, the people, and how much there is to explore.