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Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures
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Meet the Expedition Team

Mike Westgate, Sound Engineer

Mike Westgate

Mike Westgate records, mixes and engineers sounds from our world and prepares them for film. With more than 40 years experience, he is truly an expert in sound. Mike's work has enlivened more than 15 feature films and 60 documentaries.

One of the challenges Mike encountered while working with the Ocean Adventures team was identifying individual seabird calls. Capturing high-quality recordings and matching them both to the appropriate species and to the appropriate behavior required patience and collaboration with colleagues.

Mike hasn't always worked on ocean expeditions. He got his start at fashion shows and sound and light performances for tourists. But now, having worked on productions with both Jacques and Jean-Michel Cousteau, he has found his sea legs.