Tasha is available forI love helping stories get told. From storyfinding to capturing audio through field reporting and tape syncing, to reporting and mixing—this work keeps me running. I particularly magnet to projects highlighting marginalized people and communities. I'm up for 1-time gigs as well as joining in a larger, longer capacity for the right project and team.
Tasha A. F. Lemley is a freelance audio producer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She's the executive producer of the Mr. Mysterio podcast and founder of social enterprises Chai Wallah, LLC, and award-winning street newspaper The Contributor. She has experience as a homeless outreach worker and spent years photographing and interviewing people who live on the streets. As an audio producer, she wants to continue telling the stories she hears. With a fierce enthusiasm for culture and diversity—she's looking for the answers we have for each other and those we can find together. The more she gets outside of the familiar, the more she learns about herself.
I have a background in nonprofit work within our homeless community and was stunned to see hunger becoming a sudden and acute issue during the pandemic—particularly for people living in campsites. I covered this piece from inception to reporting and final production while navigating the world of social distancing and also making sure the voices of people with lived homelessness were heard.
As the executive producer of the Mr. Mysterio Podcast, I have my fingers in everything from securing talent, to finding and scheduling studio time, to recording, producing and mixing, to creating foley, graphic design and working with actors and composers. I love this show. Take a listen to my favorite episode: Season 1, Episode 7, Riptide.
- Tape Syncs
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Logistics and Coordination
- Grant Writing
- Field Recording
- Field Producing
- Audio Engineering
- Recorder: Zoom H6
- Specialized Mics: Shure Beta 58A mics, Rode NTG2 mic, AKG C 900 mic, Audio-Technica PRO70 lav mics
- Cameras Including: Nikon D500, Nikon FE2, Lomo LC-A, Hasselblad 500CM