Faculty & Staff
Teaching moving-image practice begins with training the senses. Crafting amazing sound design for film relies on opening your ears to the sonically profound everyday world that surrounds you.
Kevin T. Allen is a filmmaker and sound-artist who makes ethnographically imbued films in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, the Wild West, university laboratories, and migrant farm worker communities. His sound work often employs extended recording techniques, such as contact microphones and hydrophones, to interrogate culture as not exclusively human, but also inherent in physical landscapes and material objects. As sound designer and re-recording mixer, he frequently collaborates with filmmakers who tread the blurred boundaries between fiction, nonfiction, ethnographic, and experimental forms. He is currently in production on a film circling around a scientific glassblower, dark matter, and glass as a sonic medium. He teaches documentary practice, sound, and 16mm filmmaking at The New School, The Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, and Mason Gross School of the Arts.