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Faculty & Staff

Kevin T. Allen
Production Coordinator

Crafting amazing sound design for film begins with opening your ears to the sonically profound everyday world that surrounds you.

Degrees & Accomplishments
MA in Media Studies, The New School
MFA in Integrated Media Arts, Hunter College
Part-Time Assistant Professor, The New School, Media Studies Graduate Program
Jerome Foundation Award for Film & Video
Asynchronicity: Rethinking the Relation Between Ear and Eye in Experimental Film & Anthropology

Kevin T. Allen is a filmmaker and sound-artist who makes ethnographically imbued work in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, the Wild West, university laboratories, and migrant farmworker communities. His sound-films screen internationally at film festivals, galleries, and museums. His current research employs extended recording techniques, such as contact microphones and hydrophones, to locate culture not exclusively in human forms, but also inherent in physical landscapes and material objects. As a sound designer and re-recording mixer, he frequently collaborates with other filmmakers. His films are featured at festivals, including MoMA, Berlinale, Sundance, Full Frame, Ann Arbor, Camden, Crossroads, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, CPH:DOX, True/False, Analogica, L'alternativa, Experiments in Cinema, DOK Leipzig, Oberhausen, SXSW, and NY Film Festival.