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Crafting amazing sound design for film begins with 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 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.