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Audio for Animators: A Sound Production and Editing Panel

Leading sound artists/designers, creative directors, media producers, musicians, and composers will present recent work and discuss their diverse view points on technical, artistic, and conceptual approaches to sound.

When Oct 18, 2005
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Where New York City
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005
7:00PM - 9:00PM

NYIT 11th Floor Theatre Space
New York Institute of Technology
16 West 61st Street (at Broadway)
New York, NY

**** Reservations are REQUIRED for this event. See details below on how to reserve a space. ****

Topics will include:

  • Scoring for 2D and 3D animation
  • Sound Design for Multimedia/Interactive Works
  • Desktop Audio Creation
  • Low-Budget Resources and Tools
  • Looping/Voice-Overs
  • Language Dubbing
  • Image and Sound Hierarchies

(Scheduled to present as of 10/05/05)

Mitch Butler, ABC News;
Rob Kahn, RK/Music
Kip Kaplan, Audioworks Producers Group
Charlie Morrow, Charles Morrow Productions, LLC
Sarah Plant, Sarah Plant Music

Presenter Bios

Mitch Butler : ABC News
Quality audio on the quick and cheap?  As a correspondent for ABC News and a maker of independent animated short films, Mitch Butler has learned a few tricks about how to produce quality audio while also dividing your time between writing, animating, and editing.  Mitch has directed G.I. Joe for Hasbro, and animated for PBS, The Discovery Channel and Pepsi.  Mitch also teaches animation and storytelling classes at NYU, SVA and Parsons School of Design.

Rob Kahn : RK/music
In 1985, Rob Kahn was making coffee for one of the busiest commercial music houses in New York. Within the year, he won a competition to score a national commercial for AT&T; his first commercial job. Soon, he was winning more projects for AT&T, Procter & Gamble, American Airlines, and Merrill Lynch. By 1986, with a page-full of commercial credits on his resume, he left the company and founded RK/music. He started by working out of his apartment, but quickly built a new studio on West 21st Street, an up and coming area in the production community.

Kahn has built RK/music into an award-winning original music and audio boutique, working in original music, sound design, audio post production, and audio-branding. His talents as composer, sound designer, and creative director have earned him and his staff numerous awards for their work on HBO, Nike, Pizza Hut, NBC, CBS, Mastercard, ESPN, and many more. He has appeared on national television, discussing modern musical electronics with Jane Pauley. His work ranges from hour-long soundtracks to 1⁄2 second sounds for Verizon.

Kip Kaplan : Audioworks Producers Group
Prior to establishing Audioworks Producers Group, Kip Kaplan was founder and CEO of Time Capsule Brokeridge, Inc., the largest international audio production coordination company in the world. Among the clients Kaplan has worked with are: Joe Cocker, Al DiMeola, Cameo, Kool and the Gang, Rick Derringer, Mick Jones, Ornette Coleman, Eddie Grant, Omar Hakim and hundreds more. Kaplan turned his attention to audio post in 1996 as the music industry started its transition into its present form. With Audioworks, Kaplan has directed and mixed over 200 Anime titles, mostly for Central Park Media. His work also includes foreign language dubbing of feature films, voice-over recording for commercials and documentaries, as well as, sound design and audio restoration. He specializes in ADR Directing, sound design/Foley, and mix to pix. Audioworks currently operates two studios, both fully equipped with Protools. These studios are located in Chelsea and Times Square.

Charles Morrow : Charles Morrow Productions, LLC
Charlie Morrow is a pioneering sound artist and media producer based in New York who is in the spotlight for his MorrowSoundTM 3D sound system and sound installations which include the Venice Biennale, Audubon's Aviary and Denver's Gates Planetarium. Famous for an avant garde sensibility in mainstream prize winning projects in pop music, jazz, advertising, broadcast and cinema, Morrow is currently developing 3D sound + media projects + technologies with major artists in Europe, the USA and Japan.

Sarah Plant : Sarah Plant Music
Composer, flutist and keyboardist Sarah Plant scores feature films, documentaries, animations, and multimedia installations. She was Associate Music Director, arranger, and flutist for Ang Lee's Oscar-nominated feature, Eat Drink Man Woman. She has scored films aired on Bravo, PBS, Canal+, TV Ontario, The Wisdom Channel, Court TV, the Hallmark Channel and Canadian and European TV. She has also scored films for the American Museum of Natural History's Biodiversity Hall, and composed a commission for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane  Dance Company.

She has composed music and done sound design for interactive digital installations exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Germany (Sony), Argentina and Mexico, including Kathleen Ruiz's Bang Bang: You're Not Dead, Stunt Dummies, and  The Ava Project, an interactive, animated video installation with live dancers. (For information on installations, see She has scored Simi Nallaseth’s live-action animated short films, Spotted Puppets (Canal+) and Rasa.

Film scores include Shoot George, Juliette of the Herbs (PBS), Entwined, Speak Out: I Had an Abortion,  Borderline Fractures: Guillermo Gomez-Peña, (PBS-San Jose), Brothers and Others: The Impact of 9/11 on Arabs and Muslims in America (CBC, Hallmark, Swiss TV), A Daughter’s Rage (Court TV), Going Organic (PBS). She has composed for The It Factor and Bravo Profiles: Julie Taymor. She also licenses an independent library of her music, specializing in styles from around the world.

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH wishes to thank New York Institute of Technology for its generous support of this event.

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Event Organizer:
Terry Nauheim : Fine Arts Department, New York Institute of Technology

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Please note - this event has limited seating and therefore requires that you RSVP to reserve a seat.
This can be done by sending an e-mail to You MUST include your name, an e-mail address you check regularly and at least one phone number we can reach you at if we need to contact you. If you do not include these items in your e-mail, your reservation can NOT be guaranteed.

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Members (including student members) - Free
Faculty, Students, and Staff of NYIT - Free
Non-Members - Free
Non-Member Students (with proof of current, full-time status) - Free
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