Manager of US operations for Tescom Co., Ltd, a global leader of wireless testing equipment. Operations, R&D, manufacturing and supply chain management.
Producer/Director + Sound Designer
Sep 2006 – Present
Sound Designer on over 40 studio and independent feature films and 3 television shows. Former clients include 20th Century Fox, Universal, Digital Domain, Anchor Bay, Lifetime Network. Active member of Motion Picture Sound Editors. Concert video director of 2008 season for The Music Circle, a classical Indian music society founded by Ravi Shankar and Harihar Rao. Director of music videos for ADULT., Zaptra, and Gingee.
International Sales Representative
Tescom Co., Ltd
Sep 2008 – Apr 2011
Worked directly with purchasers in international sales and marketing of wireless testing equipment for industrial manufacturing.
2006 – 2009
Los Angeles, CA
Wilshire Stages / Wildfire Post
Aug 2004 – Mar 2008
Edited and designed sound effects for clients such as 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios.
Media City Sound
Aug 2003 – Dec 2003
Voiceover session engineer for E!, Discovery Networks and NBC
Media Ventures/Hans Zimmer Productions
Apr 2003 – Aug 2003
Santa Monica, CA
Assistant to composer Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Carribean) & Alan Meyerson
In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world....
r beny performing live on Day Two at the Binary Society stage of the 2016 SubZERO Festival in Downtown San Jose. Shot and finished in UHD 4K.
r beny aka Austin Cairns
Festival Organizer, Producer & Editor
Music film from modular ambient artist, r beny's debut album, "full blossom of the evening".
Written by Austin Cairns, directed by Danny Kim. Get the full album at rbeny.bandcamp.com.
Filmed in 4K on Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6K on location in Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve in California.
Black Magic Production 4K Camera in Yosemite National Park
My first shoot with the Black Magic Production 4K Camera on March 16th, 2014 in Yosemite National Park. Shot on Rokinon T1.5 24mm, 35mm, and 85mm prime lenses. I was experimenting a bit between 200ASA and 400ASA, stopped down around t16 and t22 most of the day (about 11am ~ 4pm).
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, color corrected with Film Convert Pro.
Music: "Abandon Window" by Jon Hopkins
Los Angeles County Museum of Art -- An epic exhibition India's Fabled City: The Art of Courtly Lucknow (December 12, 2010 - February 27, 2011) culminated in a special interactive tabla performance featuring Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri of the Lucknow Gharana. Held on February 24, 2011 and moderated by Fulbright Scholar Robin Sukhadia, this multimedia/instructional presentation showcased historical research, archival images and live tabla performance. They chronicle how Lucknow's culture brought together the best living musicians, poets and arts patrons of the day to further evolve the tradition of the extraordinary percussive instrument of the north Indian classical music tradition.
In this special one hour program produced by Distortion Productions, Swapanji elaborates on his tabla lineage which is traced to the courts of Lucknow rulers, synthesizing a wide range of other drumming traditions to become what it is today. He also discusses the role of British colonial destruction of Lucknow, and its consequential impact on the spread of tabla and classical Indian music beyond Lucknow's borders into north India and the world.
Javad Butah accompanies on harmonium.
Special Thanks to LACMA, Tushara Bindu Gude, Claire Kim, Julie Romain, Mitch Glickman, Randy Gloss, Liza Matluck, Tim Witter, Bill Witter, Daniel Karp, Jim Santi Owen, Amit Kumar Das, Jaeger Smith, Nathan Kampf and Danny Kim
Filmed and Edited by Danny Kim
Sound by Nathan Kampf
More information on the artists available at:
February 24th, 2011, a presentation entitled "Lucknow & The Art of Tabla: Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In Part Two, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri performed a fantastic tabla duet with his nephew, Debasish Chaudhuri, with Javad Butah accompanying on the harmonium. Special thanks to Robin Sukhadia for organizing and moderating this special event.
The latest from Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus, otherwise known as ADULT. from Detroit.
"Inside" is available on the uptempo 4 track EP "Let's Feel Bad Together" available exclusively on Beatport:
Directed by Danny Kim
Prosthetic Makeup FX by Rich Knight
Interview on Circuit Bending with Igor Amokian: Part I
In August, I shot an interview with musician Chris Wild aka Igor Amokian. He talks about how he developed an interest in circuit bending, discusses the mindset behind it, and demonstrates several of his toys on camera.
This is Part One of a 40 minute interview, which is interspersed with live footage from a show Chris performed with an experimental jazz ensemble named Skyline Electric at Little Joy Bar @ Echo Park.