AN INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN HART,
SOUND EFFECTS EDITOR, BOOM BOX POST
Kevin was a star player in our spring 2016 internship class. As a graduate of the Sound Design for Visual Media program at Vancouver Film School, his knowledge of sound design was immense and his reel was already amazing. Our program simply helped him to fine-tune his understanding of a professional post-production studio's workflow. He has now joined our team as a sound effects editor for the upcoming Amazon series, Danger and Eggs. Here, tells us a little more about himself.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Reno, Nevada. I also spent a lot of my time growing up in Northern California and moved to the Sacramento area out of high school.
What inspired you to choose post-production sound as a career?
Growing up, my dad had a huge collection of movies on DVD. I would watch a lot of the special features and the sound design stuff always interested me.
What are you most excited about in joining the Boom Box team?
The fact that Boom Box Post has a very high standard of quality gets me excited. Each week I am pushed to do something new and challenging, the environment is always motivating me to do my best work.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work I live a simple life. Eating healthy, working-out, and sleeping are my favorite things to do.
What is your favorite sound to experience in real life?
I love to sit back and listen to the various ambiences of my daily life. I also enjoy listening to natural reverbs in different spaces. I'm the guy that claps randomly in a large room or hallway.
What is your favorite sound effect?
Any type of weird granulated drone, the creepier the better.
What is the strangest sound you like?
What is your favorite animated movie/program?
FernGully is a great movie. Batty voiced by Robin Williams is hilarious.
What is the last book you read?
Compositing Visual Effects by Steve Wright.
What is the furthest place to which you've traveled?
I lived in Karratha, Western Australia for a year. Thats the furthest I've traveled.
If you had to wake up to one of these as your alarm clock every morning for the rest of your life, which would you choose: a chimpanzee scream or a klaxon alarm?
I'd choose the chimpanzee scream, that would definitely get my adrenaline pumping every morning. Although, it may cause profound hearing loss over a long period of time...