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Kent Gibson - Biography

Kent Gibson is a believer in the new tools of the digital age. He is an expert in motion picture post-production and specializes in post audio for television and motion pictures.  He is particularly proficient with ProTools, ProControl, Control24, Final Cut Pro, Euphonix,, and Waveframe.

•  EDUCATION - B.A. Yale University (Communication), M.A. from Stanford University Film School (Dept. of Communication).

•  AWARDS - Winner - Prime Time Emmy Award (Outstanding Individual Achievement for Sound Design) - PBS series COSMOS. Sound Designer 2003 Doc Emmy - Galileo, Battle for the Heavens - NOVA, Grammy Award team - Gimme Some Truth, the Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album - long form video.  Grammy Award Long Form Videodisk - Physical starring Olivia Newton-John and the Grammy Winning Long Form Video The Heart of Rock & Roll, Starring Huey Lewis & The News. Multiple Clio Awards and other Emmy Nominations.

•  TELEVISION SERIES - Sound designer / supervisor and mixer full seasons of fourteen television series (comedy, dramatic, music and documentary).  Dolphin Cove (Paramount – 2 seasons), Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Beans Baxter (Paramount – 2 seasons), Best of the Midnight Special, Heroes of Rock & Roll, Roots of Country Music. History’s Mysteries, Biography, Mysteries of the Bible.

•  DOCUMENTARIES - Sound designer & mixer for over one hundred and fifty cable TV shows for A&E, PBS. Discovery, etc.

•  FEATURES – Sound Designer & Mixer, Tillamook Treasure (Bright Lite Studio 2006), Sound Designer & Mixer, Naked in Ashes and Origins of Yoga  (Paradise Filmworks – 2005) - Supervising Sound Editor and Mixer - America's Heart and Soul (2004 Disney release), Sound Designer & Mixer - Purple Heart (Claymore Productions 2005), Supervising Sound Editor and Mixer - Borrowing Time (2004 feature).  "Videogram" versions (for home video) of some sixty motion pictures for Paramount Pictures. Sound design &  mixing - The Search for  Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Orion Classics - Lily Tomlin).  Associate Producer - Spirit of the Wind honored at Cannes "Un Certain Regard", Montreal Film Festival, Winner - USA Film Festival.

FORENSIC AUDIO – Restoration, enhancement and materials preparation for litigation.  Preparation of demonstration materials in music copyright litigation. Expert testimony.

•  STAFF - Staff mixer positions at Pacific Video, KCET - Community Television of Southern California

•  THEATER - Sound design for LA area theatrical events.

•  THEME PARKS –Sound Designer of Nature Rediscovered (Showscan - Seville World's Fair), Designed and installed theme park attractions - Paramount Parks, including the Top Gun and Days of Thunder attractions.   Sound Mixer - Ghost of the Queen Mary, Museum of Tolerance - 2 installations.

•  COMPANIES - Co-Founder and President, Cosmos Studios (2000-2004). Owner of Soundesign (25 years), a post-production sound services company. Mr. Gibson was also a founding partner of Rosebud Films, where he wrote, produced and/or directed over fifty music and documentary films and videotapes for network television and cable.

•  ORGANIZATIONS - Director's Guild of America, West, NARAS, SMPTE, ATAS, IATSE, Board of Directors - NPF, LA, Exec. Director Non Fiction Exchange (NFX) 2005-2006.



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