Effective: September 10, 2019
Munich: September 22, 2019 at the Bavaria Musikstudios
London: September 28, 2019 at the Cinema Museum, Lambeth
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K-Tek, the company that introduced the first graphite, telescoping boom poles, innovative Stingray sound bags, and more, presents events especially aimed at anyone working in professional audio as a boom pole operator, sound mixer or sound utility. The events are complementary and refreshments/snacks will be served.
The half-day seminar will feature noted Boom Operator, Ken Strain teaching the art and skill of boom operating, as well as a panel discussion with three other top Hollywood sound persons, Production Sound Mixer, Don Hale, CAS, Boom Operator Kevin Cerchiai, and Production Sound Mixer Chris Howland, CAS.
Ken Strain has worked as a boom op in Hollywood and New York City for the past 25 years and also has a background in comedy so he keeps the session fun and light, while still sharing a treasure trove of useful knowledge. His prolific resume includes top television series and films including: Good Girls, The Goldfinch, Silicon Valley, Parks and Recreation, and House.
For an informative and lively panel discussion, K-Tek has brought together some top names in the business with a diverse range of projects. Special Guests include Production Sound Mixer: Don Hale, CAS (known for Step Into Liquid, Dust to Glory, CBS News: 60 Minutes and Sunday Morning, as well as various National Geographic projects. Also on the panel will be renowned Boom Op Kevin Cerchiai (Iron Man 3, Bad Boys for Life, Transformers & Season 9 of The Walking Dead. Also sharing his expertise will be Production Sound Mixer: Chris Howland, CAS. His extensive list of credits includes CBS’ S.W.A.T, Adam Sandler’s 100% Fresh on Netflix & Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
A very special guest, Mark Ulano will be a panelist in Munich. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Sound on Titanic (1997), Mark has worked on numerous other megahits, including: From Dusk Till Dawn, Iron Man, Inglorious Bastards, Kill Bill, Django Unchained, Rocky Balboa, and many more.
Free Boom Right Master Class Schedule
Munich: September 22, 2019, 10:00 – 14:00, Bavaria Musikstudios
London: September 28, 2019, 9:30 — 14:00, Cinema Museum, Lambeth
For more information visit www.ktekpro.com
Since its founding in 1996 by Manfred N Klemme, K-Tek has supported the audio world with innovative tools to make the sound engineer and boom operator’s jobs smoother. With a passion for audio, Manfred’s first mission was to design and manufacture a line of U.S. made boom poles that were lightweight, strong and so audio friendly that folks took notice. Mission accomplished: in 1999 K-Tek won a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Klassic Boom Pole. Since then, K-Tek has earned many other awards and the reputation of making elegantly designed and beautifully constructed, audio-centric products including: Avalon graphite and aluminum boom poles, shock mounts, Shark Antenna mount and Fuzzy & Topper windscreens. K-Tek’s growing Stingray line includes, Sound mixer bags, Waist Belt, a back-saving Audio Harness, plus accessory bags and pouches. Visit: www.ktekpro.com.
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