We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin Khor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kevin, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
My end goal is to be a Sound Designer who helps share great stories in films, games, podcasts, and documentaries. And, I hope that by the end of my career I will have had the opportunity to work on projects that have inspired people to think about life a little differently.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My work really has to do with collaborating. I like great conversations. I enjoy talking with other creatives about their work; picking their brains, pushing their buttons and learning about what makes them tick. In this line of work if you understand who you work with then you can smoothly communicate ideas. What I do is an attempt to interpret another persons vision and because each person is unique I can only do my best to overcome the challenge of not getting lost in translation.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
In no specific order I would: Take them on a film set. Go hiking and camping at a National Park. Take a road trip along the coast. Jump in the ocean. Make home cooked meals. Play at one of those VR Experience Centres. Movie marathon. Walk through an Art Gallery. See a concert. Play a card games at a bar. Get a tattoo.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
At the top of the list is my family who have supported me to go off to take this path. As I am finishing my MFA in Film Production at Chapman University I am recognising how difficult this industry is; I am learning that it is all about finding people who you work well with which is only possible through mutual trust and respect. So I am grateful for all my peers in the program who have trusted me with their stories.
But I also have to give thanks to all my friends who have made me mad, happy, angry, sad, flustered, embarrassed, excited, fearful, lonely, hurt, hopeless, hopeful, and every other emotion under the sun because without experiencing these feelings I don’t think I would be able to tell a compelling rich emotional story.
Stefanie Lee Johnson, Kavin Bradner, Cole Magnacca