Jim McKee

Jim McKee is currently an active owner of Earwax Productions, Inc., San Francisco, which he co-founded in 1983. As a sound designer, composer, engineer and technical producer, he works primarily with computers, samplers, and tape, using concrete sound elements and human voice to build impressionistic and abstract sound environments. Radio credits include: Locations for Bay Area Radio Drama; Lost and Found Sound for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, as well as feature programs for Radio Atelier Finish Broadcasting, New American Radio, Soundprint, and PRI. Film credits include: Cast Away; Final Fantasy; IMAX films Whales and Yellowstone for Destination Cinema; special effects sound design for Bram Stoker's Dracula; and design and effects with American Zoetrope for The Secret Garden.


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