We have professionals teaching our course – some of whom are mentioned below.
Any one or more of the experienced faculty can be assigned to a course batch.
Mr.Daman Sood (Head of Department)
Daman Sood has engineered scores for top notch banners to name a few Film like Veer Zara, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege, Machis, Gupt, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Devdas and Gadar. And recorded music and sound for Rudali, Lekin, Kabhi Khushi Khabhi Gam, Vaastav and the TV serial Mirza Ghalib.
His work on the public awareness commercial 'Mile Sur Mera Tumhara' won him a Technical Excellence Award from RAPA. He was also the first in India to use automation in music recordings in 1993.
Mr. Vijay Benegal
Vijay Benegal has been working as an independent Sound Engineer on diverse sound recording and mixing projects including commercial recording for radio as well as television, music albums for various local artists such as Indus Creed, Alms For Shanti, Shankar Mahadevan, Anand Raj Anand etc. Recording and mixing projects have included Hindi film album and background score recordings for films such as ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Lakshya’ and ‘Don’ by Farhan Akhtar, ‘Kaante’ by Sanjay Gupta, ‘Luck By Chance’ by Zoya Akhtar, ‘Wake Up Sid’ by Ayan Mukherjee and many more. He has received the IIFA Award for “Best Song Recording” for the album of “Dil Chahta Hai” in 2002.
He has worked with many leading Indian and International composers like Ustad Zakir Hussein, composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Ram Sampat and many others.
He has also had extensive experience as FOH (front of house) engineer as well as Monitor engineer, in live concerts for artistes like Indus Creed, Ustad Zakir Hussein, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Ranjit Barot and many others.
With an educational background in science (B.Sc. Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai)) and a degree in Business Management (MBM from Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines) he has had varied experience spanning the fields of Software Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Finance prior to becoming a Sound Recording Engineer. Most recently he has partnered with a colleague to provide consultancy for acoustical design and installation of recording studios, auditoria etc.
Mujeeb Dadarkar is an Electronic Engineer and is also an alumni of Full Sail, U.S.A.
He has been a recording engineer and technical consultant to the Audio / Video industry since more than 30 years. He has also designed and custom built various electronic equipment for specific application in the field.
He has been a sound recording engineer for various feature films, documentary films, Ad-films as well as for music videos and live events such as concerts of Ustad Zakir Hussain and Troupe.
He has been a consultant to various studios such as Radio Mid-Day in Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore, Purple Haze, Via Media Studios, Shanmukhananda Auditorium, Nehru Centre, Symbiosis-Pune, Studio 16+, La Musique and Music Room, the studio of Soundesigners, to name a few.
Jayakrishnan Nalinkumar is a graduate in Bachelor of Digital Media (Audio Major) from SAE Institute, Byron Bay, Australia. He has engineered for many bands in Australia and has worked behind most of today’s legendary mixing consoles and audio gear that are being widely used all over the world.
After completing the graduation, Jayakrishnan has been working in the music and post-production industry in South India. He has done the ADR and song recording for many blockbuster films and has been the recording engineer for most of the reputed music directors in Kerala.
Apart from sound engineering, Jayakrishnan is also a music composer and keyboard programmer and has composed music for many jingles and commercials. He has also worked as a freelance keyboard programmer for several film music directors in Kerala.
Anupam Sathe is an IT engineer, having completed his degree from Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
He is also an alumni of the Sound and Recording Departmet, Of Digital Academy – The Film School. He has been working as Recording & Mixing engineer in the music & Film Industry, as well a Music Arranger for numerous Classical Dance Dramas.
Anupam Sathe is also trained in Hindustani Classical music, and has lent his voice to a number of radio jingles, as well as TV commercials
Having derived his artistic lineage from his mother, Smt.Radhika Sathe, who is a renowned Kathak dancer herself. Anupam Sathe has performed across India, and abroad, for his Solo music, concerts and also a lead vocalist in Fusion bands.
Anjali Punjabi has worked as the Line Producer for films like ‘Voices in the sky’ by Farhan Akhtar, ‘Little Zizou’ by Sooni Taraporevala and as Assistant Director for films like ‘Kamasutra’& ‘Monsoon Wedding’ by Mira Nair. She won the Best Director Award at the 50th National Film Awards 2003, in the non-feature section for the film ‘A few things I know about her’. ‘Miranagari’, her film on storytelling and the role of the artist in society woven around multiple narratives of the poet- Saint Mirabai. Funded by IFA (India Foundation for the Arts), won the Best Documentary, in the Mumbai International Film Festival, 2002 and the Special Jury Award at the Kara Film Festival, Karachi 2003.
Other award winning filmmakers she has collaborated with include Sabiha Sumar (who along with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, won the Oscar for the short documentary “Saving Face’), as well as Prashant Bhargava whose fiction and documentary work has been supported by the Sundance Institute.