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Mark Kilborn is the Audio Director of Raven Software, leading a small but amazingly talented group of sound professionals. His past credits include Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Singularity, Forza Motorsport 3, Borderlands, Project Gotham Racing 4 and more. He is an AIAS Best Sound panelist, programmer, tinkerer, designer, occasional musician, talented cook and lives in Madison, WI with his wife Dannah, children Milo and Kayla, and their two dogs. Shoot him an email at hisfirstname -at- hisfullname -dot- com or follow him @markkilborn.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Mark Kilborn on Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:15:00 EDT in Audio
Advice to avoid common missteps made by young sound people.

Posted by Mark Kilborn on Fri, 13 Jul 2012 03:42:00 EDT in Audio
An audio director reflects on lessons learned about management.

Posted by Mark Kilborn on Wed, 09 Jun 2010 02:11:00 EDT in Audio
"The audio guys make the game sound great on their nice 5.1 system, but consumers don't have that at home..." Wrong :)

Posted by Mark Kilborn on Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:29:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Thoughts on how being thick-skinned will help you develop creatively and professionally.

Mark Kilborn's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 11/09/2015 - 02:54]

I love this, and I ...

I love this, and I love that I get to be a part of this community. It 's awesome. I talk to artists and animators and others I work with and they seem so fascinated that there 's so much community within game audio. They say they don 't have ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/07/2015 - 12:16]

Yep, what Mike Crassweller said. ...

Yep, what Mike Crassweller said. A performer doesn 't mean tons of experience, it 's a combination of skills, attitude, ambition, lack of ego and lots more. It 's something you have to really hunt for in your hiring process, and you have to keep a very open mind. I ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/07/2015 - 12:16]

Not just for indies, useful ...

Not just for indies, useful for AAA devs and creatives of all stripes. So true. I 've got a four year old, and twins arriving soon, so I 'm in the OMG what have we gotten ourselves into fear mode right now. But you 're right, it will all be ...

Comment In: [News - 10/07/2015 - 09:39]

Not totally accurate. I 've ...

Not totally accurate. I 've previously purchased several of their games, and none of my devices all still on iOS 8 are able to redownload those games. They don 't appear in my purchase history at all. r n r nI 've reached out to their customer support email, twitter, ...

Comment In: [News - 07/02/2015 - 03:40]

11 red ringed machines in ...

11 red ringed machines in my house. To be fair, we had Xbox 360 units under three televisions in our house, but still. They replaced many of them. Eventually they all got out of warranty and died again, Microsoft refused to replace them, and so in the end we purchased ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/30/2015 - 01:28]

I would love to see ...

I would love to see one of these about audio.