Rudy Helm has been working in the defense industry as a multimedia specialist since 1999. Earlier, he founded AT THE HELM (aka Helm Productions) in late 1996 with the mission to create compelling interactive audio for software entertainment development teams. Prior, he has held in-house composer/sound designer positions with two corporate giants in the entertainment software industry, Accolade (now a part of Atari) and Sierra On-line (a division of Vivendi Universal).
Helm has served as co-chairman of the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IA-SIG).
He was a co-founder of The Kessner-Helm Project, a musical recording act with five national releases to their credit. Helm has a background in the in the music industry spanning nearly 20 years before entering the interactive industry. In the late '70's he penned two symphonies (premiered by the Southern Indiana Orchestra), and an electronic score for modern ballet. Helm went on to serve as music director for a production of Shakespear's Titus Andronicus for Actors Theatre of Louisville, composed a score for Louisville's televised public service clean-up campaign, as well as provide music beds for multi-image (stills + video) corporate convention-presentations.
Helm holds a B.A. in Music (guitar emphasis) from Bellarmine College where he earned the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award.
Last updated: Jan 18, 2007