Curran Son
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Name

Curran Son

Age

27

Born:

Wichita, Kansas, USA

Residing in:

Wichita, KS, USA

Specializes in:

Abridging, Anime Art, Audio Engineering, Music Composition, Singing, and Voice Acting.

Website:

http://www.youtube.com/user/dancingmonkeypdtv/

My SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/curranson

DeviantArt

http://soncurran.deviantart.com/

Started Abridging

December 15, 2011

Bio[edit | edit source]

Curran Son, or mostly known on YouTube as "Curry" or "SonCurran." Born on November 18th, 1992. He is an abridger, amateur voice actor, and is director of the team "DancingMonkeyTeam." He writes and voices Tamaki, Nakata, and additional voices in Bamboo Blade Abridged along with Sarcastic Lynx and the rest of his team. He was also a member of OneForAllMedia. Curran's home studio is called "Curran Son Studio" where he gets his productive multimedia work done.

Curran has started abridging as of December 15th, 2011 when he was started to cast members for Bamboo Blade Abridged. The series was planned out, and was discussed heavily in the DancingMonkeyPDTV Skype chat. The first episode released on March 15th, 2012. The series is still continuing its run. 

In November of 2012, Cody Thomas (UltimateGamerist) decided that he wanted to direct Claymore to be an abridged series. Curran now edits the series, and Cody scripts and gives visual and vocal direction of the show. The first episode aired on February 5th, 2013, and now runs along side Bamboo Blade Abridged on the YouTube channel, DancingMonkeyPDTV.

December of 2012, he was invited to a group by Zerosigner to be casted in a Pokemon: Rise of Darkrai Abridged. However, this project was a failure considering that he didn't plan out the abridged series before casting. The group was narrowed down and became OneForAllMedia. Curran doesn't have a huge role in this group, but he has took it upon himself to edit the audio for Tiger and Bunny Abridged. He is now part of OneForAllMedia. There, he's met SD2Productions, who becomes the new Sensei KOJIRO in Bamboo Blade Abridged. Curran continues to work on Bamboo Blade Abridged with DancingMonkeyPDTV and the new series from the group, Claymore Unserious.

As things got rocky for Curran during May-August 2013, there were no episodes released at that team from the DancingMonkeyPDTV channel. Later in July 2013, ReverseSoda from the team has started planning for an Attack on Titan Abridged series. Soda would be editing the series, and it would have featured members from the DancingMonkeyTeam, and the ReverseSoda team. Curran would've been editing and mixing the post audio for this series as well, however, the abridged series was put on hiatus. In September 2013, motivation for abridging went downhill for Curran as he stated that Claymore Unserious episode 3 would be the final abridged video he'll edit. He will only voice or do audio work for abridged series that follow.

In January 2014, Chaossy promoted Curran to Admin on Abridged Wikia.

From 2014-2019, Curran took a massive hiatus from the world of abridging, returning with his team, to release Bamboo Blade Abridged episode 5.5.

Production[edit | edit source]

Curran Son Studio 01.jpg

Curran uses a variety of software for editing. Back in 2009, Curran started off with Windows Movie Maker, just like everybody else did, but he did not take video editing seriously until his first abridged series editing Bamboo Blade where he used Sony Vegas Pro 11. He picked up the software and started using his own editing techniques right from the start. He believes in professionalism, so he edits the audio in a DAW called Logic Pro. From BBA episodes 1-3 (2011-2013), he's used Vegas Pro 11, but for stability reasons, he's switched to Final Cut Pro X on the Mac. He's edited Claymore Unserious episode 1 on it as his first project with the software.

With drawing and audio engineering, he's been called a perfectionist, even though he knows that he's far from pro at any of them. Curran takes audio editing very seriously, and will try his very best to achieve superior sound, even if, the hardware quality isn't always great. He also knows that he must improve his video editing skills as well.

He's not very well known at all in the abridging universe as of now, so Curran takes roles from other abridgers, even if they are smaller roles. His ultimate goal is to be successful along with his team, in the abridging world.

SonCurran is director of Bamboo Blade Abridged by DancingmonkeyPDTV.

SonCurran voices both Tamaki and Nakata, as seen above, from Bamboo Blade Abridged by DancingmonkeyPDTV.

This guy has a quite a strange personality, which he's proud of, but he's easy to get along with. As a kid, he would practice voices from Dragon Ball Z, and creating voices for fun. He's been abridging since 2012 , and he makes sure that the presentation is polished as best as he could get it.

Curran doesn't actually watch a lot of anime, but appreciates the beautiful artwork.

Influences[edit | edit source]

PROFESSIONAL INFLUENCES (VOICES):

  • Mel Blanc
  • Sharon Mann
  • Christopher Sabat
  • Tara Strong
  • Sean Schemmel
  • Laura Bailey
  • Vic Mignogna
  • Elizabeth (E.G) Daily
  • Kyle Hebert
  • Brina Palencia
  • Sonny Strait
  • Stephanie Nadolny

ABRDIGED SERIES:

  • Lanipator
  • KaiserNeko
  • MasakoX
  • LittleKuriboh
  • Takahata101
  • Kimmy13r
  • 6SeptaG

ART:

  • Nhek Dim
  • Mark Crilley
  • Akira Toriyama
  • Hayao Miyazaki

Projects/Roles[edit | edit source]

ROLES IN ABRIDGED SERIES:

  • ​Bamboo Blade Abridged by SonCurran (DancingmonkeyPDTV) 
    • (Director and Editor)
      • Nakata
      • Tamaki
  • Claymore Unserious by UltimateGamerist (DancingmonkeyPDTV)
    • (Editor)
      • Citizen (Episode 1)
      • Newspaper Boy (Episode 1)
      • Guy on Cliff (Episode 2)
      • Crack Kid (Episode 2)
  • Amnesia Abridged by SD2Productions
    • Toma 
  • Tiger and Bunny Abridged by OneForAllMedia
      • The Black Guy!
      • Dad 1
      • Robber 1
  • Lovely Complex Abridged
    • Haruka
  • Bleach Abridged by X1xSakuraYukix7X
      • Hollows (Episode 2)
  • Code Lyoko: Deja Vu by SonCurran (DancingmonkeyPDTV) {2014}
    • (Director and Editor)
      • X.A.N.A.
  • DNAngel One Shot by 'X1xSakuraYukix7X
    • Daisuke
  • Gurren Lagann Abridged by MastervoiceXD
    • Soldier 1
  • Totally Spies Abridged (TSA) by Chaossy
    • Jerry

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He never says he's good at anything, but he also likes to show off.
  • He doesn't tolerate mediocrity, bad attitudes, and negative cultural opinions (Though he usually keeps quiet when that happens).
  • He does not like hypocrites.
  • He loves V8 juice.
  • His favorite character he draws is Krystal Khit.
  • He's half Asian (Cambodian), and Black.
  • His friends call him Curry.
  • His Asian name is "Yan." People from his home village in Vietnam call him, "Ah Yan." His nieces and nephews there call him "Pu-Yan" (ពូយែន). Pu meaning Uncle. 
  • Dragon Ball Z and Hunter X Hunter is his favorite anime.
  • Curran started writing his own Manga called "Shoulei" in 2019.
  • Miku Hatsune is the mascot for Toyota Corolla, which Curran drove.
  • In December 2012 Zerosigner invited Curran to a Pokemon: Rise of Darkrai Abridged. Though planning started it did not get far. The cast list was created though with Curran casted as a number of pokemon and Baron, the villain of the special. The group was later reworked into a new team for one shots and series that will surprise the masses.
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