Sound Designers & Composers

by rachelrbain | created - 23 Sep 2015 | updated - 15 Nov 2016 | Public

1. Randy Thom

Sound_department | The Revenant

Randy Thom started his career in radio and music recording before making the transition to film in 1975, when he was hired on Apocalypse Now (1979) as a sound effects recordist. Since then, Thom has worked in a wide variety of creative capacities within the sound department in over seventy five ...

2. Walter Murch

Sound_department | The English Patient

Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola's film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for ...

3. Carmine Coppola

Composer | Apocalypse Now

Composer, conductor, arranger and flautist, educated at the Manhattan School of Music (BA, MA) and Juilliard (on scholarship) (MM). He was first flautist for Radio City Music Hall from 1934 to 1936, the Detroit Symphony from 1936 to 1941, the NBC Toscanini Orchestra from 1942 to 1948 and staff ...

4. Ren Klyce

Sound_department | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Ren Klyce is known for his work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Gone Girl (2014) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

5. Alan Splet

Sound_department | Dune

Alan Splet was born on December 31, 1939 in the USA. He is known for his work on Dune (1984), Rising Sun (1993) and The Black Stallion (1979). He was married to Ann Kroeber. He died on December 2, 1994 in Berkeley, California, USA.

6. Lora Hirschberg

Sound_department | Inception

Lora Hirschberg is known for her work on Inception (2010), The Dark Knight (2008) and Iron Man (2008).

7. Pete Horner

Sound_department | Jurassic World

8. Gary Rydstrom

Sound_department | Minority Report

Gary Rydstrom, Director of Creative Operations/Sound Designer and Mixer, joined Skywalker Sound in 1983 as an operator in the machine room. Since then, he has contributed his talents to many projects as a sound designer, re-recording mixer, effects mixer and foley mixer. In 1998, Rydstrom was ...

10. Ben Burtt

Sound_department | WALL·E

Ben Burtt was born in New York, USA. Though he is a writer, an editor and a director, he is best known for his work as a sound designer. Ben has worked on many Pixar and Star Trek movies and all of the Star Wars movies. He is credited for creating Chewbacca's voice and sounds as well as the voice ...

11. Karen Baker Landers

Sound_department | Skyfall

Baker Landers first displayed an affinity for sound at age eleven when her parents gave her a tape recorder. She would walk around her house and make up stories just through sound effects. While studying Film at California State University at Long Beach, she impressed sound designers Richard ...

12. Anna Behlmer

Sound_department | L.A. Confidential

Anna Behlmer is an American re-recording mixer for film and television. Behlmer was the recipient of the Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award in 2018.

During her career Anna has worked with many esteemed filmmakers, including Baz Luhrmann, Steven Spielberg, Niki Caro, Bong Joon Ho, Chris ...

13. Skip Lievsay

Sound_department | Gravity

Skip Lievsay is known for his work on Gravity (2013), No Country for Old Men (2007) and Roma (2018).

14. Deb Adair

Sound_department | South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Deb Adair studied film production at Syracuse University where she earned her bachelor's degree. She then moved to Nashville to work in the music recording industry. Her passion for filmmaking led her to Los Angeles, where she has more than 18 years of experience in sound with expertise in music ...

15. Gwendolyn Yates Whittle

Sound_department | Avatar

Gwendolyn Yates Whittle was born in 1961. She is known for her work on Avatar (2009), Fight Club (1999) and TRON: Legacy (2010).

16. Kyrsten Mate

Sound_department | Minority Report

Kyrsten Mate was born in 1968. She is known for her work on Minority Report (2002), War Horse (2011) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

17. Gloria S. Borders

Sound_department | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Gloria S. Borders is known for her work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Forrest Gump (1994) and Strange Days (1995).

18. Christopher Boyes

Sound_department | Avatar

Christopher Boyes is known for his work on Avatar (2009), King Kong (2005) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

20. Richard Beggs

Sound_department | Children of Men

Richard Beggs was born on January 8, 1942 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on Children of Men (2006), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).

21. Saul Simon MacWilliams

Music_department | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Saul Simon MacWilliams is an Emmy nominated Los Angeles based film composer.

MacWilliams has worked closely and extensively with composer and producer Dan Romer on films including his Oscar nominated feature 'Beasts of the Southern Wild', 'Digging for Fire', 'Finders Keepers', 'Mediterrania', '...

22. Jana Vance

Sound_department | Avatar

Jana Vance is known for her work on Avatar (2009), Iron Man (2008) and War Horse (2011).

23. Dennie Thorpe

Sound_department | Avatar

Dennie Thorpe is known for her work on Avatar (2009), Iron Man (2008) and War Horse (2011).

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