Geoff Foster

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Geoff Foster
Birth name Geoff Foster
Born (1965-05-05) 5 May 1965 (age 49)
London, England
Genres Film, classical pop, rock
Occupation(s) Audio Engineering, Audio mixing (recorded music)
Years active 1987–present

Geoff Foster is an English recording and mix engineer, best known for his work on numerous film scores.

History[edit]

Foster joined George Martin’s AIR Studios in 1987 after graduating from Brunel University with a 2.1 degree in Electronic Engineering. In 1994, shortly after AIR made its historic move to Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead, he was made Chief Engineer. Having trained under George Martin's engineers he came to prominence as an engineer himself collaborating with David Arnold on the 1994 film Stargate which broke Box Office records upon its release.

In 2000, his work with Björk was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Score.

In 2001, he received a Grammy for his work on Joni Mitchell’s acclaimed “Both Sides Now” Album. In 2005 he received a Grammy for his work on the sound track for the Biopic Film “Ray”. In 2008 he received a Grammy for his work on the sound track for the Film “Dark Knight”[1]

In 2002, he won a Golden Reel award for his work on the score of “Focus”[2]

In 2007, Foster was taken on by the newly formed AIR Management after the sale of AIR Studios to Strongroom’s owner Richard Boote.[3] Throughout 2010 Geoff has been an ambassador for Phillips Obsessed with sound product range. In 2011, he was awarded a “BASCA” gold badge for services to the music industry.[4][5] In 2012 he won "Engineer Of The Year" awarded by The Music Producer's Guild (MPG)[6] In 2012, Foster worked on Life of Pi, which won Oscar for best score in 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 'Nominated:' BAFTA Award – Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music – Casino Royale
  • 'Nominated:' BAFTA Award – Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music – Inception (2010)[19]
  • 'Nominated:' Grammy Award – Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media – You Know My Name from Casino Royale (2006)
  • 'Nominated:' Oscar Award – Music Original Score “The Prince of Egypt” (1998)
  • 'Nominated:' Oscar Award – Music Original Score “Sherlock Holmes” (2009)
  • 'Nominated:' Oscar Award – Music Original Score “Inception” (2010)[20]
  • 'Nominated:' Oscar Award – Music Original Song – Bjork “Ive Seen it All”[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geoff Foster | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Strongroom merges with Air Management". Music Week. 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Music Week". Music Week. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  6. ^ [3][dead link]
  7. ^ "Strange Gardens (2003)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  8. ^ "The Threat (2004)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  9. ^ "D'Artagnan et les trois mousquetaires (2005) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  10. ^ Goldwasser, Dan. "David Arnold - Interview". Soundtrack.net. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  11. ^ "The Year of the Wolf (2007) : Full Cast & Crew". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  12. ^ "Caught in the Act (2008)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  13. ^ "Hella W (2011)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  14. ^ "You Don't Choose Your Family (2011)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  15. ^ "Geoff Foster". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  16. ^ [4][dead link]
  17. ^ "The World Is Not Enough James Bond Soundtrack". Jamesbondmm.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  18. ^ "Explore the Awards | BAFTA Awards". Bafta.org. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  19. ^ "Grammy Awards : Past Winners Search". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  20. ^ "Session Timeout - Academy Awards® Database - AMPAS". Awardsdatabase.oscars.org. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  21. ^ "Session Timeout - Academy Awards® Database - AMPAS". Awardsdatabase.oscars.org. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 

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