Randy Thom is a sound designer, and is the current Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound.
He has worked on many award winning films including Star Wars Episodes V & VI, Temple of Doom, and the second and fourth Harry Potter films.
Hi, I'm Randy. I've been working for a radio station in Berkeley, and I want to work in Film Sound.
It was at this point when Walter Murch gave Randy a chance to sit in on a few mix sessions. He would go on to work his first sound job for Apocalypse Now. His second sound job would prove to be a strong turn in his career, as he assisted Ben Burtt in the Sound Effects Recording for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
In February 2010, Randy Thom was honored with the Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award.
In 2013 he joined the International Samobor Film Music Festival as a Board Member.
- Nominated for:
- 2008 – Best Sound, Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille
- 2008 – Best Sound Editing, Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille
- 2005 – Best Sound Editing, The Polar Express
- 2005 – Best Sound Mixing, Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles
- 2005 – Best Sound Mixing, The Polar Express
- 2001 – Best Sound Mixing, Cast Away
- 1997 - Best Sound Mixing, Contact
- 1995 – Best Sound Effects Editing, Forrest Gump
- 1995 – Best Sound, Forrest Gump
- 1992 – Best Sound, Backdraft
- 1984 – Best Sound, Never Cry Wolf
- 1984 – Best Sound, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- 2010 Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Honoree.
- 2010 CAS Career Achievement Speech – http://soundworkscollection.com/casawards2010
- In 2014 Randy received the prestigious MPSE Career Achievement Award at the 2014 Golden Reel Awards Gala in Los Angeles, CA.
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