Randy Thom

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Randy Thom
Occupation Sound designer
Years active 1979-present

Randy Thom is a sound designer, and is the current Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound.

Fimography[edit]

He has worked on many award winning films including...

   Apocalypse Now (1979) Sound Effects Recordist
   Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Sound Effects Recording
   Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) [U.S.] Production Sound [Mixer]/Re-Recording Mixer: Music
   Never Cry Wolf (1983) Sound Mixer: Saul Zaentz
   The Right Stuff (1983) Re-Recording Mixer: Saul Zaentz/Sound Effects Recordist
   Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Re-Recording Mixer
   Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Additional Sound Effects
   Colors (1987) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Always (1989) Foley Artist/Re-Recording Mixer
   Loom (1990) Audio Book Cassette - Sound Design Consultant
   The Dark Wind (1991) Sound Designer
   Dolby Digital "Ghost Train" (1992) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) Additional Sound
   500 Nations (1993) Supervising Sound Editor
   Forrest Gump (1994) Sound Design/Re-Recording Mixer
   Nine Months (1995) Sound Design
   Mars Attacks! (1996) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Mimic (1997) Sound Design
   Contact (1997) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Starship Troopers (1997) Sound Design - as Randy Thom, C.A.S.
   Plug (1998) Sound Design
   The Iron Giant (1999) Sound Designer
   Arlington Road (1999) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Xtreme: Sports to Die For (1999) Sound Designer
   Forces of Nature (2000) Sound Design
   Reindeer Games (2000) Sound Design
   Osmosis Jones (2001) Sound Designer
   Cast Away (2001) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Avalon (2001) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Windtalkers (2002) Re-Recording Sound Mixer
   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Sound Designer and Sound Supervisor - as David Randall Thom
   Shrek 4-D (2003) Sound Designer
   Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) Supervising Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2004) Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor
   The Incredibles (2004) Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
   War of the Worlds (2005) Additional Sound Designer
   Scarface: The World is Yours (2006) Sound Designer
   Monster House (2006) Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
   Eragon (2006) Sound Designer & Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Re-Recording Mixer
   The Simpsons Movie (2007) Sound Designer
   Ratatouille (2007) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Enchanted (2007) Sound Designer & Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Re-Recording Mixer
   Bee Movie (2007) Sound Designer
   The Sky Crawlers (2008) Sound Design by
   Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) Sound Designer
   Bolt (2008) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Supervising Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   A Christmas Carol (2009) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   Despicable Me (2010) Sound Design Consultant
   How To Train Your Dragon (2010) Supervising Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
   Rio (2011) Supervising Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer/Supervising Sound Editor?
   Dante's Inferno Animated (2012) or Dante's Inferno (2014) Sound Designer
   Never Fade Away (2012) Sound Consultant
   Flight Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer, Sound Designer & Supervising Sound Editor (according to Soundworks)
   The Croods (2013) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer/Sandy - Voice Design by/ADR Group/Supervising Sound Editor?
   Free Birds (2013) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer
   How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Supervising Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer/Toothless - Voice Design by
   The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) rumored to have been Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer according to IMDb in Summer 2014
   Home (2015) Supervising Sound Designer
   The Peanuts Movie (2015) Sound Designer/Rerecording Mixer
   Crimson Peak (2015) [Supervising] Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer?
   The Jesuit (2015) Sound Designer?
   B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (201?) Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer?


Career[edit]

Thom started his career with a spontaneous walk-in on the stereo mix session of American Graffiti. Thom introduced himself to Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, and Mark Berger. He simply stated:

Hi, I'm Randy. I've been working for a radio station in Berkeley, and I want to work in Film Sound.[1]

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. He worked recently at the movies How to Train Your Dragon, Ice Age, Flight, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and futurely at The Croods 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 3.

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.[2]

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Awards[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

  • Nominated for:

Honorary awards[edit]

  • 2010 Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Honoree.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 CAS Career Achievement Speech – http://soundworkscollection.com/casawards2010
  2. ^ http://www.isfmf.com/oscar-winner-randy-thom-joins-the-isfmf/
  3. ^ In 2014 Randy received the prestigious MPSE Career Achievement Award at the 2014 Golden Reel Awards Gala in Los Angeles, CA.
  4. ^ a b c "The 56th Academy Awards (1984) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  5. ^ a b "The 80th Academy Awards (2008) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  6. ^ a b "The 77th Academy Awards (2005) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  7. ^ "The 73rd Academy Awards (2001) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  8. ^ "The 70th Academy Awards (1998) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  9. ^ a b "The 67th Academy Awards (1995) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  10. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-22.