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?
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. 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.
- 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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