David Randall Thoms
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."
It was at this point that Murch gave Thom 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 The Empire Strikes Back.
In 2013 he joined the International Samobor Film Music Festival as a board member.
In 2014 Thom received the prestigious MPSE Career Achievement Award at the 2014 Golden Reel Awards Gala in Los Angeles.
|1979||Apocalypse Now||Post-production sound (effects) recordist
|1983||Koyaanisqatsi||Sound effects recordist|
|1983||Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi||[U.S.] Production sound [mixer], re-recording mixer: music|
|1983||Never Cry Wolf||Sound mixer - Saul Zaentz|
|1983||The Right Stuff||Sound re-recording mixer, sound effects recordist (uncredited) - Saul Zaentz|
|1984||Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||Re-recording mixer|
|1985||Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets||Sound [designer], supervising mixer (uncredited)|
|1985||Latino||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|1987||Spaceballs||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|1987||Gardens of Stone||re-recording mixer|
|1988||Colors||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|1988||Tucker: The Man and His Dream||re-recording mixer|
|1989||Romero||Sound re-recording mixer|
|1989||Always||Foley artist, re-recording mixer|
|1990||Wild at Heart||Sound designer, sound re-recording mixer|
|1990||Loom||Sound design consultant: Audio Book Cassette|
|1991||A Brief History of Time||Sound effects, re-recording mixer|
|1993||The Saint of Fort Washington||re-recording mixer, Sound Designer (uncredited?)|
|1994||Forrest Gump||Sound design, re-recording mixer|
|1996||The Frighteners||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|1996||Mars Attacks!||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|1996||Chain Reaction||Sound designer, re-recording mixer (uncredited?)|
|1997||Contact||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|1999||Arlington Road||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|1999||Snow Falling on Cedars||re-recording mixer|
|1999||The Iron Giant||Sound designer|
|1999||Bicentennial Man||Sound designer, sound re-recording mixer|
|2000||Reindeer Games||Sound designer|
|2000||What Lies Beneath||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2000||Cast Away||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2001||Osmosis Jones||Sound designer|
|2001||Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2002||Windtalkers||Supervising sound editor (uncredited?), re-recording sound mixer|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Sound designer & supervisor|
|2003||Darkness Falls||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2003||Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life||re-recording mixer, supervising sound designer|
|2004||Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence||Sound designer|
|2004||Shrek 2||Sound designer|
|2004||The Polar Express||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2004||The Incredibles||Sound designer, re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor|
|2005||War of the Worlds||Additional sound designer|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Sound designer and supervising sound editor|
|2006||Ice Age: The Meltdown||Sound designer, sound mixing, supervising sound editor|
|2006||Over the Hedge||Sound mixing|
|2006||Monster House||Supervising sound designer, supervising sound editor, supervising sound mixer|
|2006||Eragon||Sound designer & supervising sound editor, sound re-recording mixer|
|2007||Ratatouille||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2007||The Simpsons Movie||Sound designer|
|2007||Bee Movie||Sound designer|
|2007||Enchanted||Sound designer & supervising sound editor, sound re-recording mixer|
|2007||Beowulf||sound designer, sound re-recording mixer|
|2008||Standard Operating Procedure||Sound designer (uncredited?), sound supervisor|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Sound designer, sound re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor|
|2008||Bolt||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2008||Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa||Sound designer|
|2009||Coraline||Sound designer, sound re-recording mixer|
|2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||Re-recording mixer, supervising sound designer|
|2009||A Christmas Carol||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2010||Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief||Supervising sound designer, supervising sound re-recording mixer|
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Sound designer, supervising sound editor, supervising sound mixer|
|2010||Despicable Me||Sound design consultant|
|2010||The Last Airbender||Sound re-recording mixer, supervising sound designer|
|2011||Mars Needs Moms||Sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2011||Rio||re-recording mixer, supervising sound designer, supervising sound editor?|
|2012||The Lorax||Sound Designer/Supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer|
|2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||Sound designer, supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer, additional voices|
|2012||Flight||Sound designer/re-recording mixer, sound designer & supervising sound editor?|
|2013||The Croods||ADR, sound designer, re-recording mixer, Sandy - voice design by, supervising sound editor?|
|2013||Epic||Sound re-recording mixer, supervising sound designer|
|2013||Free Birds||re-recording mixer, sound designer|
|2014||Rio 2||Supervising sound designer, re-recording mixer|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2||re-recording mixer, supervising sound designer, supervising sound editor|
|2015||Home||Supervising sound designer|
|2015||The Peanuts Movie||Rerecording mixer, sound designer, supervising sound editor, additional voices: Snoopy vocals|
|2015||Crimson Peak||sound designer, supervising sound editor|
|2015||The Walk||Supervising sound designer, supervising sound mixer|
|2016||Pete's Dragon||Additional Sound Designer|
- 2016 – Best Sound Mixing, The Revenant
- 2008 – Best Sound, Ratatouille
- 2008 – Best Sound Editing, Ratatouille
- 2005 – Best Sound Editing, The Polar Express
- 2005 – Best Sound Mixing, The Polar Express
- 2005 – Best Sound Mixing, The Incredibles
- 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, Return of the Jedi
- 2010 Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Honoree.
- 2010 CAS Career Achievement Speech Archived 2010-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
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