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Gary Rydstrom
Born 1959
Chicago, Illinois

Gary Roger Rydstrom (born 1959) is an American sound designer and director. He has won 7 Academy Awards for his work in sound for picture.

Rydstrom graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1981.[1] He began his career at Skywalker Sound, Northern California in 1983. Offered the job by a college professor, Gary received the opportunity to work with his mentor, Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt.

After gaining invaluable experience as a sound technician in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, he went on to do sound design for the comedy Spaceballs. The sound design for Backdraft, prepared from scratch, would become the precursor for his sound for Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The original sound effects from Backdraft are constantly referenced and have been used for numerous other films including the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Shrek.

Gary Rydstrom's work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day is arguably his career crowning achievement where he pioneered original techniques still used to this day for creating realistic sound effects. Even to this day Terminator 2 is considered the benchmark for high-end motion picture sound design and Gary went on to win an Academy Award for his groundbreaking achievement.

Gary's sound work on Jurassic Park was a milestone in terms of innovation as he and his team set out to create dinosaur sounds by mixing together numerous different animal vocalizations to make the audience feel as though giant bellowing prehistoric beasts surrounded them. The Oscar-winning film took a giant leap in being the very first motion picture to be presented in DTS.

He subsequently went on to work on sound for numerous films including Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, Minority Report and Finding Nemo. He won an MPSE lifetime achievement award for his stunning career and regularly speaks at various sound design forums sharing his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm with aspiring sound design artists.

He has recently made his directorial debut with the Pixar animated short, Lifted, for which he received his fourteenth Academy Award nomination. He is currently directing Newt for Pixar.

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Awards and Nominations

Gary Rydstrom has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards (7 wins), 12 Golden Reel Awards (5 wins), 5 C.A.S Awards (2 wins), and 5 BAFTA Awards (2 wins).

Academy Awards
  • 2007: Lifted (Best Short Film, Animated) - Nominated
  • 2004: Finding Nemo (Best Sound Editing) - Nominated
  • 2003: Minority Report (Best Sound Editing) - Nominated
  • 2002: Monsters, Inc. (Best Sound Editing) - Nominated
  • 2000: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Best Sound) - Nominated
  • 1999: Saving Private Ryan (Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing) - Won
  • 1999: Saving Private Ryan (Best Sound) - Won
  • 1998: Titanic (Best Sound) - Won
  • 1994: Jurassic Park (Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing) - Won
  • 1994: Jurassic Park (Best Sound) - Won
  • 1992: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing) - Won
  • 1992: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Best Sound) - Won
  • 1992: Backdraft (Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing) - Nominated
  • 1992: Backdraft (Best Sound) - Nominated
Motion Picture Sound Editors - Golden Reel Award
  • 2005: - Career Achievement Award
  • 2004: Finding Nemo (Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Animated - Sound) - Nominated
  • 2003: Minority Report (Best Sound Editing in Domestic Features - Dialogue & ADR) - Nominated
  • 2003: Minority Report (Best Sound Editing in Domestic Features - Sound Effects & Foley) - Nominated
  • 2002: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Best Sound Editing - Animated Feature Film, Domestic and Foreign) - Won
  • 2002: Monsters, Inc. (Best Sound Editing - Animated Feature Film, Domestic and Foreign) - Nominated
  • 2002: Artificial Intelligence: AI (Best Sound Editing - Dialogue & ADR, Domestic Feature Film) - Nominated
  • 2002: Artificial Intelligence: AI (Best Sound Editing - Effects & Foley, Domestic Feature Film) - Nominated
  • 2001: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (Best Sound Editing - Dialogue & ADR, Domestic Feature Film) - Nominated
  • 1999: A Bug's Life (Best Sound Editing - Animated Feature) - Won
  • 1999: Saving Private Ryan (Best Sound Editing - Dialogue & ADR) - Won
  • 1999: Saving Private Ryan (Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects & Foley) - Won
  • 1998: Hercules (Best Sound Editing - Animated Feature) - Won
Cinema Audio Society - C.A.S Award
  • 2004: - Career Achievement Award
  • 2000: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film) - Nominated
  • 1999: Saving Private Ryan (Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film) - Won
  • 1998: Titanic (Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film) - Won
  • 1994: Jurassic Park (Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film) - Nominated
BAFTA Award
  • 2000: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Best Sound) - Nominated
  • 1999: Saving Private Ryan (Best Sound) - Won
  • 1998: Titanic (Best Sound) - Nominated
  • 1994: Jurassic Park (Best Sound) - Nominated
  • 1992: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Best Sound) - Won

Filmography

References

  1. ^ Notable Alumni, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Accessed August 10, 2008.

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