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Sound designer

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The Croods 2

Sound Designer

Randy Thom

Years active

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Full Name
David Randall Thom

Academy Award for Best Sound Editing

BAFTA Award for Best Sound

The Croods, Flight, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Croods 2

Kirk DeMicco, Ben Burtt, Gary Rizzo, Michael Semanick, Dennis S Sands

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David Randall Thoms is a sound designer, and the current Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound.


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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."

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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.

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In February 2010, 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.

In 2014 Thom received the prestigious MPSE Career Achievement Award at the 2014 Golden Reel Awards Gala in Los Angeles.

Academy Awards

  • 2005 – Best Sound Editing, The Incredibles
  • 1984 – Best Sound, The Right Stuff
  • Nominations

  • 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
  • Honorary awards

  • 2010 Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Honoree.
  • References

    Randy Thom Wikipedia

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