Film Famous Sound Directors

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List of famous sound directors, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working sound directors are an integral part of every film set. An often under appreciated job, any film would not be able to hit the big screen without the help of a good sound director. This list includes examples of famous or notable sound directors from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a sound director?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best sound directors are, as well as information like their year of birth and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous sound directors?" and "Who are the best sound directors?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

This list features people like Hideyuki Tanaka and Douglas Shearer.

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Akira Ôkuma age 67 -

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Alex Pront Alex Pront is a film crew member in the 1976 film In the Realm of the Senses.

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Alvy Dorman Alvy Dorman is a sound editor.

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Angelo Larraga

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B.C. Sewell Dec. at 92 (1910-2002) - B.C. Sewell was a film crew member.

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Dec. at 83 (1898-1981) - Norman Spencer is a film score composer.

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Carolina Canevaro

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Catriel Vildosola Catriel Vildosola is a film crew memeber in the 2013 film Heli.

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Chaly Annakhalov

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Damian Taylor age 41 - Damian Taylor is a Grammy-nominated music producer born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and currently residing in Montreal in Canada. Taylor's experience also includes audio mixer, audio engineer, ...more

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David Huizenga

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Diego Arancibia

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Dec. at 72 (1899-1971) - Douglas G. Shearer was a Canadian American pioneer sound designer and recording director who played a key role in the advancement of sound technology for motion pictures. He won seven Academy ...more

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Erhan Yozicioglu

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Georges Prat Georges Prat is a sound technician.

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age 67 - Hideyuki Tanaka is a Japanese voice actor, actor and narrator from Tokyo who is attached to Aoni Production. He is a graduate of the Toho Gakuen School of Music. He is most known for his roles ...more

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Irving Reis Dec. at 47 (1906-1953) - Irving Reis, born May 7, 1906, in New York City – died July 3, 1953, in Woodland Hills, California, was a radio program producer and director, and a film director. He was Jewish, and is buried ...more

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J.N.A. Hawkins

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Jacques Carrère Jacques Carrère is a film crew member from the 1946 film Beauty and the Beast.

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Jacques Maumont is a sound recordist.

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Jean Nény Jean Nény is a film crew member.

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Jesica Suárez age 42 - Jesica Suárez is a sound technician and sound editor.

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Kan Mizumoto age 86 -

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Kanji Fukunaga

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Kazuhiro Wakabayashi age 53 - Kazuhiro Wakabayashi is a sound director.

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Kazz Kazz is a Sound Technician.

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Leandro de Loredo is a film crew member in the 2013 film The Golden Dream.

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Martín Litmanovich Martin Litmanovich is a film score composer.

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Masafumi Mima age 55 -

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Miguel Rejas is a Sound Recordist.

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Momose Keiichi age 52 -

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Noriyoshi Matsûra Dec. at 62 (1943-2005) - Noriyoshi Matsûra was a film sound director.

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Paul Rodriguez Paul Rodriguez is a Sound Facility Coordinator.

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Sajid-Wajid Sajid–Wajid is a Hindi music composer duo consisting of brothers Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali. Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali are the sons of Ustad Sharafat Kha, a tabla player. Actress and singer Salma ...more

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Scott Edward Collins

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Seth Tallman Seth Tallman is a boom operator and sound mixer.

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Shigeharu Shiba age 85 - Shigeharu Shiba is an anime audio director and producer. He graduated from Tokyo University of Education and went on to form the Jiyū Theatre Troupe. Shiba then joined Omnibus Promotion, where ...more

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Stan Wetzel Stan Wetzel is a sound editor.

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Tammy Semen

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Toru Nakano age 58 -

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Vahid Moghadasi Vahid Moghadasi is a sound technician.

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Yasunori Ebina age 51 - Yasunori Ebina is a film crew member.

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Yasunori Honda age 74 - Yasunori Honda is a Japanese anime sound director who was born in Toyama Prefecture. He is the representative and founder of Arts Pro. Honda worked in the economic department at the Toyama ...more

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Yoji Shimizu Yoji Shimizu is a sound director.

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Yoshikazu Iwanami Yoshikazu Iwanami is a film sound director, screenwriter and editor.

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Yota Tsuruoka Yota Tsuruoka is a sound director.