June's Featured Sound Designer: Charles Maynes

This is a very special month for Designing Sound (we’ll have our first anniversary in a few days) and of course we have a new special guest for this month! A very talented sound designer, sfx recording specialist and also a very kind person: Charles Maynes.

Bio

Charles Maynes was born at Marine Corps Base Quantico, in Quantico Viginia, and moved to San Diego California with his parents at the age of 4. He graduated Grossmont College with a dual major of Broadcast Journalism and Television Production.

His earliest credit was the cult film “Return of the Killer Tomatoes” with Addams Family star John Astin and a very young Geoorge Clooney. He has since worked on numerous films such as Flags of Our Fathers, U571, Twister and Starship Troopers. Currently he does freelance weapons sound recording, and studio sound design for film and videogame for clients world-wide.

Nominations and Awards

  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (1996) Twister
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (1998) Starship Troopers
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Computer Entertainment (2010) Biohazard 5
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Computer Entertainment (2010) Wolfenstein
  • MPSE Golden Reel Winner for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2006) Letters from Iwo Jima
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2006) Flags of Our Fathers
  • Satellite Award for Best Sound – (2006) Flags of Our Fathers
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2002) Spider Man
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2001) Tomb Raider
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing - Direct to Video – Sound Editorial (2000) Little Mermaid II Return to the Sea
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2000) U571
  • Academy Award for Best Sound Editing - (2000) U571

Selected Works

  • The Pacific (HBO) (2010) Sound Editing- Battle Sequences
  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Sound Editor – Sound Recordist
  • Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) Sound Designer
  • Constantine (2005) Sound Designer
  • Lara Croft : Tomb Raider (2001) Sound Designer
  • U571 (2000) – Sound Effects Designer, Sound Effects Editor, Sound Recordist
  • Starship Troopers (1997) Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Sound Recordist

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