Vancouver Sun recentlty published an article featuring Craig Berkey, sound designer and re-recording mixer on “True Grit”.
When Craig Berkey quit his job at a BC Tel subsidiary to study sound recording, the company president called him in.
“‘He said ‘I’ve seen people do this before,’ ” recalls Berkey, 48. ” ‘It’s okay, I’ll leave a slot [open] for you, because usually people go away and wind up coming back because they can’t get another job.’ ”
But Berkey didn’t fit the mould.
He was so good at sound recording, he wound up teaching at Columbia Academy at the same time he was studying there.
Two decades later, the Burnaby native is one of the top sound designers in the film business. Sunday night, he’s up for two Academy Awards for his work in the Coen Brothers’ acclaimed remake of True Grit, for sound editing and sound mixing.
Working with the Coen Brothers has been fruitful -he also received an Oscar nomination for his work on their film No Country For Old Men.
Currently he’s working on the next X-Men film, X-Men First Class. It’s slated to come out in June, which means he’ll have three movies out in three months -he worked on a thriller called Hanna that comes out in April, and a Terrence Malick movie called The Tree of Life that comes out in May.
Thanks to Matteo Milani for the link.