August’s Featured Sound Designer: Tim Nielsen

It’s a great pleasure to introduce this month’s featured sound designer at Designing Sound: Tim Nielsen. Mainly located at Skywalker Sound, Tim has a long, diverse and impressive credit list, working both as a sound designer, supervising sound editor and effects editor, and he will share lots of articles, tips and thoughts with us. Enjoy!

Bio:

Tim Nielsen was born in 1971 and his fascination with film sound started at the University of Southern California where one of his student friends was Addison Teague who years later became a close colleague at Skywalker Ranch.

Tim Nielsen was actually Skywalker guru Gary Rydstrom’s first summer intern back in 1996, and since then there’s been no going back. Two years later Tim got his first proper sound effect job at the Ranch and has since then worked on a number of films and projects, of which the ones mentioned below are just a few selected highlights.

Tim’s fascination with sound effects recording has also led to the release of an iTunes-collection called ‘Natural Sounds for Sleep and Relaxation’. There’s not been much relaxation for Tim himself, though, as he’s been keeping constantly busy – at the moment he’s the sound designer for John Carter, a new action-adventure by Wall-E director Andrew Stanton.

Welcome, Tim!

Nominations and Awards:

  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2011) Toy Story 3
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2009) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2008) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2007) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • MPSE Golden Reel Winner for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Computer Entertainment (2005) GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2004) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2004) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Selected Works:

  • John Carter (Sound Designer) 2012
  • War Horse (Effects Editor) 2011
  • Toy Story 3 (Effects Editor) 2010
  • Prince of Persia (Supervising Sound Editor / Sound Designer) 2010
  • Avatar (Effects Editor) 2009
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth (Supervising Sound Editor / Sound Designer) 2008
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Effects Editor) 2008
  • There Will Be Blood (Effects Editor) 2007
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl/Dead Man’s Chest/At World’s End (Effects Editor) 2003/2006/2007
  • The Weather Man (Effects Editor) 2005
  • Hellboy (Effects Editor) 2004
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring/ The Return of the King (Effects Editor) 2001/2003

 

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