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Walter Murch Presents Richard C. Heyser Memorial LectureAES Convention host?s Academy Award-Winning film editor/sound mixer (September 24, 2004)
Walter Murchs accomplishments have been honored by both British and American Motion Picture Academies. In 1997, he received an unprecedented double Oscar for both film editing and sound mixing on Anthony Minghellas The English Patient, as well as that year's British Academy Award for best editing. In 1980 he won an Oscar for best sound for Apocalypse Now. He won British Academy Awards in 1975 for both film editing and sound mixing on Francis Ford Coppolas The Conversation. In 1971 he co-wrote the screenplay of THX-1138, George Lucas first film for which he also designed the sound.
Murch has also been involved in film restoration, notably Orson Welless Touch of Evil (1998), Francis Coppolas Apocalypse Now Redux (2001), and Thomas Edison's Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894). He served as sound effects supervisor for The Godfather and was also responsible for sound montage and re-recording on American Graffiti and The Godfather Part II).
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Formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers, the Audio Engineering Society counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The AES serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information on the AES 117th Convention please visit http://www.aes.org.
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