He has worked on many award winning films including Star Wars Episodes V & VI, Temple of Doom, and the second and fourth Harry Potter films.
CareerThom started his career with a spontaneous walk-in on the stereo mix session of American Graffiti. Thom introduced himself to Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, and Mark Berger. He simply stated:
Hi, I'm Randy. I've been working for a radio station in Berkeley, and I want to work in Film Sound.
It was at this point when Walter Murch gave Randy a chance to sit in on a few mix sessions. He would go on to work his first sound job for Apocalypse Now. His second sound job would prove to be a strong turn in his career, as he assisted Ben Burtt in the Sound Effects Recording for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He worked recently at the movies How to Train Your Dragon, Ice Age, Flight, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and futurely at The Croods 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 3.
In February 2010, Randy Thom was honored with the Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award.
In 2013 he joined the International Samobor Film Music Festival as a Board Member.
- Nominated for:
- 2008 – Best Sound, Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille
- 2008 – Best Sound Editing, Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille
- 2005 – Best Sound Editing, The Polar Express
- 2005 – Best Sound Mixing, Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles
- 2005 – Best Sound Mixing, The Polar Express
- 2001 – Best Sound Mixing, Cast Away
- 1997 - Best Sound Mixing, Contact
- 1995 – Best Sound Effects Editing, Forrest Gump
- 1995 – Best Sound, Forrest Gump
- 1992 – Best Sound, Backdraft
- 1984 – Best Sound, Never Cry Wolf
- 1984 – Best Sound, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- 2010 Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Honoree.
- 2010 CAS Career Achievement Speech – http://soundworkscollection.com/casawards2010
- In 2014 Randy received the prestigious MPSE Career Achievement Award at the 2014 Golden Reel Awards Gala in Los Angeles, CA.
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