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Gary Rydstrom

Gary Rydstrom, Director of Creative Operations/Sound Designer and Mixer, joined Skywalker Sound in 1983 as an operator in the machine room. Since then, he has contributed his talents to many projects as a sound designer, re-recording mixer, effects mixer and foley mixer. In 1998, Rydstrom was appointed Director of Creative Operations for Skywalker... See full bio »

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Won 7 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Ready Player One (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) (completed)
  Robopocalypse (re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound) / (sound designer: Skywalker Sound) (announced)
 2017 The Post (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 2016/I The Great Wall (additional sound design)
 2016 Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter (Documentary) (additional sound design)
 2016 The BFG (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound designer)
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Re-Recording Mixer - uncredited) / (sound design) / (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 2015 Bridge of Spies (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 2015 Jurassic World (consulting sound designer)
 2015 Tomorrowland (re-recording mixer)
 2015 Last Days in the Desert (sound consultant)
 2015 Strange Magic (Additional Vocals by)
 2014 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (sound designer - 1 episode)
- Bully (2014) ... (sound designer)
 2013 The Face of Love (sound consultant)
 2013 Kaze tachinu (ADR director - English version)
 2013 The Lone Ranger (sound designer)
 2013 All Is Lost (sound consultant)
 2012 Wreck-It Ralph (sound designer) / (sound supervisor - uncredited)
 2012 Lincoln (re-recording mixer)
 2012 Brave (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 2011 War Horse (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (sound consultant)
 2011 Super 8 (additional sound design)
 2011/I Bully (Documentary) (sound designer)
 2010 The Secret World of Arrietty (ADR director)
 2006 Lifted (Short) (sound: sound designer, re-recording mixer)
 2006 Gedo senki (ADR director: U.S. production)
 2003 Peter Pan (sound designer) / (supervising sound mixer)
 2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic (Short) (sound designer)
 2003 Hulk (re-recording mixer) / (sound: design)
 2003 Finding Nemo (re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor: Skywalker Sound)
 2002 Minority Report (Video Game) (additional sound effects)
 2002 Ticker (Short) (re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound)
 2002 Minority Report (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor: Skywalker Sound)
 2002 Punch-Drunk Love (re-recording mixer) / (sound design consultant)
 2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (re-recording mixer)
 2002 Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (Documentary) (sound designer)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer and supervisor) / (supervising sound editor: (uncredited? - uncredited)
 2001 The Mexican (re-recording mixer)
 2000 102 Dalmatians (re-recording mixer) / (sound design consultant)
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2000 Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (Documentary) (Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer) / (re-recording mixer)
 2000 X-Men (sound design consultant)
 2000 The Yards (sound designer)
 2000 Rules of Engagement (sound design consultant)
 1999 Toy Story 2 (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (sound supervisor - uncredited)
 1999 The Haunting (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (re-recording mixer)
 1998 A Bug's Life (rerecording mixer) / (sound: design) / (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1998 Reach the Rock (sound designer)
 1998 Saving Private Ryan (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1998 The Horse Whisperer (rerecording mixer - uncredited) / (sound designer)
 1998 It's Tough to Be a Bug (Short) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 1997 Grandia (Video Game) (sound consultant)
 1997 Titanic (re-recording mixer: effects) / (sound designer - uncredited)
 1997 Hercules (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (re-recording mixer) / (sound: design)
 1996 Ellen's Energy Adventure (Video) (re-recording mixer)
 1996 Sleepers (re-recording mixer)
 1996 Mission: Impossible (re-recording mixer)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (re-recording mixer) / (sound: design)
 1995 Jumanji (sound designer)
 1995 Toy Story (rerecording mixer) / (sound: design)
 1995 Strange Days (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1995 Jade (sound designer)
 1995 Casper (re-recording mixer) / (sound: design)
 1995 My Family (additional sound effects - uncredited)
 1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Short) (sound designer - uncredited)
 1994 Quiz Show (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1994 Baby's Day Out (re-recording mixer) / (sound: design)
 1993 Mrs. Doubtfire (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1993 The Meteor Man (re-recording mixer) / (sound: design)
 1993 Jurassic Park (re-recording mixer) / (sound: design)
 1993 Next Door (Short) (final sound mix)
 1993 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (TV Mini-Series) (sound designer)
 1992 A River Runs Through It (re-recording mixer) / (sound: design)
 1992 Single White Female (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1992 From Time to Time (Short) (sound designer)
 1991 Rush (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1991 The Neon Empire (TV Movie) (re-recording mixer)
 1991 Terminator 2 (re-recording mixer: 1991 & 1993 special edition) / (sound design: 1993 special edition) / (sound designer: Skywalker Sound) / (sound effects recordist - uncredited)
 1991 Backdraft (Re-Recording Mixer) / (sound: design)
 1991 Muppet*vision 3-D (Short) (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 1991 F/X2 (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1990 The Hot Spot (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1990 An American Summer (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Always (re-recording mixer)
 1989 Knick Knack (Short) (sound by)
 1989 Romero (Re-Recording Mixer)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (special sound effects: The Sound Choice)
 1988 Spirit Warrior (TV Series) (sound designer - 1 episode)
 1988 Cocoon: The Return (rerecording mixer) / (sound designer)
 1988 Tin Toy (Short) (sound)
 1988 Willow (foley artist)
 1988 Colors (sound designer)
 1987 Red's Dream (Short) (sound)
 1987 Spaceballs (rerecording mixer: (uncredited? - uncredited) / (sound designer)
 1987 Star Tours (Short) (sound designer - uncredited)
 1986 Captain EO (Short) (sound designer - uncredited)
 1986 Luxo Jr. (Short) (sound)
 1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV Movie) (audio technician - as G. Rydstrom)
 1985 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (foley artist)
 1985 Cocoon (Special Sound Design by: Skywalker Sound) / (re-recording mixer - uncredited)
 1985 The Mean Season (recording technician)
 1985 The Mad Ave Wizard (Short) (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor - uncredited)
 1984 The Ewok Adventure (TV Movie) (audio technician)
 1984 The Terminator (sound design consultant - remix)
 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (audio technician)
 1984 Wildrose (mix engineer - as Gary Ridestrom)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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Alternate Names:

Gary Ridestrom | G. Rydstrom

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Personal Quote:

I'll always love sound, but sound comes at the end of the process. And I went to film school, I wanted to make films, and I was yearning to get involved at the beginning of the process. Sound is great, but there's so much that happens before then. So it's really just due to having a lucky break and an opportunity that Pixar gave me at an opportune time in my life. I was very lucky. See more »


As of 2017, he had involvement in eight film that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Quiz Show (1994), Titanic (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), War Horse (2011), Lincoln (2012) and Bridge of Spies (2015). Of those, Titanic (1997) is a winner in the category.

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