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David Bondelevitch, MPSE, CAS, currently works as a freelance music & dialogue editor and re-recording mixer in Los Angeles. He recently won a Primetime Emmy in the category of Sound Editing for a Movie for his work as music editor on the TNT original movie _Hunley, The (1999)_. He also won his first Motion Picture Sound Editor 'Golden Reel' award for his work as a music editor on the IMAX film Island of the Sharks (1999). This year he was also nominated for music editing on the ShowTime movie _Hendrix (2000)_, and for the video feature Stonebrook (1999). He has been nominated seven times previously. David has been a faculty member at the University of Southern California since spring of 1993, where he has taught Intermediate Production (310/508) and Intermediate Sound (540). He also created the course Directing the Composer (473), the first course in the cinema program devoted to film music This semester he is also teaching the lecture class Fundamentals of Cinematic Sound (242), previously taught by Tom Holman. He has taught at Pasadena City College and guest lectured at UCLA and Chapman University. He has been interviewed along with composers Elmer Bernstein and David Raksin in Trojan Family Magazine. His musical analysis of the score to the film North by Northwest (1959) has been published on the web. It is required reading at several universities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied documentary filmmaking with Ricky Leacock, and he holds a separate Bachelor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied composition with Herb Pomeroy. He also holds a M.F.A. in film production from USC. Among the composers with whom David has worked are 'Randy Edelman' , Branford Marsalis, Daniel Licht, 'Christopher Lennertz', 'David Schwartz', and 'Alan Williams'. He is a member of the Cinema Audio Society, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (for whom he has judged student Emmy awards), National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Motion Picture Editor's Guild, the American Federation of Musicians Local 47, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, the Audio Engineering Society, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and BMI as a writer/publisher.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David J. Bondelevitch, MPSE, CAS

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Rachel (10 March 2001 - present)

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(2003-2005) President of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.).
Currently works as a freelance music & dialogue editor and re-recording mixer in Los Angeles. This year he was won his first Motion Picture Sound Editor "Golden Reel" award for his work as a music editor on the IMAX film Island of the Sharks. He was also nominated for music editing on the NBC television series Cold Feet, and dialog editing on the ABC television movie The Simple Life of Noah Deerborn (starring Sidney Poitier) He has been nominated five times previously.
Holds a bachelor's degree from the Masschusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied documentary filmmaking with Ricky Leacock, and separate bachelor's degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied composition with Herb Pomeroy. He also holds a M.F.A. in film production from USC.
Has been a faculty member at the University of Southern California since 1993, where he has taught Intermediate Production (310/508) and Intermediate Sound (540). He also created Directing the Composer (473), the first course in the cinema program devoted to film music. He has taught at Pasadena City College and guest lectured at UCLA.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Cinema Audio Society; Co-editor of the CAS Quarterly [January 2007]
Is on the board of directors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors. He is also a member of the Cinema Audio Society, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Editor's Guild, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and BMI (as a writer/publisher).

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