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DAVID STONE

Professor
Savannah College of Art and Design

David Stone is a veteran sound editor of about 100 Hollywood feature films, including Gremlins, Top Gun, Die Hard, Speed, Ocean’s 11, Predator, Edward Scissorhands, Beauty and the Beast, and Batman Returns. He has collected five Golden Reel awards and won the 1992 Academy Award® for best Sound Effects Editing, for his supervising work on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Now a Professor of Sound Design at Savannah College of Art and Design, he was the editor of Moviesound Newsletter.

Biography

David Stone is a sound editor, a veteran of roughly 100 Hollywood feature films and many television series. He worked as a sound editor on Gremlins, Top Gun, Die Hard, Speed, and Ocean’s 11. He was a Supervising Sound Editor for projects as varied as Predator, Edward Scissorhands, Beauty and the Beast, Batman Returns, City Slickers 2, and Dolores Claiborne. He has collected Golden Reel awards for Best Sound Editing five times, and won the 1992 Academy Award® for best Sound Effects Editing, for his supervising work on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In 2015, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival in California. Stone is a Professor and former Chair of Sound Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Between 1989 and 1994, he was the editor of Moviesound Newsletter, which was published by Vanessa Ament.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    History of motion picture sound
    Motion picture sound design
    Film history, Film studies
    Audio for film
    Film history and film criticism
    Early history of "Talkies"
    Sound aesthetic issues, sound design in film

Personal Interests

    History of animation
    Jazz

Websites

Books

Articles

CineMontage

Sonic Echoes from the Pre-Digital Era


Published: Jun 05, 2018 by CineMontage
Authors: Betsy McLane
Subjects: Communications Studies

Hollywood Sound Design is much more than a simple compendium of old technologies and gossip from MSNL. The authors organize material by topic rather than chronology, and explanatory mini-essays place the excerpts in historical context. The subject is not sound theory, or how-to; the greater aim of the book is to provide an accurate historical record and inspiration for film historians, scholars and students of sound.

News

Sonic Echoes from the Pre-Digital Era

By: DAVID STONE
Subjects: Communications Studies

We now have an excellent review from Betsy McLane in "CineMontage"

Excerpt from a long review"

"Hollywood Sound Design is much more than a simple compendium of old technologies and gossip from MSNL. The authors organize material by topic rather than chronology, and explanatory mini-essays place the excerpts in historical context. The subject is not sound theory, or how-to; the greater aim of the book is to provide an accurate historical record and inspiration for film historians, scholars and students of sound."

Hollywood Sound Design and Moviesound Newsletter has disappeared from E-book availability.

By: DAVID STONE
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Film and Video

Apparently the E-book version of "Hollywood Sound Design and Moviesound Newsletter" has been withdrawn. So much for telling Film students that there is a more affordable version. Why did this happen?