David Stone

David Stone

David Stone

B.F.A., fine arts, Cornell University, 1969

First year at SCAD:
2008

"Anyone should observe that we all live inside a media culture and that young people listen passionately to the sounds of Web videos, movies and games. They have easy access to more powerful media-making tools than any previous generation. Students benefit from the professional experience and aesthetic guidance of SCAD faculty."

Credentials

Winner of the 1992 Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing

Awards, recognition and honors

Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel awards for sound editing on "Top Gun," "Speed" and "Die Hard," and for supervising sound on "Beauty and the Beast" and "Predator," along with many past nominations

Organizations

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Motion Picture Sound Editors; Cinema Audio Society; Local 700, Motion Picture Editors' Guild; Local 839, The Animation Guild; University Film and Video Association

Publications and presentations

Publications

  • Book illustrator and editor of textbook's DVD documentary short "Watch Yer Ears!"
  • Book, "The Foley Grail," by Vanessa T. Ament, (pub. by Focal Press, Feb. 2009)
  • Editor, "Moviesound Newsletter," 1989-1993

Presentations

  • 2000. Presentation and panel - Motion Picture Sound scholarship and practitioners' conference, Iowa University
  • 2008. Presentation and panel - "Now Hear This II, An Evening on Animation Sound," Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, California
  • 2005. Presentation and panel - International conference on games development and education, Business College Nowy Sanc, Poland

Previous Positions

Sound editor on films including "Gremlins," "Top Gun," "Die Hard," "Speed" and "Ocean's 11"; supervising sound editor on films including "Predator," "Edward Scissorhands," "Beauty and the Beast," "Batman Returns," "City Slickers 2" and "Dolores Claiborne"

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • SNDS 201 Introduction to Sound Design
  • SNDS 225 Sound in Media
  • SNDS 320 Sound Effects and Foley
  • SNDS 355 Sound for the Web and Interactive Media
  • SNDS 440 Postproduction Sound
  • SNDS 445 Advanced Dialogue Recording and Editing
  • SNDS 709 Postproduction Methodologies
  • SNDS 729 Theory and Practice in Sound Design