Dr Martin Parker is the Academic Director of the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Sound Design – he chaired the recent talk by Randy Thom ahead of Randy’s honorary degree presentation from the University.
Randy is the Director of Sound Design at Skywalker (yes that Skywalker …. Feel the force Luke) and his list of sound credits is significant. The event was well attended by the sound designers of the future and advertised on our free event publicity website Whats On Central. It was very much a Knowledge Transfer event for the University and was open to all – though I seemed to be the only chap wearing a tie. Martin introduced Randy as The Most Important Sound Engineer in the World. By the end of the talk and the various excerpts from his films – I knew Martin was right.