Happily Ever After Hours with Academy Award®-Winning Sound Designer and Director Gary Rydstrom

Wed, Mar 3 | 5:30pm PT
FREE | Sign-up Required
Zoom Webinar

Join Academy Award-winning sound designer Gary Rydstorm as he shares behind-the-scenes stories from feature films Jurassic Park (1993), Toy Story (1995), Hercules (1997), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and Finding Nemo (2003), and Disney·Pixar short films Lifted (2006) and Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation (2011).


Registration for this program will open to the public starting Tuesday, February 16 at noon.

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Q&A and Requirements

Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.

All participants must sign up by noon Pacific Time on the day prior to the event. Participants must have a Zoom account to attend the workshop. A link to the webinar and instructions for joining will be sent via email prior to the event.

About the Speaker

At Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Sound, Gary Rydstrom sound-designed and mixed many films, including Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), A River Runs Through It (1992), Jurassic Park (1993), Quiz Show (1994), Toy Story (1995), Titanic (1997), Hercules (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), and Ready Player One (2018). He has won seven Academy Awards® for Sound and Sound Editing, and Career Achievement Awards from both the Cinema Audio Society® and Motion Picture Sound Editors®. For Disney•Pixar, he directed two shorts: the Oscar®-nominated Lifted (2006) and Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation (2011). He has created sound for many Disney Parks attractions, including Captain EO, Star Tours, Alien Encounter, MuppetVision 3D, and Galaxy’s Edge. Rydstrom is a native of Chicago and a graduate of the School of Cinema at the University of Southern California.

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