Re-recording mixer Doug Hemphill has done noteworthy work in films like ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’. Read more about him, including his net worth.
Who is Doug Hemphill?
Doug Hemphill is an American sound mixer who won an Academy award for Best Sound and has been nominated for seven more in the same category. He has done noteworthy work on more than 160 films since he first began his career in 1979. He has won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the film ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ in 1992. Hemphill has been nominated for ‘Dick Tracy’ in 1990, ‘Geronimo: An American Legend’ in 1993, ‘Air Force One’ in 1997, ‘The Insider’ in 1999, ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’ in 2003, ‘Walk the Line’ in 2005, ‘Life of Pi’ in 2012 and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in 2017. Doug Hemphill began his career in films as a Mix Recordist on the film ‘Apocalypse Now’. Later, he continued to work for Francis Coppola through the release of “Rumble Fish”. HE later moved to Southern California, where he did field recordings for “Gremlins.” Over the years, he’s thoroughly enjoyed collaborating on a wide variety of films as a re-recording mixer, mainly mixing sound effects but also adept at mixing dialogue and music. His films include the “X-Men” series, “Walk the Line,” “Master and Commander,” “Life of Pi,” “Almost Famous,” and several others. He has received multiple BAFTAs, Cinema Audio Society awards, and Academy Award nominations, as well as an Oscar win for “Last of the Mohicans.” Doug Hemphill is originally from Texas. His first job as a mixer came from Willie Nelson on ‘Red Headed Stranger’. Nelson knew Doug Hemphill’s family as he was involved in Farm Aid and Hemphill’s family had been farmers in Texas. Nelson gave Hemphill his first break in the industry by giving him a chance to mix sound. “A friend once asked me an interesting question. If you could choose between a photo of your great, great-grandmother or a recording of her voice, which would you choose? Most people would choose the voice recording. That is one of the reasons I love sound so much. The other reason is that I really love working creatively with other people. There’s nothing like a room full of people creating something dramatic and engaging with sound.” Hemphill said in an interview. He was Oscar-nominated for ‘Life of Pi’ and Hemphill won an Academy Award for ‘Last of the Mohicans.’ Sound postproduction company Formosa Group recently signed veteran rerecording mixers Ron Bartlett, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Life of Pi, and Doug Hemphill, an Oscar winner for Last of the Mohicans who also was nominated for Life of Pi, in an exclusive capacity.
Net worth of the re-recording mixer
The net worth of the re-recording mixer Doug Hemphill is $600,000. Doug Hemphill won the Best Sound Mixing for Blade Runner 2049 at Oscar 2018. Oscar 2018 will be held on March 4th this year.
A brief about some great films he has worked upon
Re-Recording Mixers’ first task on films is usually mixing the soundtrack for audience previews. Mixing the final soundtrack of a film and making sure sound is technically correct. A sound mixer needs to have an excellent knowledge of acoustics and an experience of recording and post production processes. He also needs to understand the technical aspects of sound mixing for feature films. Doug Hemphill is quite passionate about his job. On being interviewed about his film ‘Blade Runner 2049′, he said, ‘Blade Runner’ was in our DNA’. Doug also feels that sound is 50% of the film but unfortunately they don’t get the kind of credit in the industry they deserve. Here is a brief on some amazing movies he has done sound mixing upon. * X-Men: Days of Future Past X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 American superhero film based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. The story revolves around Wolverine who travels back in time to stop Mystique from assassinating Bolivar Trask, whose death leads to the creation of the Sentinels, which are robots designed to kill mutants. * Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Timur Bekmambetov, based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name. When his country is threatened by a ferocious group of vampires, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, sets out on a mission to eliminate them. * Kung Fu Panda 3 Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The Dragon Warrior, Po, has to deal with challenges galore when circumstances compel him to train a bunch of awkward pandas in martial arts so that they can trounce Kai, a wicked supernatural warrior. * Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a 2011 American science fiction film directed by Rupert Wyatt. The story revolves around Caesar, a chimpanzee, who has been with Will ever since he was little. Will’s new drug empowers Caesar to think and react like humans. When he finds himself subjected to injustice, he decides to revolt. * Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British-American neo-noir mystery period action film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Doug Hemphill’s knowledge of sound is exemplary and it is with his efforts that we get to enjoy such great movies!