The sound editor Ren Klyce has done noteworthy work in movies like ‘Se7en’ and ‘Ward 13’. Read more about him, including his net worth.
Who is Ren Klyce?
Ren klyce is an American supervising sound editor, musician and re-recording mixer. Klyce has been nominated for five Academy Awards including three for Best Sound Mixing and two for Best Sound Editing. Klyce is also known for his frequent collaborations with director, David Fincher. Klyce is the primary sound designer on every one of his films ever since he has worked on ‘Se7en’. Klyce has worked on ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. He has mostly worked in sound design with Skywalker Sound and Mit Out Sound. As a musician, klyce has also worked with Narada Michael Walden and Walter Afanasieff, playing synthesizers like Fairlight CMI, Akai Synthesizer, Emulator II and LinnDrum. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ was released in 2011. It is a mystery/crime film directed by David Fincher. The film is about a Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist who hires Lisbeth Salander, a computer hacker, to solve the mystery of a woman who has been missing for forty years. Ren Klyce has given amazing sound to the film. He has rendered an underlying soundscape which is a freezing, unsettling horror that perfectly complements the creepy, graphic imagery. Ren Klyce has also worked on the film ‘The Social Network’. ‘The Social Network’ was released in the year 2010 and was directed by David Fincher. The film is about how Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site, Facebook, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. But soon, a string of lies tears their relationship apart even as Facebook connects people. Ren Klyce has given just the perfect sound for the film making it sound so realistic and relatable. His work on the film, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ which was released in 2008 is exemplary. ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ was about a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. Ren Klyce got an Oscar 2018 nomination for sound editing in the film, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. This is the seventh Academy Award nomination for Ren Klyce. Oscar 2018 will be held in March 4, 2018. ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ was the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and was directed by Ryan johnson and released last year. Ren Klyce also credits another major influence at UC Santa Cruz from Professor Peter Elsea. Peter Elsea was also the director of Electronic Music Studios on campus and he taught Klyce how to mix audio and edit analog audio tape. Editing music and sounds was a painstaking operation which required a lot of hands-on time, dexterity and patience, as editors literally spliced tape with razor blades and then also taped them back together to create the final audio pieces they wanted.
Net worth of sound editor Ren Klyce
Ren Klyce has a net worth of $1.5 million.
Upclose and Personal with the Sound Designer
Ren Klyce is a sound designer with many feathers to his crown. With six Oscar award nominations and the seventh one now in 2018, klyce’s career has taken an upswing since the very first time, he decided to major in music in 1983. The UC Santa Cruz Alumnus credits his piano teacher at UCSC, Mary Jane Cope, and her husband of Professor Emeritus of Music, David Cope, for presenting him with a new way of thinking about music that ultimately set him in the direction that has taken him to the incredible place he is now. “I realized when I got to UC Santa Cruz how most of the other piano students were so much more advanced than me,” says Klyce. “I went in thinking I was good, but quickly realized how many students were obviously far better and more talented. It was an adjustment for me to make as a musician. When you think of something as your skill set — and then you realize it’s not…you don’t know if you’re really cut out for it.” He credits Professors Gordon Mumma and David Cope with introducing him to Music Concrète: a 1940’s genre of music that was in many ways, like sound design. “I had wonderful teachers! Learning music theory and ear training from Professor Mary Badarak was invaluable, however some theory was at times a bit difficult for me. But what was unique about the electronic music courses, and studying Musique Concrète, was that they were all about listening and celebrating the composers who challenged the very definition of music itself. These 1940’s composers considered sound as music. That really resonated with me.” Apart from his music study, we also managed to get some close inputs from the Sound Editor’s life. Residing in the Bay area, Klyce loves to enjoy all that the Bay area has to offer him while he is not in the studio. Cooking, hiking and biking are a few of his favorite hobbies. He also loves to visit San Francisco. “We pretend we’re visiting from far away, and do all the tourist things that people on vacation enjoy doing in this great city. People fly from the other side of the globe to visit this place, so it’s a fun way of reminding ourselves how lucky we are to live here.”