Stuart Wilson: Sound Engineer, Net Worth, ‘War Horse’ & Facts To Know

The Sound Engineer Stuart Wilson has done incredible work in movies, ‘War Horse’ and other movies. Read more about her including her net worth.

Who is Stuart Wilson?

Stuart Wilson is a production sound engineer known for his work on the movies like ‘Skyfall’ in 2012, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2015, ‘Rogue One’ in 2016 and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in 2017. The Oscar-nominated production sound engineer is known as the man with a golden ear. His knowledge of sound is profound and his interest and love in the field has helped him to render notable work in these films. Wilson has worked on many feature films including Cinderella, Edge of Tomorrow, Skyfall, World War Z, War Horse, four of the films from the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Mr Fox, Eastern Promises, Marie Antoinette, Code 46, Rogue One, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and more. Wilson records sound for films and television. Stuart Wilson has done a one-year assisting, booming and recording on light entertainment, corporate and documentaries, before he got full-fledged on production sound mixing. He then successfully applied to do sound at the National Film and Television School. In an interview, Wilson has mentioned that his assisting other sound mixers has helped him learn a lot about the work. He has gained a lot of practical experience in the field. He also advised anyone before starting out that it is best to start at the bottom and work your way up. He said that one needs to try out the industry as a whole as it may not be the life for you. If one develops interest in this field, then one should get on some short courses or training schemes as these are helpful in focusing your skills. According to Stuart Wilson the three most important qualities to succeed in this industry are punctuality, determination and the need to constantly strive to improve one’s conditions. Stuart Wilson was born in Scotland and his credits stretch back to the early 90s. In the 2000s, he began working with director Michael Winterbottom as well as on the four films in the Harry Potter series. Recently, he connected with two of cinema’s biggest franchises: James Bond and Star Wars. In January this year, he was nominated for Academy, BAFTA and Association of Motion Picture Sound awards for his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He was also listed for his James Bond movie, Spectre, by the Association of motion Picture Sound Awards.

Net worth of the sound engineer

The net worth of the sound engineer Stuart Wilson is still under wraps. Stuart Wilson is nominated for an Oscar 2018 award in the Best Sound Mixing category for the film, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. Oscar 2018 will be held in March 4th, 2018.

Up, close and personal with Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson is aptly named as the Man with the Golden Ear. Here we have a short interview with the sound engineer in which the multi-award nominated sound recordist talks about how his early love of sound led to recording the world’s best-known secret agent. Let’s get a close look at his personal life: In the interview Wilson mentioned that sound was his first love. He was interested in it before he got interested in cinema and films. He got his first cassette recorder from his dad at the age of 7 and he had recorded his first birthday party on it. Since then, he started making his tapes by recording from TV and radio. Later he got a cassette radio with a built-in microphone which helped him to record feedback, mix it with World service and edit tape to tape. That is how his journey into the field of sound started. He initially worked as a trainee for a year in Scotland then worked professionally for another year in various sound jobs. But the work wasn’t very creative so he applied to the National Film and Television School (NFTS), where he spent three years. That’s where he knew about his career goal. Wilson said in the interview that he first worked with Michael Winterbottom on 24 Hour Party People which was released in 2002. He made six more films with him later. He said that some production sound mixers are able to have regular relationships, because there isn’t as many sound recordists as directors. But a filmmaker might only make a film every two years, so you can get out of sync with people. Wilson said in an interview, “Michael Winterbottom is so prolific, however, that he’s able to keep his core team and tries to get the same people. Working with him was an important relationship and he’s been a big influence on me. When I first met Michael he wanted to be able to look anywhere with a hand-held camera, for the cast to improvise and change things each take. We filmed in real locations with real people and no control of noise. That drives you to find solutions, be brave and try things people didn’t do. Everyone had to be miced, I had to multitrack, have a portable rig ready and plan ahead so the next location was already pre-rigged. A lot of the techniques I’ve developed come from being pushed by Michael Winterbottom.”

Wilson’s Oscar nomination has put him on the map of fame and we will get to hear a lot more of his brilliant soundtracks in the coming movies.