David Yewdall

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David Lewis Yewdall (October 30, 1950 – July 4, 2017) was an American production sound mixer. He was born in Springfield, Missouri. He worked with Roger Corman on Battle Beyond the Stars and as the co-supervising sound editor on Talvisota.[1] He published a book about the profession in 2007, Practical art of motion picture sound, which was called a "must-read for all students of film."[2]

In 1996, he became a member of the board of NightPro Technologies Inc (NTI), a sound production company from Provo, Utah.[3] He taught editing and sound at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts[4] until June 2016.

His best known works are The Thing, The Fifth Element and Escape From New York.

Yewdall died on July 4, 2017 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from pancreatic cancer, aged 66.[5]

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  1. "'Outtakes'--Divorce: magazine, Hollywood Style". The Deseret News. 1990-01-30. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  2. Kenny, Tom (2000-02-01). "Rev. of Practical art of motion picture sound". Mix: Professional Art and Music Production. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  3. Daley, Dan (1996-06-06). "Products, Management Boost NTI: Board Provides Broad-Based Expertise". Billboard. p. 50. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  4. "UNCSA Editing and Sound Faculty page". University of North Carolina School of the Arts - School of Filmmaking. Retrieved 2010-01-23.
  5. Erik Pedersen (July 6, 2017). "David Yewdall Dies: 'The Fifth Element' & 'The Thing' Sound Editor Was 66". Deadline. Retrieved July 7, 2017.

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