Profile:Richard Ford/Sound Editor/Emmy Win/Nebraska/Argo

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Richard Ford is a music editor and music producer for feature film soundtracks and scores. He has worked with a number of critically-acclaimed film makers, including Ben Affleck, Alexander Payne and Kathryn Bigelow. Ford went on to work on the iconic film American History X  with another academy award winning composer, Anne Dudley. Most notable is Ford’s long time collaboration with filmmaker Alexander Payne. Ford has been part of Payne’s creative team since the film Election also working on About Schmidt and Sideways The two most recent projects with Alexander Payne have allowed Ford to expand his role. Starting with The Descendants, Ford was credited on the film as Executive Music Producer and played a major role in the creative development of the soundtrack. He moulded the score from pre-existing Hawaiian music and crafted it into The Descendants’ memorable and emotional underscore. On the latest film from Alexander Payne, Nebraska Ford has continued his expanded role as music producer and music editor, this time with music from the composer Mark Orton and his acoustic chamber group Tin Hat. Ford is also the soundtrack’s CD producer. In addition to being an integral component of Alexander Payne’s crew, Ford joined Ben Affleck’s team as music editor on the academy award winning Argo and worked with director Karthyn Bigelow on Zero Dark Thirty . Some of Ford’s most memorable collaborations have been working with composers Alexandre Desplat, Mycheal Danna, Christophe Beck, Mark Isham and Rolfe Kent. Ford received an Emmy for his music editing on HBO’s The Life and Death of Peter Sellars and has multiple Golden Reel Award nominations including “best music editing in a feature film” for Argo and he won a Golden Reel Award for his work on The Muppets.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film

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