David Campling Dies; Sound Editor Worked on ‘Platoon’

David Campling Dies at 73

He was BAFTA-nominated for 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'

Film and sound editor David Campling, who worked on such films as “Platoon” and “The Terminator,” died May 9 in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 73.

Campling earned a BAFTA nomination for his sound work on 1971’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” directed by John Schlesinger and was nominated for an MPSE Golden Reel award for  “Platoon.”

Trained at Pinewood and Twickenham Studios, Campling’s sound editing career began with Roman Polanski’s 1966 “Cul-de-sac.” He did sound work on such varied films as “The Day of the Locust” and “Carry on Doctor.”

Most of his editing work was for TV including MTV’s “Undressed” and telepics such as “Knots Landing: Back to the Cul de Sac” and “Through the Eyes of a Killer.”

A longtime BAFTA Los Angeles board member who did a stint as treasurer, he produced the org’s tribute to Schlesinger at the Egyptian Theater in 2002. He co-founded the Heritage Archive project and was responsible for the taping and editing of many of the most popular interviews in the series.

He was also a member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors guild.

“BAFTA Los Angeles is saddened to learn of the passing of long time member and dear friend, David Campling,” the org said in a statement. “He was a dear friend of BAFTA Los Angeles.”
Survivors include his wife, Patricia.

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  1. Patricia says:

    David Campling was 74 (not 73) when he died. He was also a member of A.C.E. and the sound section of A.M.P.A.S. He edited many TV movies. He also edited features. I am sad Variety refers to him as Campling. His name was David.

  2. Gale says:

    A wonderful, talented, kind and thoughtful man. He will be missed.

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