Ask double Oscar nominee Andy Nelson about his sound mixing work on “Les Miserables” or “Lincoln” and he’ll tell you about the subtle or even silent moments in both movies that he loves.
“Even though I’ve worked on war films, I’m not a whiz-bang kind of guy,” laughs Nelson, who won the sound Oscar for 1998’s “Saving Private Ryan.”
The London native started his career at the age of 16 as a projectionist. He loved movies and wanted to be around them but had no idea where that might take him. He immersed himself in films like “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Midnight Cowboy” as they unspooled. Then he found his way into sound work at the BBC.
“I’ve been mixing for years but my heart’s always in my throat when the director walks through the door,” Nelson says. “And that’s good because you never want to take the work for granted.”
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