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Loren L. Ryder

Loren L. Ryder
Born(1900-03-09)March 9, 1900
California, United States
DiedMay 28, 1985(1985-05-28) (aged 85)
Monterey, California, United States
OccupationSound engineer
Years active1932-1968

Loren L. Ryder (March 9, 1900 – May 28, 1985) was an American sound engineer. He won five Academy Awards and was nominated for twelve more in the categories Best Sound Recording and Best Effects.[1]

After serving in World War I, Ryder studied physics and mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1924.[1] He went to work at Pacific Telephone & Telegraph where he developed an improved technique for transmitting images over telephone lines, using light valves.[1] In 1928, Ryder joined Paramount Pictures where he worked in the emerging field of talking pictures.[1] From and 1936 until 1957 he served as the studio's chief engineer and sound director.[2] Some of his achievements included the development of the VistaVision wide-screen format and the production of the first full-length film using magnetic audio recording.[2] Ryder was part of the production team who received an Academy Honorary Award at the 11th Academy Awards for their efforts on the Paramount film Spawn of the North.[3]

During World War II, General George S. Patton called upon Ryder's audio expertise to help disguise the sounds of American tanks at the Battle of the Bulge.[2]

Selected filmography

Best Sound nominee
Best Effects

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Loren L. Ryder; Winner of 5 Oscars for Movie Sound". Los Angeles Times. May 30, 1985. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Loren L. Ryder, an Engineer in Sound-recording for Film". New York Times. Associated Press. May 31, 1985. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Special Award - 11th Academy Awards". Academy Awards Database. Retrieved August 9, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "The 10th Academy Awards (1938) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "The 11th Academy Awards (1939) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "The 12th Academy Awards (1940) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "The 13th Academy Awards (1941) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  8. ^ "The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  9. ^ "The 15th Academy Awards (1943) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  10. ^ "The 16th Academy Awards (1944) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  12. ^ "The 18th Academy Awards (1946) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  13. ^ "The 26th Academy Awards (1954) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  14. ^ "The 27th Academy Awards (1955) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
  15. ^ "The 29th Academy Awards (1957) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved August 21, 2011.

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