John Purcell on SoundBetter

I edit sound for movies. My speciality is dialogue, but I do all sorts of other things. Also write books that help sound people do their jobs better.

I’m an American sound editor. I’ve worked on many Israeli dramatic feature films, whose directors include Joseph Cedar, Shmulik Maoz, Amos Gitai, Avi Nesher, Joseph Pitchhadze, and Assi Dayan. I edited the production sound on several Israeli documentary films, including Sharon, Unmistaken Child, and Jenin Dairy. In New York I cut the sound for films by Jonathan Nossiter, Ted Demme, and Michael Apted, among others. I was also editing engineer on five Grammy-nominated albums.

Through my work at the Children’s Television Workshop I received an Emmy in 1989. I'm the author of "Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art"—now in its second edition—the definitive text on production sound editing.

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