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Ben Burtt Artist Presentation

Ben Burtt

Earned a degree in Physics from Allegheny College
Won National Student Film Festival in 1970 for the film Yankee Squadron
Won scholarship to USC for special effects work on the film Genesis
Earned a Master's Degree in Film Production
Pioneered modern sound design
Worked for Lucasfilm for 28 years
Designed sound for over 40 different movies and shows
Moved to Pixar in May 2005
Received Academy Award for Sound Effect Editing on E.T. (1982)
Received Academy Award for Sound Effect Editing on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Received Academy Award for Special Achievement for sound editing in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)