Loren L. Ryder

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Loren L. Ryder
Born (1900-03-09)March 9, 1900
California, United States
Died May 28, 1985(1985-05-28) (aged 85)
Monterey, California, United States
Occupation Sound engineer
Years active 1932-1968

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

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