RTN – Walter Murch


Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does.”

“You always have to keep your antenna open to receive the message, evaluate it, and then do what’s right. Don’t get stuck in a rut.”


Walter Murch is a film editor/sound designer and editor who has had a very esteemed career spanning over 50 years. He studied film and media at USC in the same class as George Lucas and other prominent people in the film industry. He has worked on a number of iconic films such as, “The Godfather” films, “Apocalypse Now” and various other films. He has won an Academy Award for best sound editing for his work on “Apocalypse Now” and has also been nominated for numerous other awards in film editing. He has introduced many practices into the entertainment industry that were not previously practiced including producing sound through multiple sound channels in speakers. Walter Murch has been a very influential figure in film and is even considered a pioneer in sound design.