David Yewdall



David Lewis Yewdall (October 30, 1950 – July 4, 2017) was an American
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. He worked with
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on '' Battle Beyond the Stars'' and as the co-supervising sound editor on ''Talvisota''. He published a book about the profession in 2007, ''Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound'', which was called a "must-read for all students of film." In 1996, he became a member of the board of NightPro Technologies Inc (NTI), a sound production company from
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. He taught editing and sound at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts until June 2016.




Yewdall died on July 4, 2017, in Winston-Salem,
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from pancreatic cancer, aged 66.

Awards and recognition

In 1988 Yewdall was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special" for his work on '' The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story''.


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* 1950 births 2017 deaths American sound designers American sound editors People from Springfield, Missouri {{US-film-bio-stub