Karen Baker Landers Supervising Sound Editor
“We’re storytellers. We just tell our stories with sound. If it’s creating an atmosphere for a different planet, creating creature vocals, or finding the right wind to convey the loneliness that the character may be feeling, we think through every choice we make.”

Baker Landers first displayed an affinity for sound at age eleven when her parents gave her a tape recorder. She would walk around her house and make up stories just through sound effects. While studying Film at California State University at Long Beach, she impressed sound designers Richard Anderson and Mark Mangini, and they hired her to work at their company. In the early days of her career she met Per Hallberg. Realizing that they worked very well together, they began a professional partnership that has lasted over 25 years. Baker Landers appreciates having a colleague like Hallberg to bounce ideas off of. While she frequently supervises her own projects, she still enjoys collaborating with him whenever possible. Baker Landers was selected for Variety’s Women’s Impact List in 2013, and she is the first woman to ever win two Academy Awards for Sound Editing.
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2013 Oscar Winner Skyfall Best Achievement In Sound Editing 2008 Oscar Winner The Bourne Ultimatum Best Achievement In Sound Editing 2008 BAFTA Winner The Bourne Ultimatum Best Sound 2005 BAFTA Winner Ray Best Sound 2002 Golden Reel Winners Black Hawk Down Best Sound Editing, Effects & Foley, Dialogue & ADR