back

fernand_bos_lb
Fernand Bos Music Editor
About
As an award-winning music editor with over two decades of experience, Fernand Bos is proud that, when working on a film, "every single piece of music goes through my hands." He has lent his skilled touch to an incredible range of projects, from Oscar-winning musicals (Frozen, Crazy Heart) to action blockbusters (Ant-Man).

Fernand didn't move from his home country of the Netherlands to Los Angeles to become a music editor—he was a professional bassist who wrote and performed with artists from bands such as Earth Wind & Fire and Supertramp. Fernand studied both music and engineering in the Netherlands before attending Musicians Institute, where he graduated with honors and received the award for Outstanding Bass Player. Playing on sessions in LA, it wasn't long before the composers he worked with recognized Fernand's natural knack for music editing: a combination of musical experience, technological skill, and a unique ability to read the room made him perfect for the job.

Fernand won a Golden Reel Award for his first project as a full-time music editor, The Big Easy. Since then, the self-taught music editor has received five more Golden Reel Awards, including two in 2004 (Cold Mountain, A Mighty Wind). In 2011, he was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Innately comfortable with computers, Fernand learned programming for fun as a teenager and has helped create music editing software widely used today. But it's his passion for music that makes Fernand one of the foremost music editors in the world.

"Music editing is not about ProTools, it's about the music," he says. "I don't care if it's done on tape, written down, or if you do it on your iPhone. It's about making a good musical decision." Fernand's good musical decisions have led to years of collaboration with composers and directors such as T Bone Burnett, Christopher Guest, Bobby and Peter Farrelly, and Christophe Beck.
Select Credits
Trolls Mike Mitchell The Peanuts Movie Steve Martino Ant-Man Peyton Reed Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman Frozen Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Country Strong Shana Feste Crazy Heart Scott Cooper The Hangover Todd Phillips Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Jake Kasden Cold Mountain Anthony Minghella A Mighty Wind Christopher Guest

PDF-Download-Button

Awards
2017 Golden Reel Award Nomination Trolls Best Sound Editing - Music in a Musical Feature Film 2016 Golden Reel Award Nomination The Peanuts Movie Best Sound Editing - Sound FX, Foley, Dialogue & ADR in an Animation Feature Film 2014 Golden Reel Award Winner Frozen Best Sound Editing - Music in a Musical Feature Film 2011 Golden Reel Award Winner Country Strong Best Sound Editing - Music in a Musical Feature Film 2010 Golden Reel Award Nomination Crazy Heart Best Sound Editing - Music in a Musical Feature Film 2010 Golden Reel Award Nomination 2012 Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film 2008 Golden Reel Award Nomination Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Best Sound Editing - Music in a Musical Feature Film 2004 Golden Reel Award Winner Cold Mountain Best Sound Editing in a Feature - Music - Feature Film 2004 Golden Reel Award Winner A Mighty Wind Best Sound Editing in a Feature - Music - Musical 2002 Golden Reel Award Winner Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Once More With Feeling" Best Sound Editing in Television - Music, Episodic Live Action 2001 Golden Reel Award Nomination Bring It On Best Sound Editing - Music - Musical Feature (Foreign & Domestic) 2001 Golden Reel Award Nomination Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Superstar" Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Music 2000 Golden Reel Award Nomination Angel - "I Will Remember You" Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Music 2000 Golden Reel Award Nomination Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "The Prom" Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Music 1999 Primetime Emmy Nomination Buffy the Vampire Slayer - "Lover's Walk" Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series 1996 Golden Reel Award Winner The Big Easy Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Music 1996 Primetime Emmy Nomination Sliders - "Invasion" Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series