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Ken Karman Music Editor
About
Kenneth Karman has been editing music for feature films since the early Neolithic Age of Moviolas and celluloid (about 35 years), and has continued non-stop through the advent of today’s digital technology. While Ken is grateful that he learned his craft using splicers, reels, and razor blades, he is truly in his element wielding a mouse and a cursor, and loves the massive expansion in creativity that they allow.

Ken has worked with some of the industry's top composers, including Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Thomas Newman, John Williams, Gabriel Yared, and most recently Alexandre Desplat. His credits include Back To The Future, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Good Will Hunting, Unbroken -- and the list goes on (and on).

Although initially drawn to postproduction with an eye toward film editing, chance encounters with mentors Dan Carlin Sr. and Jim Henrikson set Ken on a trajectory from which he has never looked back and has never regretted. He truly loves his job. In 1991, Ken and Bill Abbott started Modern Music, the most successful Music Editorial company of its day, boasting a roster of the industry's most talented editors.

In 2013 Bill and Ken disbanded Modern and joined Formosa Group under the banner Formosa Music. Their staff, their roster, and their commitment to their clients remain unchanged.
Select Credits
UNBROKEN Angelina Jolie RANGO Gore Verbinski MILK Gus Van Sant MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA Rob Marshall PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL † Gore Verbinski CASTAWAY Robert Zemeckis GOOD WILL HUNTING Gus Van Sant FORREST GUMP Robert Zemeckis BACK TO THE FUTURE 1, 2 & 3 Robert Zemeckis THE LOST BOYS Joel Schumacher THIS IS SPINAL TAP Rob Reiner

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Awards
2014 Golden Reel Award Nomination 47 Ronin Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film 2008 Golden Reel Award Nomination Enchanted Best Sound Editing - Music in a Musical Feature Film 2006 Golden Reel Award Nomination Memoirs of a Geisha Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Music 2005 Golden Reel Award Nomination The Polar Express Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Animated 2004 Golden Reel Award Nomination Something's Gotta Give Best Sound Editing in a Feature - Music - Feature Film 2004 Golden Reel Award Nomination Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Best Sound Editing in a Feature - Music - Feature Film 2003 Golden Reel Award Winner Lilo & Stitch Best Sound Editing in Animated Features - Music 2002 Golden Reel Award Nomination Ali Best Sound Editing - Music - Feature Film, Domestic and Foreign 2000 Golden Reel Award Nomination Stigmata Best Sound Editing - Music (Foreign & Domestic) 1999 Golden Reel Award Nomination The Horse Whisperer Best Sound Editing - Music (Foreign & Domestic) 1998 Golden Reel Award Nomination Good Will Hunting Best Sound Editing - Music (Foreign & Domestic) 1997 Golden Reel Award Nomination Eraser 1997 Golden Reel Award Nomination Mission: Impossible 1995 Golden Reel Award Nomination Forrest Gump 1993 Golden Reel Award Nomination Ferngully: The Last Rainforest