ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
World Premiere – Tribeca Film Festival (April 2019)
Official Selection – Festival de Cannes – Cannes Classics (May 2019)
MIDGE COSTIN – Director, Producer
Producer and director Midge Costin holds the Kay Rose Chair in the Art of Sound Editing, endowed by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Her film credits span 25 years and include Oscar-nominated Crimson Tide and Armageddon, as well as John Waters’ Cry-Baby, David Wolper’s Imagine, Amy Heckerling’s Look Who’s Talking Too, Kenneth Branagh’s Dead Again, and Michael Bay’s The Rock. Midge worked her way up editing sound on action-adventure films at a time when very few women were cutting FX in Hollywood. As a passionate teacher and advocate for the creative use of sound in the cinematic arts, she has traveled internationally to lecture on sound design and her experiences as a sound editor in Hollywood. She is a past Board member of the MPSE, and is a long-standing member of the Editors Guild. Midge directed the documentary short, Almost Home, which had a PBS premiere in 1990. She received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History, and her Masters in Cinema Production from USC. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is her documentary feature debut.