Key Teaching Staff

Wade Wilson

School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
Field of Teaching: Editing and Sound
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Major Achievements: Wade Wilson is a world-class motion picture sound designer. He began his professional entertainment career in 1988 as an actor on an NBC movie of the week. He did several other projects as an actor, but in 1991 Wade focused his efforts on his musical talents and began doing session work as a drummer for a well-known Los Angeles music producer. He worked for the likes of Dave Navarro, NIN, Warrant, Dr. Dre, and others. In 1997 he made a transition into sound for film and began editing sound effects for THE SIMPSONS. Wade migrated from television into the feature film realm in 1999 as a SFX Designer. His first feature film assignment was, THE PERFECT STORM, and his design work earned an Academy Award nomination for best sound. He has gone on to design sound for 40 films, including, SHREK, MADAGASCAR, ELF, MYSTIC RIVER, SHARK TALE, THE HUNGER GAMES, and many others. He has six Golden Reel awards for his creative sound work. Wade has been written up in more than two-dozen feature articles for magazines such as, MIX, AUDIO TECHNOLOGY, SURROUND PROFESSIONAL, HARMON PRO, and others. Wade has made NC his home base since 2008, has served on the film commission since 2010, and is thrilled to be a facilitator of film industry growth in NC.

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