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Alumni Notes

Derek Vanderhorst


Derek VanderhorstDerek Vanderhorst​ earned his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in audio engineering in May 1994. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and worked as a sound effects editor for an independent animation company, Klasky-Csupo, Inc., who created the cartoon, Rugrats. He moved to San Diego to work for MP3.com for a time and returned to Los Angeles to work as a freelance sound effects editor.  Has gone on to supervise and mix sound for a host of movies. His credits include:

The Spirit (2008) (completed) (sound designer)
Tropic Thunder (2008) (sound effects editor)
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) (sound designer) (supervising sound editor)
Child Reduction Act (2008) (sound re-recording mixer)
Jumper (2008) (sound designer) (sound effects editor)
Rambo (2008) (sound effects editor)
Waiting for Hockney (2008) (sound editor) (sound re-recording mixer)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) (sound effects supervisor)
No Country for Old Men (2007) (foley editor)
Gracie (2007) (sound designer) (uncredited) (sound re-recording mixer)
Shrek the Third (2007) (VG) (sound re-recording mixer)
The Painted Veil (2006) (sound designer) (sound re-recording mixer)
300 (2006) (sound designer) (sound effects editor)

Assistant Professors Leslie Gaston and Paul Musso created a contest for students who sweetened clips created by alumni Derek Vanderhorst. The winners and Gaston went to the Boulder Firing Range to record gun shots with Vanderhorst for an upcoming movie.