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David Lewis Yewdall (October 30, 1950 – July 4, 2017) was an American production sound mixer. He was born in Springfield, Missouri. He worked with Roger Corman on Battle Beyond the Stars and as the co-supervising sound editor on Talvisota.[1] He published a book about the profession in 2007, Practical art of motion picture sound, which was called a "must-read for all students of film."[2]

In 1996, he became a member of the board of NightPro Technologies Inc (NTI), a sound production company from Provo, Utah.[3] He taught editing and sound at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts[4] until June 2016.

His best known works are The Thing, The Fifth Element and Escape From New York.

Yewdall died on July 4, 2017 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from pancreatic cancer, aged 66.[5]


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