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Mike Hopkins

Sound designer Mike Hopkins worked on more than 20 feature films. Along the way he won wide respect for his craft and the humble dedication he applied to it. He won awards for his work on Kiwi classics Illustrious EnergyCrush and Heavenly Creatures, and Oscars for his sound editing on King Kong and the second Lord of the Rings movie. Hopkins died in a rafting accident on 30 December 2012.

Mike Hopkins was as kind, generous, and humble a man as you might hope to meet, and a world class sound editor/designer. Everybody who spent time with him liked him. I’m a better man for having been around him, and a better sound designer too. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 Shopping

Shopping

Sound

2013

 Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

Sound

2012

 Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Sound

2011

 Yuan Qu De Fei Ying

Yuan Qu De Fei Ying

Sound

2011

 Bloodlines

Bloodlines

Sound

2010

 Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Sound

2009

 Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

Sound

2009

 Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Sound

2008

 King Kong

King Kong

Sound

2005

 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Sound

2003

 The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth

The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth

Subject

2003

 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sound

2002

 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Sound

2001

 Greenstone

Greenstone

Sound

1999

 Punitive Damage

Punitive Damage

Sound

1999

 Thinking about Sleep

Thinking about Sleep

Sound

1999

 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

Sound

1999

 Heaven

Heaven

Sound

1998

 The Chosen

The Chosen

Sound

1998

 Aberration

Aberration

Sound

1997

 The Grocer's Apprentice

The Grocer's Apprentice

Sound

1997

 Flight of the Albatross

Flight of the Albatross

Sound

1996

 The Frighteners

The Frighteners

Sound

1996

 Time Is A Spider

Time Is A Spider

Sound

1996

 Transformers

Transformers

Sound

1996

 Dirty Creature

Dirty Creature

Sound

1995

 Cover Story - Episode One

Cover Story - Episode One

Sound

1994

 Heavenly Creatures

Heavenly Creatures

Sound

1994

 Snap

Snap

Sound Designer

1994

 The Dig

The Dig

Sound

1994

 Typhon's People

Typhon's People

Sound

1993

 Braindead

Braindead

Sound Designer

1992

 Nocturne in a Room

Nocturne in a Room

Sound

1992

 Te Rua

Te Rua

Sound

1991

 The Mouth and the Truth

The Mouth and the Truth

Sound

1991

 Light of the Blade

Light of the Blade

Editor

1989

 A Soldier's Tale

A Soldier's Tale

Sound

1988

 Illustrious Energy

Illustrious Energy

Sound

1988

 Maple on the Hill

Maple on the Hill

Assistant Editor

1988

 Public Eye

Public Eye

Sound

1988 - 1989

 Shark in the Park

Shark in the Park

Sound

1991

 The Leading Edge

The Leading Edge

Sound

1987

 The Making of Footrot Flats

The Making of Footrot Flats

Subject

1986

 Mr Wrong

Mr Wrong

Sound
Assistant Editor

1985

 Rachel Dustbin's Dog and the Law

Rachel Dustbin's Dog and the Law

Editor

1985

 John A. Lee

John A. Lee

Sound

1984

 The Bounty

The Bounty

Sound

1984

 Nearly No Christmas

Nearly No Christmas

Assistant Editor

1983

 Pheno was Here

Pheno was Here

Sound

1982

 Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

Flight 901 - The Erebus Disaster

Assistant Editor

1981


The titles listed here may not reflect this person's full screenography. These are only the titles that are included in or referenced by this site.

Awards

2009 Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards (United States)
Nominated for Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue or Automatic Dialogue Replacement Animation in a Feature Film (with 9 others): for Kung Fu Panda

2008 Academy Awards
Nominated for Achievement in Sound Editing (with Ethan Van der Ryn): for Transformers

2008 Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards
Nominated for Sound Editing - Dialogue or Automatic Dialogue Replacement for Feature Film (with Ethan Van der Ryn, Ralph Osborn, David Beadie, Wayne Lemmer and Ulrika Akander): for Transformers

Nominated for Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film (with 14 others): for Transformers

2006 Academy Awards
Achievement in Sound Editing (shared with Ethan Van der Ryn): for King Kong

2006 Bafta Awards
Nominated for Sound (with Ethan Van der Ryn, Hammond Peek and Christopher Boyes): for King Kong

2006 Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards
Nominated for Sound Editing in a Foreign Feature Film (with Ethan Van der Ryn and 19 others): for King Kong

2004 Bafta Awards
Nominated for Sound (with Ethan Van der Ryn, David Farmer, Hammond Peek, Michael Semanick, Mike Hedges and Christopher Boyes): for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004 Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards
Nominated for Sound Editing in a Foreign Feature (with Ethan Van der Ryn and 16 others): for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2003 Academy Awards
Sound Editing (shared with Ethan Van der Ryn): for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003 Bafta Awards
Nominated for Sound (with Ethan Van der Ryn, David Farmer, Hammond Peek, Michael Semanick, Mike Hedges and Christopher Boyes): for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003 Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards
Nominated for Sound Editing in a Foreign Feature (with Ethan Van der Ryn and 12 others): for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002 Bafta Awards
Nominated for Sound (with Ethan Van der Ryn, David Farmer, Hammond Peek, Michael Semanick, Gethin Creagh and Christopher Boyes): for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards
Nominated for Sound Editing in a Foreign Feature (with Ethan Van der Ryn and 9 others): for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

1999 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Nominated for Best Sound Design: for Via Satellite
Nominated for Best Sound Design (shared with Dave Whitehead): for Heaven

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Soundtrack - Film (shared with Greg Bell and Mike Hedges): for Heavenly Creatures
Best Soundtrack - Television: for Typhon's People

1993 New Zealand Film and Telelvision Awards
Best Soundtrack - Film (shared with Greg Bell and Kit Rollings): for Crush

1988 Listener Film and Television Awards
Best Contribution to a Soundtrack - Film (shared with Bob Allen and Gethin Creagh): for Illustrious Energy