Ben Burtt has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, director, film editor, sound designer and sound mixer. His work includes documentaries, network television movie specials, and educational, specialty and feature films.
Burtt received Special Achievement Awards for the creation of the alien, creature and robot voices featured in Star Wars (1977) and for Sound Effects Editing for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981); he won Oscars for Sound Effects Editing for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). He also has earned nominations in the Sound category for Return of the Jedi (1983) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; in Sound Effects Editing for Return of the Jedi, Willow (1988) and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999); and in Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for WALL-E (2008).
Burtt recently created special sound effects and montages for Star Trek (2009) and Wings (1927), and he served as sound designer and supervising sound editor on Super 8 (2011). He was picture editor as well as sound designer for Lucasfilm’s Red Tails (2012). He recently did the sound design for Lincoln (2012) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).