Clint Smith

Alumnus Clint Smith is chair of the Editing and Sound Design Department in the School of Filmmaking. He is a freelance sound designer/editor whose credits include “Cloverfield,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Avatar,” “Super 8,” “Lincoln” and “Mud.”

I want my students to listen to film in a thoughtful and critical way. I want them to know how to talk about sound design in film. I fill my class time with the students actively listening to scenes from movies, working on projects, dealing with equipment and experimenting with common professional workflows. I want them to know the bigger picture of what goes into the track of a movie. I also want them to know how to back up their work and show up on time.

Clint Smith

Career Highlights

  • Worked with Skywalker Sound for eight years as a Dialogue Editor/Foley Recordist and Sound Mix Tech/Recordist
  • Dialogue editor on "Little Accidents," "I Origins," "Prince Avalanche," “Take Shelter” and "Mud"
  • Foley recordist on "Star Trek Into Darkness," "The Master," "Lincoln" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift"
  • Recordist on "Hidden Moon," "People Like Us," "John Carter" and "War Horse"


B.F.A. FilmmakingUNCSA