Professor of Film Studies
Department of Film and Media
(510) 642.1415

Research Expertise and Interest

film studies, film production, film sound


Mark Berger is a supervising rerecording sound mixer who has won four Academy Awards for some of the most innovative uses of sound in the film business (Apocalypse Now, The Right Stuff, Amadeus, The English Patient). Unlike many of today's sound editors, his craft is about subtlety, not the sheer power of loud soundtracks. He has over 30 years of experience in working with sound, and access to one of the premiere venues of film production in all of Northern California. Berger is part of the generation of Northern California filmmakers that emerged in the early seventies around Francis Ford Coppola and which did not then go to Hollywood but instead, with the help of filmmakers like Coppola, Saul Zaentz and George Lucas helped build a viable filmmaking community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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