Joe Godfrey

Random Thoughts

on many topics

Touch wins SD Film Award

The San Diego Film Consortium held its award ceremony On June 24, 2023 and I won for Best Sound Design. This is a screenshot from the awards telecast which you can view here. Sound Design nominees are at 44:20. You can watch the film’s director Justin Burquist win his award for Best Narrative Short Film […]


Jerry Goldsmith

It’s Jerry Goldsmith’s birthday and it reminded me of a story. I never met him, but I was in the same room with him – briefly. In 1985 I was new to LA and wanted to get to know the scoring rooms. I had been working at Group IV mostly because (1) Dennis Sands worked […]


Art & Copy – The Movie

I sat there stunned. Did Silverman really call Hal Riney “the devil”? True, that in the next breath he also called him “the angel” but that seemed grudging — like he remembered he was on camera and that somebody might see it. I backed up the dvd just to be sure. Yep, he said it. […]