2004 SVEN E CARLSSON
This year’s sound wave award was distributed at the annual meeting. This year it went to one of our honorary members, Sven E Carlsson for his brilliant work on his website. For those of you who have not yet been there, a visit is really recommended. The address is www.filmsound.org.
This is what the motivation was:
“There are many in our industry who are worthy of all the admiration and encouragement and in addition an award. But the vast majority of us are professionally engaged in what we do, it is our profession. But there is also an other kind that is just driven of their interest, their own devotion.
Sven E Carlsson is a spirited person. Without the least financial support, Sven E has devoted tremendous effort and a great deal of his time to creating the planet’s most significant forum for all filmmakers, all film school students, and the rest of the world for all film sound geeks.
filmsound.org and sound-article-list are masterpieces created by a master. Furthermore, that a website read by colleagues around the world is Swedish, we are extremely proud of it.
Thank you Sven for your incredible commitment and as a small gesture for our appreciation, we want to hand over this year’s sound wave to you. It is very well deserved. “
Even from Hollywood, there have been reactions to the award to SvenE. Here’s how Randy Thom, one of the most renowned Sound Designers, writes:
For everyone on our planet who is interested in Sound Design, as well as those yet to be born who will be interested hundreds of years from now, Sven Carlsson has made a deeply valuable contribution by creating filmsound.org and sound-article-list. What a magnificent achievement! With little or no funds from the outside, and working entirely on his own, Sven has created a center of interest for practitioners of sound design, students, academics, and film sound buffs by the thousands. I visit filmsound.org and read the list daily, and I find it a wonderful resource of ideas that improve the quality of my own work.
Thank you, Sven!
/ Marin County, California