SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Tom Fleischman





Re-recording Mixer

Tom Fleischman was born and raised in New York City, the son of legendary film editor Dede Allen and television documentary writer/producer/director Stephen Fleischman. Although Tom began his career in 1969 as an apprentice film editor, it was not until he went to work for Image Sound Studios in 1971 that he became truly interested in sound. At Image Sound he began by cataloging and creating a sound effects library and recording sound effects both in the studio and on location.

While at Image Sound he also did transfers, voice over and narration recording, and foley recording. In 1973 Tom joined Trans/Audio Inc. where he worked for several years in the transfer department and was given the opportunity to begin mixing under the tutelage of the well respected and pioneering New York re-recording mixer Richard Vorisek. In 1979, Tom mixed his first commercial feature film, Jonathan Demme’s “Melvin And Howard”, and in 1981 he and Dick Vorisek were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound for their work on Warren Beatty’s, “Reds”, the first time a New York re-recording team had ever been nominated for an Oscar. In 1985 Tom moved to Sound One where he continued to develop long-term working relationships with many directors, including Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Spike Lee, Barbet Schroeder, John Sayles, Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone, and Ron Howard. Over the course of his career Tom has won numerous awards. He has earned Academy Award nominations for “Reds”, Demme’s, “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs Of New York”(2002) and “The Aviator” (2004), and was recognized by the Academy with an Oscar win for Scorsese’s “Hugo” in 2012 for which he also won a BAFTA (British Academy) Award. Tom has also won sound mixing Emmy Awards for Scorsese’s documentary, “Bob Dylan: No Direction Home” in 2010, and in 2013 won Emmys for the television series “Boardwalk Empire”, and Alex Gibney’s music documentary, “The History of the Eagles”. Tom’s home base for the past fourteen years has been at Soundtrack Film & Television in the heart of Chelsea, NYC. A full list of Tom’s credits can be found on IMDB here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281530


New York University School of the Arts Undergraduate Film Program (2 semesters 1969-70)

Hugo, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, Gangs of New York, The Silence of the Lambs, Reds.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281530

5 Academy Award Nominations – 1 win for HUGO in 2011, 5 Emmy Awards, 6 Cinema Audio Society Awards, 2 Bafta Nominations – 1 win for HUGO 2011

Advanced Sound Design