Mac Smith

Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer

Mac's story

Mac Smith was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and studied film at the University of Iowa and USC. Both music and film have had a strong presence in his life from a young age, and his musical performance talents took him on tour across the United States. He’s made sonic contributions to over 100 films, has been nominated for 16 Golden Reel awards and most recently Mac was honored with an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special for his contribution to Marvel’s Moon Knight. He has collaborated with filmmakers such as Robert Zemeckis, Gore Verbinski, and Guillermo del Toro and his filmography includes Up, Enchanted, Tron Legacy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Nine Days among others. Mac is also an award-winning documentary producer & director and been a part of Skywalker Sound since August of 2000.


More on Mac:


Variety’s 2022 Artisans to Watch


Designing Sound Interview: Mac Smith on Experimentation 


Sound Stories Make Their Sundance Debut: Supervising Sound Editors Discuss Their Work on Burning Sands, Band Aid and Life, Animated 


Oscar night: Sound career looking Up