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March 27, 2002

Cinema alumnus Christopher Boyes took home his second Oscar for sound March 24 for his work on the film "Pearl Harbor." Boyes, who received a bachelor's degree in 1985, shared the Academy Award for Achievement in Sound Editing with fellow sound editor George Watters II.

Sound editors are responsible for planning, designing and recording the sound and sound effects that are used in a movie. For "Pearl Harbor" Boyes was given the difficult task of recreating the sounds of World War II-era aircraft and weaponry.

Boyes won his first Academy Award for Achievement in Sound Effects Editing in 1997 for his work on "Titanic." He works for Skywalker Sound, a division of Lucas Digital Ltd., the sound and visual effects company founded by George Lucas.

Read the transcript and view a video clip of Boyes' Oscar night remarks at the Academy Awards Web site.

For more on how Boyes and Watters created the "Pearl Harbor" effects, see the Surroundpro article.

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