Phillip Bladh

Recording Arts, Class of 2008

Phillip Bladh

Phillip Bladh is an Oscar-winning production sound mixer who is most known for his work on the film Sound of Metal starring Riz Ahmed as Ruben Stone. He graduated from The L.A. Recording School in 2008 and has been active in the film industry for more than a decade. It took Phillip 12 years of working as a production sound mixer in the entertainment industry before winning his first Oscar in 2021. Phillip is our first-ever known alumnus to personally win an Oscar.

“You should never be afraid of hard work as long as you get good results.”

As a production sound mixer, Phillip’s job on set is to get creative with the technical aspects of sound. Sound mixing is a huge part of what makes great sound in film possible. Capturing audio on set can be challenging due to unforeseen environmental components that can interfere with recordings. Phillip is a master at making the impossible possible. On Sound of Metal,  Phillip used his expertise to create a full sensory experience and let the audience hear both sides of Ruben’s hearing loss. Phillip has contributed his talents to many other films including C’mon C’mon starring Joaquin Phoenix and Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman. In 2022, Phillip signed on to the Warner Bros. live-action/animated hybrid film, Coyote Vs. Acme.

Latest news featuring Phillip Bladh:

Los Angeles Film School - 25 Years

Our story: 25 years of the Los Angeles Film School

25 years. Wow. You know what they say: time flies. And it’s been a ride. But an excitement-filled rollercoaster of a ride, one that all started with a vision: To inspire young minds to find their own creative voice, in a place they could absorb the inner-workings of the entertainment industry and learn alongside like-minded students from all walks of life.

The Los Angeles Film School Alumni Shine With 28 Oscar Nominations Across Seven Films Including 2 Wins

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The 96th Academy Awards aired on ABC LIVE on Sunday, March 10, 2024. We are proud to announce that four alumni worked on two Academy Award-winning films (Barbie and American Fiction). Congrats to all the alumni from The L.A. Film School who contributed their talents to Oscar-nominated and winning productions!
Golden Globe Award

Alumni Work on Golden Globe Nominated Productions

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It’s a new year and Hollywood rolled right into awards season with the Golden Globes on Sunday, January 7. Congratulations to the 26 alumni who worked on 19 nominated productions. Four of those productions received wins in their nomination categories.