post In Memory, Bill Wistrom and Vincent Gutierrez

April 25th, 2010

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Producer Kent McCray at the 2009 High Chaparral Reunion

Bill Wistrom (left) with Kent and Susan McCray at the 2005 High Chaparral Reunion

Bill Wistrom

Veteran sound editor Bill Wistrom died on March 10, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the Supervising Sound Editor on The High Chaparral.

In the business for over fifty years, he edited sound sound effects on such classic films as To Catch a Thief, The Court Jester, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Ten Commandments, Funny Face, Vertigo, Hatari!, The Nutty Professor, and El Dorado. He was supervising sound editor on Bonanza during the entire run of that show (1959-1973). He also supervised the sound editing on shows like The Waltons, Kojak, and Falcon Crest. Most recently, he served as the supervising sound editor on all of the Star Trek spin-off series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Winstrom received 17 Emmy Award nominations throughout his entire career; he won six of them, four of which were for his work on Next Generation. He also won Emmys for the 1979 TV movie Friendly Fire and the 1982 TV movie Inside the Third Reich. Additional film credits include The Wind and the Lion, The Muppet Movie, ‘Raise the Titanic, and Silent Night, Deadly Night. In 2008, the was award the Career Achievement Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors.

Vincent Gutierrez

Vince Gutierrez, a Primetime Emmy-winning sound editor and longtime governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, died in his sleep on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at his home in Indio, California.

Gutierrez, whose career spanned more than 40 years, earned credits on over 700 hours of network primetime programming as a sound editor. He also logged a number of writing credits.

Gutierrez began his career at Paramount Pictures in 1964 as a member of the Motion Picture Film Editors Guild. He later joined the NBC Productions editorial staff, working on The High Chaparral and Bonanza.

In 1974, he became a postproduction supervisor for Michael Landon Productions. During his years with Landon, he also wrote numerous episodes of the series Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy and Highway to Heaven.

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