Pinnacle College Graduate Receives Academy Award Nomination In Sound Editing for "Zero Dark Thirty"

In 2010, Paul Ottoson won Academy Awards for "The Hurt Locker" in sound editing and sound mixing.

Jan 28, 2013, 07:00 ET from Pinnacle College

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Ottoson, a graduate of audio engineering school Pinnacle College, has been nominated for an Academy Award in Sound Editing for the critically acclaimed film "Zero Dark Thirty." Since graduating from Pinnacle College in 1992, Ottoson has won many awards, including two Oscars in 2010 for "The Hurt Locker." 

"Paul's sought-after expertise and repeated talent recognition emphasize his status as one of the best in the industry," said Sal Younis, President and CEO of Pinnacle College, a leading school for audio engineering since 1972. "We are delighted to hear about Paul's nomination for his outstanding job as sound editor in 'Zero Dark Thirty.' Pinnacle College aims to not only give our students a quality education, but to also prepare them with the skills and training necessary for successful careers in music production and audio engineering. Paul is a great example of this success to our current and future students."

Ottoson is a sound supervisor, sound designer and sound mixer for the motion picture industry. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts have recognized him for his work as a supervising sound editor and sound designer. Previous recognition includes his work on "Spider-Man 2" (2004), four nominations for a Golden Reel Award by Motion Picture Sound Editors USA, and two nominations for the International Press Academy's Satellite Awards, winning one for Best Sound in 2012.

About Pinnacle College

Founded in 1972, Pinnacle College (formerly Sound Master) is the first school of its kind in California. The college is accredited by ACCET. Pinnacle College courses offer small classes and hands-on experience with state-of-the-industry technology. The curriculum balances academic lectures and practical workshops in the college's on-campus studios. Academic tracks include a Music Production Recording Arts AAS Degree program, Video Game Sound Design Certificate program and Pro Tools Certification. Professional-level instruction puts students on the path to a career in music and sound such as audio engineer, live sound engineer, sound designer, music producer, composer, audio postproduction, Foley and more.

Contact: Sal Younis
Phone: (626) 284-0050

SOURCE Pinnacle College