Jim Schultz film music editor mixer engineer producer
Jim Schultz has been working professionally in music for over two decades. He began his career as a guitar player, record junkie, and freelance recording/mix engineer. In 1999, while working as a staff recording engineer at Nightbird Studios (formerly The Studio at the Sunset Marquis), he was introduced to the world of film scoring. Since then he has gone on to work with filmmakers that include: Charlie Kaufman, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, James Mangold, Adam McKay, Harold Ramis, Oren Moverman, Nicole Holofcener, Tommy Lee Jones and many more. Composers include: Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders, Jon Brion, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Steven Price, Alexandre Desplat, Steve Jablonsky, and Clint Mansell.
Most often busy as a music editor, Jim is equally adept working in a variety of roles in music production and post. As an experienced recording engineer, mixer and producer, his flexibility has brought him into a diverse range of collaborations that include; Jonny Greenwood & Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Dickon Hinchliffe (Tindersticks), Ozzy Osbourne, David Sardy, David Holmes, Nels Cline (Wilco), Tim Lefebrve (Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Bowie), Gabe Witcher (The Punch Brothers), Colin Stetson, Mastodon, Ralph Stanley, Emmy Lou Harris, Mark Lanegan, Rickie Lee Jones, Prodigy, Jeff Barry, Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Hurst, Tony Austin (Kamasi Washington & Rob Wasserman), George Duke, Jeff Beck, & Me’Shell N’Degeocello.
Originally from Santa Monica, California, Jim lives with his wife and two children, in Culver City, California. Outside of the recording studio, Jim is an avid surfer, yoga practitioner, and P.A.D.I. rescue diver.