Jim Schultz film music editor mixer engineer producer
Jim Schultz has been working professionally in music and film for over two decades. He began his career as a freelance recording/mix engineer, guitar player, and record junkie. 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, Tommy Lee Jones and many more. He has worked with a long list of diverse composers that includes: Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders, Jon Brion, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Steven Price, Alexandre Desplat, Steve Jablonsky, and Clint Mansell.
Most often busy working as a music editor on feature films, Jim is equally adept 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 wide range of collaborations and studio work that includes; 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.