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Paula Kathleen Fairfield Edit Profile

Sound recording engineer

Paula Kathleen Fairfield, Canadian sound recording engineer.


Fairfield, Paula Kathleen was born on September 17, 1961 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Daughter of Henry Alfred and Sylvia Kathleen Fairfield.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, 1984.


Freelance sound editor, Toronto, Canada, 1987—1997. Freelance picture editor Canada, 1987—1996. General manager Charles St. Video, Canada, 1987—1994.

Secretary treasurer Pandora Pictures Inc, Canada, 1987—1998. President MHz Sound Design Inc, Canada, 1997—2000, Los Angeles, since 1998. Consultant, design arts Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, 1992.

Senior technical wirer CTV Networks, Network Relocation and Olympic installation, Toronto, 1994—1995. Instructor, post production sound Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, 1997. Sound supervisor, sound designer The Black Dahlia.


  • Other Work

    • Director: (electronic media installation) MIRAGE, (short film) Screamers, Livewires, Fragments. Sound effects editor and sound designer (feature film) Sin City, sound supervisor and sound designer (television series) La femme Nikita, sound effects editor and sound designer Due South. Sound supervisor, sound designer: (television series) Medium.

      Sound effects editor, sound designer Lost (Golden Reel award, Motion Picture Sound Editors Organization, 2007). Artist (exhibition group) Retrospective of Canadian Film and Video, George Pompidou Centre, Paris, Anteneo Femista De Madrid, Madrid, sound supervisor and sound designer (feature film) Assault on Precinct 13, artist (exhibition group) Olympic Musem, Sarajevo, Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb, Croatia, Bienal De La Imagen En Movimento, Madrid, Infermental 10: There-Between-Here, Osnabruck, sound effects editor (feature film) A Love Song for Bobby Long, sound effects editor and sound designer Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Spy Kids 3D: Game Over. Sound editor, designer: (feature film) The Black Dahlin, 2006.

      Lucky Number Slevin, 2006.


Jury member and adjudicator Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, 1989—1997, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto, 1989—1997, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, 1990—1997. Member of Motion Picture Sound Editors Organization, Academy television Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, Women in Film, Los Angeles, American Working Malinois Association, United Schutzhund Clubs of America, Audio Engineering Society, Society of Motion Picture and television Engineers, Motion Picture Editors Guild, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Emplyees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts, Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up (founding member 2000-2003), Southwest Working Dog Association.


Life partner Carla Mary Murray.

Henry Alfred

Sylvia Kathleen Fairfield