AES New York 2019 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: The Formosa Group - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lon has supervised the sound on over 90 Films.
In addition to his work in feature films, Bender has lent his expertise to the Broadway stage, designing the soundscape for Disney’s Tarzan. His non-feature film work ranges from commercials for high-performance cars, including Lamborghini, the Corvette and AMG Supercars, to helping out with student films and occasionally guest teaching at USC Film School.
Bender a co-founder of Soundelux, for over thirty years he and his partners built a community and support system that set the stage for artistic excellence that fostered many successful careers in the sound community. After Liberty Media purchased the company in 2000, he stayed on as President of Ascent Media’s Audio division. In 2005 he’s returned to sound supervision and mixing at the Formosa Group.
Bender won an Oscar® for the Sound Effects Editing for “Braveheart”, received Oscar® nominations for “The Revenenat” as well as “Blood Diamond“ and “Drive” and was awarded a scientific and technical award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Advanced Data Encoding System.
As an inventor and creative force, Bender has pushed forward the art and science of creative sound work for many industries.