Jacob Ribicoff is an Emmy-winning sound designer, supervisor, and sound re-recording mixer, who has crafted the soundscapes of some of the most acclaimed feature films and documentaries of the past two decades. In 2018, Jacob was nominated for two Emmys for Sound Editing, one for his work on the dystopian HBO movie Fahrenheit 451, and the other for Ken Burn’s critically acclaimed PBS series The Vietnam War. This year Jacob was nominated for two CAS awards for his work mixing on Fahrenheit 451 and Escape at Dannemora. He was sound supervisor and re-recording mixer on the soon to be aired Godfather of Harlem TV series for Epix.
As a sound designer and editor, Jacob has worked in every genre, leaving his mark on a wide array of critically acclaimed films. In 2018 alone, he designed the sounds of two separate dystopian worlds (for Fahrenheit 451 and The First Purge), two deeply emotional dramas (Wildlife and Boy Erased), the psycho-sexual thriller Escape at Dannemora, and the comedy Private Life. He has repeatedly worked with directors such as Martin Scorcese (The Aviator, Gangs of New York), Darren Aronofsky (Noah, The Wrestler) and Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Darjeeling Limited). Some of his other notable feature projects include Manchester By The Sea, Me Earl and the Dying Girl, School of Rock, and The Hours.
In the realms of television, Jacob has also firmly staked his claim as an ongoing music and sound effects editor for legendary documentarian Ken Burns. Jacob has worked on twelve of Ken Burns’ iconic series, including The Vietnam War, Jackie Robinson, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, The Central Park Five, Prohibition, Baseball:The Tenth Inning, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, The War, Unforgiveable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson and Jazz. In 2008, Jacob won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming for his work on The War. He has also received Emmy nominations for his work on Prohibition, Baseball, National Parks, Unforgivable Blackness and Jazz.