After a successful and award-winning 40 year career as a Supervising Sound Editor with over 200 film credits, Vickie Sampson retired in 2014 to devote her time and energy to directing and teaching.
She has received an Emmy, 4 Golden Reel Awards (from the Motion Picture Sound Editors) and has edited on Sound Oscar winning films (“Speed” and “The River.”)
In 1987, Vickie was one of twelve women (out of 600) selected to the Directing Workshop for Women from AFI, where she made her first short (30 min) film, “The Last Chance Saloon.” She has since directed 7 award-winning short films, a competition sizzle reel and over 15 commercials and PSAs.
She has also created and teaches post-production and filmmaking classes to students at USC, AFI, UCLA, Video Symphony, Ball State University and presents lectures to film groups and at film festivals. She is an adjunct Professor at Cal State LA teaching filmmaking and editing, both film and sound. Her passion is enlightening filmmakers as to how to get the best BANG for their BUCKS!
She is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1988 in the Sound Branch; the Motion Picture Editors Guild since 1973; Motion Picture Sound Editors, and is Emeritus Board member of the Alliance of Women Directors, where she was one of its founding members in 1997. She can be seen in the Award-Winning feature documentary “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound” by director Midge Costin.