Skip Lievsay has worked on EVERY single Coen brothers movie. Now, as if that wasn’t impressive enough, he’s also worked with Martin Scorsese, Joe Carnahan, Cameron Crowe, Spike Lee and John Sayles. Much like longtime Coen cinematographer, Roger Deakins, he is very much at the top of his game. Indeed Lievsay received Academy Award nominations for Best Achievement in Sound and Best Achievement in Sound Editing for . FilmInFocus, the official Focus Features site, has interviewed him about his work in general and particularly on A Serious Man.
Of working with the Coen brothers he says;
“The Coens are precise — they have very specific ideas and they are very articulate in their scripts about the sound. And they shoot their films in a way that lends itself to a more abstract sound [design].”