John Haptas

Sound Department, Editor, Director

Sound Department, Editor, Director


Awards
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For


Dune
Dune
Sound Department (1984)
Life Overtakes Me
Life Overtakes Me
Editor (2019)
Tokyo Waka
Tokyo Waka
Editor (2012)
Barn Dance
Barn Dance
Director (2013)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
Sound departmentThe National Parks: America's Best Idea
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound recordist - 6 episodes) - The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... (sound recordist) - Great Nature: 1933-1945 (2009) ... (sound recordist) - Going Home: 1920-1933 (2009) ... (sound recordist) - The Empire of Grandeur: 1915-1919 (2009) ... (sound recordist) - The Last Refuge: 1890-1915 (2009) ... (sound recordist) Show all 6 episodes
2009
Sound departmentAmerican Experience
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 5 episodes, 1992 - 2009) (sound recordist - 4 episodes, 1997 - 2006) (field audio - 2 episodes, 1998) - The Kennedys (2009) ... (sound) - Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film (2006) ... (sound recordist) - Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 2 (2005) ... (sound recordist) - Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 1 (2005) ... (sound recordist) - Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002) ... (sound) Show all 11 episodes
Sound departmentI Can See Everything
(Documentary short) (sound editor)
2008
Sound departmentIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2004) (sound - 1 episode, 2008) (additional sound - 1 episode, 2003) - Wonders Are Many: The Making of 'Doctor Atomic' (2008) ... (sound) - Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas (2004) ... (sound recordist) - Imelda (2003) ... (additional sound) - Bird by Bird with Annie (2003) ... (sound recordist)
Sound departmentP.O.V.
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (2007) ... (sound recordist)
2007
Sound departmentThe War
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound recordist - 7 episodes) - A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945 (2007) ... (sound recordist) - The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945 (2007) ... (sound recordist) - FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944 (2007) ... (sound recordist) - Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 (2007) ... (sound recordist) - A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944 (2007) ... (sound recordist) Show all 7 episodes
2007
Sound departmentNanking
(sound)
2007
Sound departmentShameless: The Art of Disability
(Documentary) (additional sound)
2006
Sound departmentThe Days and the Hours
(Video documentary short) (sound editor)
2006
Sound departmentWide Awake
(Documentary) (sound recordist)
2006
Sound departmentFrontline
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 3 episodes) - The O.J. Verdict (2005) ... (sound) - The High Price of Health (1998) ... (sound) - Last Battle of the Gulf War (1998) ... (sound)
1998-2005
Sound departmentAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea (2005) ... (sound recordist)
2005
Sound departmentNova
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 2 episodes) - Saving the National Treasures (2005) ... (sound recordist) - Fire Wars (2002) ... (sound recordist)
2002-2005
Sound departmentThe Congregation
(TV Movie documentary) (location sound recordist)
2004
Sound departmentBecoming American: The Chinese Experience
(TV Series documentary) (sound - 2 episodes) - Gold Mountain Dreams (2003) ... (sound) - Between Two Worlds (2003) ... (sound)
2003
Sound departmentCommanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (additional sound - 3 episodes) - The New Rules of the Game (2002) ... (additional sound) - The Battle of Ideas (2002) ... (additional sound) - The Agony of Reform (2002) ... (additional sound)
2002
Sound departmentEvolution
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (sound - 1 episode) - Extinction! (2002) ... (sound)
2002
Sound departmentCrime & Punishment
(TV Series documentary) (sound mixer)
2002
Sound departmentReal Sex
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 5 episodes) - Real Sex 26: Lessons in Love & Lust (2001) ... (sound recordist) - Real Sex 24: Different Strokes/Dirty Words/Footsies/Bon Appetit (2000) ... (sound recordist) - Real Sex 22 (1999) ... (sound recordist) - Real Sex 20: Ladies Night (1998) ... (sound recordist) - Real Sex 8 (1994) ... (sound recordist)
1994-2001
Sound departmentLife Beyond Earth
(TV Movie documentary) (sound recordist)
1998
Sound departmentCrumb
(Documentary) (assistant sound recordist)
1994
Sound departmentBookmark
(TV Series) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - Bookmark Special: Aldous Huxley: Darkness and Light (1994) ... (sound recordist)
1994
Sound departmentThe Great Depression
(TV Series documentary) (sound recordist - 1 episode) - A Job at Ford's (1993) ... (sound recordist)
1993
Sound departmentCommon Threads: Stories from the Quilt
(Documentary) (sound)
1989
Sound departmentDune
(boom operator)
1984
RoleTitleYear
EditorLife Overtakes Me
(Documentary short)
2019
EditorRegarding Susan Sontag
(Documentary)
2014
EditorTokyo Waka
(Video documentary)
2012
EditorNational Geographic Explorer
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Inside Guantanamo Bay (2009)
2009
EditorI Can See Everything
(Documentary short)
2008
EditorNova
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Hunting the Hidden Dimension (2008)
2008
EditorMan Made: Secret History of the Bra
(TV Movie documentary)
2007
EditorThe Days and the Hours
(Video documentary short)
2006
RoleTitleYear
Director2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary
(Documentary) (segment ": "Life Overtakes Me")
2020
DirectorLife Overtakes Me
(Documentary short)
2019
DirectorBarn Dance
(Documentary short)
2013
DirectorTokyo Waka
(Video documentary) (co-director)
2012
DirectorI Can See Everything
(Documentary short) (co-director)
2008
DirectorThe Days and the Hours
(Video documentary short)
2006
DirectorUnderground Zero
(Documentary) (segment "The World as We Know It")
2002
RoleTitleYear
ProducerLife Overtakes Me
(Documentary short) (co-producer) / (producer)
2019
ProducerFilmmakers Unite (FU)
(Documentary) (producer)
2017
ProducerTokyo Waka
(Video documentary) (co-producer)
2012
ProducerI Can See Everything
(Documentary short) (co-producer)
2008
ProducerThe Days and the Hours
(Video documentary short) (producer)
2006
RoleTitleYear
WriterRegarding Susan Sontag
(Documentary)
2014
WriterNational Geographic Explorer
(TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode) - Inside Guantanamo Bay (2009) ... (writer)
2009
WriterQuest for Truth
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Mysteries of the Bible: Exodus Revealed (2006) ... (writer)
2006
WriterP.O.V.
(TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode) - Freedom Machines (2004) ... (written by)
2004
RoleTitleYear
CinematographerLife Overtakes Me
(Documentary short)
2019
CinematographerTokyo Waka
(Video documentary)
2012
RoleTitleYear
Editorial departmentIndependent Lens
(TV Series documentary) (additional editing - 1 episode) - Island President (2013) ... (additional editing)
2013
Editorial departmentMan-Made
(TV Series) (additional editor - 1 episode) - The Flashlight (2007) ... (additional editor)
2007
RoleTitleYear
ThanksManifest Destiny
(Documentary) (special thanks)
2011/II
ThanksThe Voice of the Prophet
(Documentary short) (thank you)
2002
ThanksParagraph 175
(Documentary) (special thanks - as John Haptos)
2000