Photography by Shani Barel

Born in Israel, Shie Rozow (pronounced shy ro-zov) has taken a different path than most leading him to work on major international blockbusters including AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, HUSTLE & FLOW & TRAINING DAY.

 

A reluctant student, Shie was forced to take piano lessons at a young age and hated it. Eventually his parents relented and allowed him to find his own way into music. When he was ready – and on his own terms – Shie hopped back on the bench, sat at the piano and wrote his first song. From that moment on, he taught himself how to play by ear. He spent every non-school moment thinking about music and hounded his father to buy him a synthesizer, getting very interested in the concept of creating and manipulating sounds.

 

After high school and his obligatory military service in Israel, Shie attended Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. He went on to earn a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was introduced to music editing as part of the film scoring program and was hooked. Following his graduation (Magna Cum Laude) Shie moved to Los Angeles where he worked at Alan Ett Music Group (now part of Spirit Music Group). During his two years there he worked on over 600 hours of TV and a handful of features.

 

In 1999 Shie left Alan Ett Music Group to go freelance. He later became music editor Richard Ford’s assistant, helping on such films as TRAINING DAY and ABOUT SCHMIDT, eventually becoming an in-demand music editor himself on films including CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE KINGDOM, as well as TV shows such as ARROW and KRYPTON. As a music editor, Shie has earned 16 Golden Reel Award nominations, including two wins (CHICAGO and IMAX: DEEP SEA).

 

A few little known facts about Shie:

  • He’s also a prolific composer and finds it makes him a better music editor
  • He created all the sounds that come out of the Casio that Djay plays in Hustle & Flow
  • An avid SCUBA diver, he dove with Manta Rays in Hawaii and recognized one of them from a scene in IMAX: Deep Sea 3D, which he had worked on the previous year (they each have distinct markings on their underside that make them identifiable).
  • He served with distinction in the Israeli Defense Force before moving to the US to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.