A sound designer and mixer on 79 feature films, Richard won an Oscar for Best Sound for Apocalypse Now, a TEC Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Film Sound, and has received seven Golden Reel sound nominations. He has worked extensively with Sofia Coppola, designing sound for Lost In Translation, The Beguiled, The Virgin Suicides, Somewhere, The Bling Ring, and Marie Antoinette.  His other sound design credits include Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Children of Men, Adaptation, The Godfather Part III, Palo Alto, Bugsy, Rain Man, and Ghostbusters.  He has worked with directors like Francis Coppola, Alfonso Cuarón, Barry Levinson, Kathryn Bigelow, Spike Jonze, Alex Cox, Wes Anderson, and Gia Coppola.

Richard has taught film sound at the California College of the Arts, conducted master classes for SFFilm, is an associate fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University, and sat on the board of directors of the San Francisco Arts Education Project (1986-2013).

In addition to his work on film, he created scores for three contemporary ballets, winning an Isadora Duncan Award for the ballet score of The Awakening.

Trained as a painter, he has exhibited at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum of Art, and collaborated with the S.F. Museum of Conceptual Art.  A native San Franciscan, his sound studio is located at the San Francisco Film Centre in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Creating Film Sound: an interview with Richard Beggs