We bid sad farewell to Jeremy Saacks, a beloved and phenomenal friend. Jeremy passed away this weekend after suffering from a heart attack. Jeremy was a “master’ sound engineer and this country’s “feature’ sound business, has really lost someone of incredible talent.
Jeremy began his career in sound at The Recording Workshop in Ohio, USA before broadening his horizons in the sound industry. Jeremy not only co-owned and engineered a highly successful music studio, Hi-Z Sound Studios in Cape Town, but was involved in recording albums for the likes of David Kramer and Jonathan Butler.
Having filled the last 15 years with sound post production, Jeremy received numerous Loerie Awards for commercials and a Clio Award for radio work. His most prestigious award was a SAFTA Golden Horn Award for best sound designer on the feature film Faith’s Corner. Jeremy was responsible for the very powerful mix on Tsosti – the Ocar award winning film.
Throughout his career, Jeremy not only established himself as a seasoned sound engineer, but transformed the perception of sound engineering by leaving a legacy of high standards for others to follow. His work was always for the highest standard and it is with fond memories that we say a final goodbye to a prestigious pioneer in the industry.
Our condolences and hearts go out to his family and friends especially Alex, his son. Many of you have worked closely with Jeremy over the years, and this is a very sad loss for CFSS and the Video Lab.
His funeral took place at Pinelands Jewish Cemetery in Cape Town at 15:00 on 2nd October. There will be an informal memorial gathering on Tuesday 9th October at 16:00 in Studio 1 at Chris Fellows Sound Studio, in Highlands North.
Those of you who know him well, please join us in remembering him. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org