Duu Chih Tu

Film Sound Engineer, 3H Sound Studio


Duu Chih Tu of 3H Sound Studio is Taiwan’s film sound legend

Duu Chih Tu is a well-known film recording engineer and sound effect engineer in Taiwan. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he started working in the electrical room of Central Motion Pictures in 1972 and joined its in-house film technician training program soon after. With over four decades of experience, he brought live recording, synchronized sound, and Dolby encoding techniques to the country’s film industry. Tu has worked with renowned directors such as Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Wong Kar-wai.

He made history when he created the first Taiwanese feature film that employed sync sounds, The City of Sadness, in 1989. His innovative sound engineering skills brought recognition to films such as A Bright Summer Day in 1991, The Winter of 1905 in 1981, and Millenium Mambo in 2001, and international films such as Seeqid Bale by Te-sheng Wei and Soul by Mong-hong Chung. Tu shares his talents with young film students through internship opportunities at his studio.


Impacted Industries



Festival de Cannes for Technician Prize


National Literature and Art Award


Golden Horse Award for Best Sound Effects


Golden Horse Award for Best Recording

Did You Know?

Duu Chih Tu won the Golden Horse Award for Best Recording nine times and the Golden Horse Award for Best Sound Effects three times from 1985 to 2017.

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