(written from a Production point of view)
LaSalandra won an Emmy Award in 1985 for Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Limited Series or a Special on the television drama Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985). He shared this award with Trek sound mixer Jeff Clark. Among the films on which LaSalandra worked as music editor are the action film The Doberman Gang (1973), the television drama Shogun (1980), the television romance The Last Fling (1987), the action film Above the Law (1988), the action film Hero and the Terror (1988), the comedy Going Under (1990, with Armin Steiner), the drama China Cry: A True Story (1990), the science fiction comedy Suburban Commando (1991), the television drama Boy Meets Girl (1993), the horror film The Dark Half (1993, with Jeff Atmajian and E. Gedney Webb), the thriller Dream Lover (1993, with Rick Winquest), the television thriller The Disappearance of Christina (1993, with E. Gedney Webb), the television drama Children of the Dark (1994), the comedy Billy Madison (1995), the romance While You Were Sleeping (1995, with Sandy DeCrescent), the thriller Diabolique (1996), the comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996), the comedy Edtv (1999), the romance Three to Tango (1999), and the action comedy Shanghai Noon (2000).
Prior to his career in the music department, LaSalandra worked as construction coordinator on a number of films including the thriller Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), the drama The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), the action film Emperor of the North Pole (1973), the crime drama Hustle (1975), and the war drama Apocalypse Now (1979).