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La La Land Sound Department

February 20, 2017 | By
<em>La La Land</em> Sound Department

2017’s Oscar front runner, La La Land, has employed thousands of craftspeople, technicians and artists to help flesh out director Damien Chazelle‘s vision of a Hollywood musical with a modern spin. Two such trusted teammates were sound designer and supervising sound editor, Ai Ling Lee and Mildred (Milly) Iatrou, supervising sound editor. According to... »

53rd Annual CAS Awards: La La Land Scores Top Sound Mixing Honors

February 20, 2017 | By
53rd Annual CAS Awards: La La Land Scores Top Sound Mixing Honors

Racking up another win on its way to the Oscars next week, La La Land took home the Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture – Live Action at the 53rd annual awards. Director Damien Chazelle was on hand to support his sound mixing team of Steven Morrow, CAS, Andy Nelson,... »

Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

February 8, 2017 | By
Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

Put on by ASIFA-Hollywood, animation’s top organizational body, the February 5 Annies, again held at UCLA’s Royce Hall, showcased the best in the many media across which animation has its demonstrable wingspan. For one, Max Karli, the Annie and Oscar-nominated My Life as a Zucchini producer, explained the 10-year journey to get his film... »

Contender – Justin Timberlake, Best Song “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

February 8, 2017 | By
Contender – Justin Timberlake, Best Song “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” <em>Trolls</em>

When actor Justin Timberlake was approached to voice the character of Branch in the animated film, Trolls, he was also pitched the idea of making the music “exciting.” Timberlake thought producing the music would be an “amazing opportunity,” but quickly realized he was taking on a lot of work and responsibility. Halfway kidding he... »

Contender – Sound Mixing, Star Wars: A Rogue One Story

February 2, 2017 | By
Contender – Sound Mixing, <em>Star Wars: A Rogue One Story</em>

As the 89th Academy Award nominations have been selected, the latest edition to the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is once again represented in the Best Sound Mixing category. Christopher Scarabosio (re-recording mixer/sound designer) and Matthew Wood (Supervising Sound Editor) are no strangers to the Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories... »

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds IMAX Dub Stage

January 31, 2017 | By
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds IMAX Dub Stage

Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a mix stage dedicated exclusively to IMAX. The new stage, which is equipped with a 24-fader Avid S6 mixing console, one of few dub stage on the West Coast that uses IMAX loudspeakers and meets specifications for mixing in its immersive IMAX 12.0 sound format. The room... »

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2017 Golden Reel Nominations

January 27, 2017 | By

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 64th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions. “Sound professionals are dedicated to enriching storytelling in motion pictures,... »

The View from La La Land

January 24, 2017 | By
The View from La La Land

So the Oscar nomination process is on the one hand modernizing: the Academy realized they no longer have to gather everyone “live” at 5 in the morning, feeding all those press minions breakfast before they head back to their newspaper offices with printed handouts, to type up stories for afternoon editions. Instead, they could... »

2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water Hacksaw Ridge ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Ruth Negga, Loving Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris,... »

Contender – The Sound of Arrival

January 23, 2017 | By
Contender – The Sound of <em>Arrival</em>

For supervising sound editor Sylvain Bellemare and re-recording mixer Bernard Gariépy Strobl, the sound required for the ethereal science-fiction film Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, represented a wholly new challenge — to create an unprecedented world through audio. The pair worked on the post-production sound of the film in Montreal after key sound elements... »

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