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Cinema Audio Society Accepting Applications for CAS Student Recongition Award

April 17, 2017 | By
Cinema Audio Society Accepting Applications for CAS Student Recongition Award

The Cinema Audio Society has opened applications for the CAS Student Recognition Award. First presented at the CAS Award Dinner in 2015, this honor comes with a $2,500 cash award and is intended to encourage student interest in production or post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individual students with exceptional demonstrated passion for the field.  “As we move into our 4th year of the... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces Board of Directors

April 4, 2017 | By
Cinema Audio Society Announces Board of Directors

CAS president Mark Ulano has announced the results of the 2017 board of directors elections for the Cinema Audio Society. With a breadth and depth of experience in the field of sound, the board represents a cross section of experienced production and post-production sound professionals.  The CAS Officers are: re-elected incumbent president – Mark Ulano,... »

Harry Gregson-Williams Scores The Zookeeper’s Wife

March 31, 2017 | By
Harry Gregson-Williams Scores The Zookeeper’s Wife

Known for scoring flashy, effects-laden studio films for directors such as Tony and Ridley Scott, Michael Bay, and Ben Affleck among numerous others, composer Harry Gregson-Williams was excited to take a more subtle approach to the music for director Niki Caro’s, The Zookeeper’s Wife, the true account of Antonina (Jessica Chastain) and Jan Zabinski (Johan... »

Alchemy Post Sound Creates Foley for Six Tribeca Films

March 29, 2017 | By
Alchemy Post Sound Creates Foley for Six Tribeca Films

A supporter of independent film and the New York production community, Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley services for six films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. They include three narrative features, a documentary feature and two shorts. “We are excited to have contributed to several wonderful new films screening at Tribeca, one of... »

Lime Studios Launches New Sound Design Division: LSD Featuring Sound Designers Michael Anastasi & Rohan Young

March 21, 2017 | By
Lime Studios Launches New Sound Design Division: LSD Featuring Sound Designers Michael Anastasi & Rohan Young

Lime Studios has launched its new sound design division, aptly named LSD (Lime Sound Design). Featuring the newly signed talents of sound designer Michael Anastasi and Lime sound designer/mixer Rohan Young, the duo has already created sound design for national commercial campaigns. “Having worked with Michael since his early days at Stimmung and then... »

The Sound of Winning: “Hacksaw” Mixer Kevin O’Connell on HIs Oscar

March 7, 2017 | By
The Sound of Winning: “Hacksaw” Mixer Kevin O’Connell on HIs Oscar

Given the news cycle of the 21st century, it can be easy to forget that some shocks can still be good ones. But that’s how sound mixer — and maestro — Kevin O’Connell describes the state he was in when we last saw him, backstage in the press room at the Oscars. After achieving... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

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... »

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