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Bay Area One Union Recording Studios Adds Eduardo Mendoza

January 5, 2021 | By
Bay Area One Union Recording Studios Adds Eduardo Mendoza

San Francisco’s One Union Recording Studios has added Senior Engineer Eduardo Mendoza to its mix staff. Mendoza previously performed a similar role at Facebook, bringing over 15 years of experience in audio recording, editing and mixing for broadcast, digital, corporate and other media. The company also has hired Assistant Engineer Michael Swarce, the two of them joining the... »

The Sound & Music from Ryan Murphy’s The Prom

December 24, 2020 | By
The Sound & Music from Ryan Murphy’s <em>The Prom</em>

The Prom is a musical created by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin, and Bob Martin, based on the original concept by Jack Viertel. Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) produced and directed a film adaptation of the musical, which follows four down-on-their-luck Broadway actors Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep), Barry Glickman (James Corden), Angie Dickinson (Nicole Kidman), and Trent... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces CAS Student Recognition Award Finalists

December 16, 2020 | By
Cinema Audio Society Announces CAS Student Recognition Award Finalists

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced the five finalists for its annual CAS Student Recognition Award, which comes with a $5,000 check, the winner to be announced at the 57th Annual CAS Awards on April 17, 2021. All five finalists will be invited to attend. CAS President Karol Urban says, “After all the trials of 2020,... »

SMPTE Elects Hans Hoffmann as 2021-22 President

December 15, 2020 | By
SMPTE Elects Hans Hoffmann as 2021-22 President

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE®) membership has elected Hans Hoffmann, head of media fundamentals and production at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as its new SMPTE President for 2021-22. He currently serves as SMPTE Executive Vice President and will become the first European to serve as SMPTE’s president starting January 1,... »

Recreating Hearing Loss Perception in Sound of Metal

December 3, 2020 | By
Recreating Hearing Loss Perception in <em>Sound of Metal</em>

The Amazon Studios film, Sound of Metal, from writer/director Darius Marder, explores the sound perspective between the world and the diminishing hearing of a person going deaf. After years of playing drums in a heavy metal band with lead singer and longtime girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke), Ruben (Riz Ahmed) drastically loses his hearing as... »

REVIEW: Immersive Sound of Hearing Loss Lifts The Sound of Metal

December 2, 2020 | By
REVIEW: Immersive Sound of Hearing Loss Lifts <em>The Sound of Metal</em>

Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal is about a heavy metal drummer, Ruben Stone (played by Riz Ahmed, in a career best role), as he copes with gradual hearing loss. It is heart-wrenching, emotionally powerful, and captivating, and it would be none of the above without the immersive experience that the seasoned crew creates: the... »

Cinema Audio Society Supports the Sound Credit Initiative with Online Petition

October 29, 2020 | By
Cinema Audio Society Supports the Sound Credit Initiative with Online Petition

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has joined the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) and the Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) in launching the next step in their joint Sound Credit Initiative, an online petition. The long and short of it is that re-recording engineers, sound editors and sound mixers feel like their vast contribution to the filmmaking process... »

NAB Show New York Panel Explores Light and Sound for She Dies Tomorrow

October 14, 2020 | By
NAB Show New York Panel Explores Light and Sound for <em>She Dies Tomorrow</em>

One of the featured panels of note at this year’s virtual NAB Show New York, which begins on Monday, October 19 and runs through October 29, is called, How “She Dies Tomorrow” Lives. It will explore how the light and sound finishing techniques used in Amy Seimetz‘s indie thriller She Dies Tomorrow helped to create the film’s horror aesthetic. This panel... »

LAPPG Offers Sound Panel on Working With iZotope RX8

October 13, 2020 | By
LAPPG Offers Sound Panel on Working With iZotope RX8

Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is offering a free Zoom panel on Thursday, October 22, between 5pm and 6pm PDT, titled Sound Panel: Working with Isotope‘s RX8. It will focus on various sound professionals and how they use the industry standard plug-in RX8 for their work. Woody Woodhall, CAS will be the moderator, joined by Dialog Editor... »

Next Sight, Sound & Story Focuses on Sound Design for Film and Television

October 2, 2020 | By
Next <em>Sight, Sound & Story</em> Focuses on Sound Design for Film and Television

Manhattan Edit Workshop has announced that its next Sight, Sound & Story: Live online event (“Episode IV”), taking place on October 14, will be called SoundShow: Sound Design in Film & TV with Supervising Sound Editors Bobbi Banks & Mildred Iatrou, and Re-Recording Mixer Robert Fernandez. From the webinar description: Sound is one of the most important elements in film and... »

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