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Randy Thom on the Sound Design for The Midnight Sky

February 22, 2021 | By
Randy Thom on the Sound Design for <em>The Midnight Sky</em>

The Midnight Sky, based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and directed by George Clooney, follows a scientist Augustine (George Clooney) during a post-apocalyptic era as he is stranded in the Arctic and attempts to signal and warn the astronauts in space about a catastrophe on Earth. Sound plays a major role in... »

Craft Spotlight: Bologna & Lievsay on the Sound of Judas and the Black Messiah

February 19, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: Bologna & Lievsay on the Sound of <em>Judas and the Black Messiah</em>

Fred Hampton was only 21 years old when he was assassinated by the FBI in 1969. In the Warner Bros Pictures release Judas and the Black Messiah, director Shaka King revisits the events leading up to Hampton’s (played by Daniel Kaluuya) death, as well as his relationship with FBI informant William O’Neil (LaKeith Stanfield). Based... »

Cinema Audio Society Giving Its Annual Filmmaker Award to George Clooney

February 18, 2021 | By
Cinema Audio Society Giving Its Annual Filmmaker Award to George Clooney

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced that it will give filmmaker George Clooney its Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at its 57th Annual CAS Awards celebration, to be held virtually on April 17. Clooney is being recognized as much for his global humanitarian efforts as he is for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry. On the... »

PNYA’s Next Post Break to Focus on Sound Editing and Mixing

February 15, 2021 | By
PNYA’s Next <em>Post Break</em> to Focus on Sound Editing and Mixing

The next free webinar in the Post Break series held by the Post New York Alliance (PNYA), “Sound Editorial Workflow Collaboration for Dolby Atmos,” will feature Harbor Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Damian Volpe and Re-Recording Mixer Rob Fernandez talking about their longtime collaboration, Dolby Atmos workflow and how COVID-19 has changed the world of post-production sound. The session... »

SMPTE Hollywood’s February Virtual Meeting on Next-Gen Audio for ATSC 3.0

February 15, 2021 | By
SMPTE Hollywood’s February Virtual Meeting on Next-Gen Audio for ATSC 3.0

SMPTE Hollywood‘s next virtual meeting on February 25 will feature representatives from ATSC, Dolby Laboratories, Fraunhofer Institute and Broadway Video to discuss Dolby AC-4, MPEG-H and the future of broadcast audio. The discussion will mainly be about the groundbreaking audio features of ATSC 3.0, the new digital television transmission standard also known as Next Gen TV.... »

Motion Picture Sound Editors Will Honor George Miller with Filmmaker Award

February 11, 2021 | By
Motion Picture Sound Editors Will Honor George Miller with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has announced that it will honor Academy Award-winner George Miller with its annual MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 68th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, set for April 16th as an international virtual event. The Australian writer, director and producer is responsible for some of the most successful and beloved films... »

MPSE Elects New Board Members with Steve Urban as New VP

January 27, 2021 | By
MPSE Elects New Board Members with Steve Urban as New VP

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has elected Steve Urban to a 2-year term as Vice President, succeeding Bernard Weiser. Additionally, Jeremy Gordon was re-elected as Treasurer and Christopher Reeves as Sergeant-at-Arms in the organization’s annual Board elections. They join Mark A. Lanza, who continues in the role of President, as board officers. Newly... »

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,... »