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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Baby Driver’ Pick Up Cas Sound Mixing Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced nominees for excellence in sound mixing for 2017.

In the live action feature film category, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” kept a perfect streak alive with its 10th guild or industry group citation. The film was joined by “Baby Driver,” “Dunkirk,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Wonder Woman.”

Animated nominees were “Cars 3,” “Coco,” “Despicable Me 3,” “Fedinand” and “The Lego Batman Movie.”

In documentary, three music-focused films — “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars,” “Gaga: Five Feet Two” and “Long Strange Trip” — were nominated along with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “Jane.”

On the television side, “Big Little Lies,” “Black Mirror,” “Fargo,” “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” and “Twin Peaks” were nominated for TV movie or miniseries, while series nominees included “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Ballers” and “Veep.”

Last year’s Cinema Audio Society winners included “La La Land,” “Finding Dory,” “The
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‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Baby Driver’ Pick Up CAS Sound Mixing Nominations

‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Baby Driver’ Pick Up CAS Sound Mixing Nominations
The Cinema Audio Society has announced nominees for excellence in sound mixing for 2017.

In the live action feature film category, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” kept a perfect streak alive with its 10th guild or industry group citation. The film was joined by “Baby Driver,” “Dunkirk,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Wonder Woman.”

Animated nominees were “Cars 3,” “Coco,” “Despicable Me 3,” “Fedinand” and “The Lego Batman Movie.”

In documentary, three music-focused films — “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars,” “Gaga: Five Feet Two” and “Long Strange Trip” — were nominated along with “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “Jane.”

On the television side, “Big Little Lies,” “Black Mirror,” “Fargo,” “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” and “Twin Peaks” were nominated for TV movie or miniseries, while series nominees included “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Ballers” and “Veep.”

Last year’s Cinema Audio Society winners included “La La Land,” “Finding Dory,” “The
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing
The Sound branch of the Academy often favors music-driven movies when it comes to the Mixing Oscar nominations, so Edgar Wright’s propulsive “Baby Driver” has a shot here, along with the elaborately layered sound mixes on “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Wonder Woman,” “Dunkirk” and “Blade Runner 2049.”

Frontrunners:

Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth (“Blade Runner 2049”)

Chris Burdon, Gilbert Lake, Chris Munro (“Wonder Woman”)

Tim Cavagin, Julian Slater, Mary H. Ellis, James Peterson (“Baby Driver”)

Will Files, Douglas Murray, Andy Nelson, Chris Duesterdiek (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten (“Dunkirk”)

Contenders:

Craig Berkey, John Casali (“Darkest Hour”)

David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Paul Ledford (“Logan”)

Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, John Casali (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Kevin O’Connell, Tony Lamberti, Felipe Borrero (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)

David Parker, Michael Semanick, Tim White (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”)

Gary Rydstrom (“The Post”)

Long Shots:

Ron Bartlett,
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Oscars: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘13 Hours’ Mix It Up in Sound Categories

Oscars: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘13 Hours’ Mix It Up in Sound Categories
This year’s contenders for the sound editing and sound mixing Oscars run the gamut from war epics to lo-fi musicals to sci-fi escapades. And it’s hard to begin anywhere else other than a galaxy far, far away….

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” feels primed to follow in the footsteps of the five previous films in the “Star Wars” franchise that scored sound notices, including last year’s “The Force Awakens.” It’s the most battle-heavy film of the series in some ways, basically a war film. And war films tend to fare well in the sound categories. The “Rogue One” crew, including mixers David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson, along with effects editors Scarabosio and Matthew Wood, have 15 Oscar nominations between them.

Speaking of war films, Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” features an entire back half that puts the audience smack dab in the middle of a war zone,
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52nd Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 52nd Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2015 in six categories and the Cas Technical Achievement Award Nominations. "The Hateful Eight" joins "Bridge of Spies," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Revenant," and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in the Motion Picture - Live Action category.

In the animated category, nominees were .The Good Dinosaur,. .Hotel Transylvania 2,. .Inside Out,. .Minions. and .The Peanuts Movie..

Winners will be revealed on February 20th. Here are the nominees of the 52nd annual Cinema Audio Society Awards:

Motion Picture . Live Action

.Bridge of Spies.

Production Mixer: Drew Kunin

Re-recording Mixer: Andy Nelson, Cas

Re-recording Mixer: Gary Roger Rydstrom, Cas

Scoring Mixer: Thomas Vicari, Cas

Adr Mixer: Bobby Johanson, Cas

Foley Mixer: Chris Manning

.The Hateful Eight.

Production Mixer: Mark Ulano, Cas

Re-recording Mixer: Michael Minkler, Cas

Re-recording Mixer: Chris Minkler

Scoring Mixer:
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Score Cinema Audio Society Nominations

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Score Cinema Audio Society Nominations
After being passed over by every guild and industry group so far this season, “The Hateful Eight” finally caught a break Tuesday with a nomination from the Cinema Audio Society, celebrating excellence in sound mixing. The film joined “Bridge of Spies,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant” in the live action motion picture category, all three of which have performed well with organizations like the Art Directors Guild, the American Society of Cinematographers and the Producers Guild of America in recent weeks.

The fifth spot went to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” an on-again, off-again player on the circuit this season with mentions from the American Cinema Editors and the art directors and costume designers guilds. That left Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” as the surprise exclusion for a group that, it should be noted, has a slightly different makeup than the Academy’s sound branch, featuring a wider
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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Score Cinema Audio Society Nominations

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Score Cinema Audio Society Nominations
After being passed over by every guild and industry group so far this season, “The Hateful Eight” finally caught a break Tuesday with a nomination from the Cinema Audio Society, celebrating excellence in sound mixing. The film joined “Bridge of Spies,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant” in the live action motion picture category, all three of which have performed well with organizations like the Art Directors Guild, the American Society of Cinematographers and the Producers Guild of America in recent weeks.

The fifth spot went to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” an on-again, off-again player on the circuit this season with mentions from the American Cinema Editors and the art directors and costume designers guilds. That left Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” as the surprise exclusion for a group that, it should be noted, has a slightly different makeup than the Academy’s sound branch, featuring a wider
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Academy Awards Film Series: Near-Record-Breaking Oscar Loser Far Superior to Wayne Original

'True Grit' 2010: Hailee Steinfeld and Jeff Bridges. 'True Grit' 2010 review: 'Far Superior' to 1969 John Wayne Western I've gotten to the point with the Coen brothers where I just expect something wonderful every time they make a movie. For me, that was the case even with an effort like True Grit. For others, however, it was different. When the Coens announced their plans to adapt Charles Portis' novel, heads turned and were scratched by many. After all, not only were the brothers going to adapt a book, something they had done only once before (twice if you count The Odyssey), but they were going to remake a movie made famous by John Wayne in 1969. To many, especially lovers of Westerns, touching True Grit was sacrilege. But the Coens weren't deterred, and thankfully so. Their adaptation of True Grit is not only far superior to Henry Hathaway's 1969 version, it
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"American Sniper" Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees! See Full List of Nominations!

The Cinema Audio Society (Cas) announces the nominees for the 51st Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2014 in six categories and the Cas Technical Achievement Award Nominations. Cas President David Fluhr congratulates each of "the nominees on a job well-mixed.. Clever!

The rest of the press release revealed that:

Final balloting for both the Outstanding Sound Mixing and the Cas Technical Achievement Awards will open online Wednesday January 21st and end Friday, February 6th.

The Awards will be presented at a sealed envelope dinner on February 14th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. During the awards the highest honor of the Cas . the Cas Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Sound Mixer David Macmillan, Cas. Doug McIntyre, host of Kabc Talk Radio.s McIntyre in the Morning, will be returning as the Master of Ceremonies

Here's the complete list of nominees
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‘Interstellar,’ ‘Guardians’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees

‘Interstellar,’ ‘Guardians’ Among Cinema Audio Society Nominees
Interstellar,” “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Unbroken” have been selected as the nominees for best sound mixing for a live-action film by the Cinema Audio Society.

The sound mix for “Interstellar” had generated complaints that loud music overwhelms dialogue in scenes, but the filmmakers asserted that was their intention.

Winners will be unveiled on Feb. 14 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Nominees for best mixing for an animated film include “Big Hero 6,””The Boxtrolls,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “The Lego Movie” and “The Penguins of Madagascar.”

The group also announced nominations Tuesday in four television and two technical categories.

The Career Achievement Award will be presented to Production Sound Mixer David Macmillan. Doug McIntyre will be returning as host.

The entire nominations list:

Motion Picture – Live Action

American Sniper

Production Mixer — Walt Martin, Cas

Re-recording Mixer — Gregg Rudloff

Re-recording Mixer — John Reitz

Scoring Mixer — Robert Fernandez

Adr Mixer — Thomas J.
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Cinema Audio Society Thinks ‘Interstellar’ Sounds Just Fine

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Cinema Audio Society Thinks ‘Interstellar’ Sounds Just Fine
Complaints about the sound mix on Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” clearly didn’t have much influence on the members of the Cinema Audio Society, who on Tuesday made the film one of the five nominees for the best feature-film sound mix of 2014.

Interstellar” joined “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Unbroken” in receiving nominations for the 2014 Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, which will be presented on Feb. 14 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Also read: OscarWrap: Christopher Nolan and ‘Interstellar’ Dream Team Talk Sound, Edit, Design

Missing from the roster of nominees were the action movies “Transformers: Age of Extinction,
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Hell's bells, 'Interstellar' got a Cinema Audio Society sound mixing nomination

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Nominations have been announced for the 51st annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, and as ever with this group lately, there are a few surprises. For instance, "Unbroken" made the cut despite being mostly ignored by the guilds and industry groups so far, and Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" showed up as well. The biggest jaw-dropper might just be that after months of being the poster child for sound complaints, somehow, some way, "Interstellar" ended up in the mix (no pun intended). There are always one or two that drop out, however. Last year, for example, another Marvel movie — "Iron Man 3" — was chalked up here. But it fell out in favor of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" with the Academy. I find myself wondering if "The Battle of the Five Armies" could make the cut this year as it's even more of an action/sound film than the last.
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Tech Support: Will 'Interstellar's' woes cost it Oscar attention in the sound mixing race?

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Tech Support: Will 'Interstellar's' woes cost it Oscar attention in the sound mixing race?
Normally, by mid-November, we have a pretty good idea of many of the likely nominees in most of the crafts categories. But in this year's race for Best Sound Mixing, I see things as extremely open — there's not a single film that strikes me as assured of a spot and more than a dozen appear to have very good chances. That makes for an exciting race. This category awards the overall mix of dialogue, music, effects and "everything else" into a film's soundtrack. This is different than sound editing, which recognizes the creation and editing of artificial sound effects. Being a leading Best Picture contender can certainly help a film's chances in mixing (seen in "The Social Network," "The King's Speech" and "Moneyball" in recent years), as can being a war film, a musical or a respected (or even not-so-respected) blockbuster. There are also certain mixers who score very regularly indeed.
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2014 Sundance Institute Music & Sound Design Labs: Sandilands & McNicol, Marc Silver, Mike Day & Ross Bros. to Make Sweet Music

Take a look at the end credits of any given Sundance preemed title, and you’ll more than likely find the name of Michelle Satter in the “special thanks” portion. Just how all encompassing is the Sundance Institute support in helping spread filmmaker’s wings? With a whopping fifteen yearly labs, it goes without saying, that there are many folks that got a leg up thanks to Satter and co.

Fittingly and not surprisingly, the month of September is when the festival portion (programming) gets into high gear, and it’s also when the 2014 Sundance Institute Music & Sound Design Labs (Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound) help out with the docu branch. Now in its second year, lucky folks Marc Silver, Mike Day, Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol, Bill Ross and Turner Ross (see pic of duo above) are being paired with some audibly cool folk.

Here is the press release
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Sundance Institute names fellows

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Sundance Institute names fellows
Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound have announced the directors and composers selected for the second of two Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound.

The second Music and Sound Design Labs will take place at the Skywalker Ranch in northern California and is one of 15 residential Labs Sundance Institute will host this year.

The Lab is a joint initiative of the Institute’s Film Music Program and Documentary Film Program in which composers, sound designers and directors explore the collaborative process of designing a soundtrack for film.

Fellows also participate in workshops and creative exercises under the guidance of creative advisors including composers Todd Boekelheide and Miriam Cutler, re-recording mixer Lora Hirschberg and editor Vivien Hillgrove.

The Composers Lab for narrative films took place in July and was hosted by the Film Music Program and Feature Film Program.

In addition to the Music and Sound Design Labs, the Institute
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Sundance Institute names Music, Sound Design Fellows

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Sundance Institute names Music, Sound Design Fellows
Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound have announced the directors and composers selected for the second of two Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound.

The second Music and Sound Design Labs will take place at the Skywalker Ranch in northern California and is one of 15 residential Labs Sundance Institute will host this year.

The Lab is a joint initiative of the Institute’s Film Music Program and Documentary Film Program in which composers, sound designers and directors explore the collaborative process of designing a soundtrack for film.

Fellows also participate in workshops and creative exercises under the guidance of creative advisors including composers Todd Boekelheide and Miriam Cutler, re-recording mixer Lora Hirschberg and editor Vivien Hillgrove.

The Composers Lab for narrative films took place in July and was hosted by the Film Music Program and Feature Film Program.

In addition to the Music and Sound Design Labs, the Institute
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Team Fyc: "World War Z" for Sound Mixing

[Editor's Note: With the critics' awards just around the corner and awards campaigning already in full swing, Team Experience decided it was the right time to begin a series championing some of our favorite contenders lurking on the fringes of the conversation. In 'Team Fyc' we're individually selecting favorites in all Oscar categories starting today. To kick things off, here's Andrew Kendall on "World War Z" - Amir]

You might expect a thriller about a zombie infection spreading across the world to depend most on its visuals for effectiveness but months after seeing Marc Foster's World War Z – a uniformly impressive summer blockbuster – the technical aspect I’m still thinking about is its excellent sound design.

“Film is a visual medium”, it’s one of those phrases we hear ad nauseam, but sound didn't become a fixture in motion pictures for no reason. The work a good sound mixing team does in augmenting mood in a film is something which cannot be overemphasised. Oscar aficionados will remember that the difference between sound editing and sound mixing is the former's focus on the recording and creation of specific sounds and the latter on the film's entire soundscape, i.e. the layering, mixing and necessary balancing of score with dialogue and created sound. World War Z
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Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominations! "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Django Unchained" Snubbed!

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 49th Annual Cas Awards honoring outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2012. "Skyfall" and "The Hobbit" were nominated but "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," and "Django Unchained" were ignored. What? They weren't noisy enough?

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 49th Annual Cas Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012.

"The Hobbit," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty" made the cut in the motion picture - live action category (though "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Django Unchained" were snubbed).

Winners of the 49th Annual Cas Awards will be announced on February 16 at La's Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Sound Mixer Chris Newman will be honored with the Cas Career Achievement Award while director Jonathan Demme will be presented with the Cas Filmmaker Award.

Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award giving bodies,
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Tech Support: See (or hear) how Lou Ferrigno lives on as part of the Hulk in 'The Avengers'

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Tech Support: See (or hear) how Lou Ferrigno lives on as part of the Hulk in 'The Avengers'
I caught "The Avengers" for a second time earlier this week. It's still a barrel of fun but don't try to think about that script too much. It shatters under modest consideration. And I felt the length a bit more this time around. Nevertheless, I still love the movie. Something I was paying particular attention to this time, though, was the sound elements. The only Marvel Studios film to grab a nomination in the sound categories so far was "Iron Man," which got in for Best Sound Editing in 2008. But with Oscar-winners like Christopher Boyes and Lora Hirschberg on board,...
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Motion Picture Academy invites 178 new members, including Russell Brand, Jesse Eisenberg, and Beyonce Knowles

Motion Picture Academy invites 178 new members, including Russell Brand, Jesse Eisenberg, and Beyonce Knowles
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its annual list of invited new members, and it’s clear they’re continuing to try to make their membership younger. On the list alongside veterans like John Hawkes and David Duchovny are a slew of twentysomethings, including Mia Wasikowska, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Mila Kunis, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rooney Mara. The Board of Governors also decided to extend an invitation to Restrepo codirector Tim Hetherington, the first time Academy membership has been bestowed posthumously. As a side note, it’s also a hoot to now say the phrase Oscar voter Russell Brand.
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