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2015 Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors' (MPSE) 62nd annual Golden Reel Awards honored a full spread of films Sunday night. "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Unbroken," "Get On Up" and "Big Hero 6" all walked away with hardware. ###Filmmaker Award for Darren Aronofsky presented by Craig ... More

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2015 Cinema Audio Society Winners and exclusive videos!

###2014 Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award - Richard Linklater ### 2014 CAS Career Achievement Award - Production Mixer David Macmillan, CAS ###CAS President David Fluhr ###Television Movie or Mini Series Sherlock: His Last Vow ###Technical Achievement Award - Production Production - ... More

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Richard Linklater to Receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award

Triple Academy Award® nominee Richard Linklater will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 51st Annual CAS Awards on February 14, 2015 at the historic Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. “We are delighted to be honoring Richard Linklater this year. For nearly three ... More

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Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing: and The Oscar went to...

Sound Designer and Sound Editor Pablo Valverde creates a video tribute clip featuring all of the Oscar winners for Best Sound Editing since the award category was created in 1963 when It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World won by Walter Elliott. Academy Award for Best Sound Editing has had ... More

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2015 Oscar Nominated Sound Editing & Sound Mixing Nominees

##SOUND EDITING The Academy Award for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. The award is usually received by the Supervising Sound Editors of the film, perhaps accompanied by the Sound ... More

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62nd Motion Pictures Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards Nominees Announced

Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes lead the features competing at the 62nd Motion Pictures Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure. Their sound editing teams received three nominations apiece, in the categories for ... More

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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for the 51st CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society 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. “This year’s nominations reflect the outstanding sound mixing being done in both film ... More

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Production Mixer David Macmillan to be honored with CAS Career Achievement Award

Cinema Audio Society President David E. Fluhr, CAS, announced that the organization will honor Production Mixer David Macmillan, CAS, with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 51st CAS Awards on February 14, 2015 ... More

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And the award goes to...11 Top Contenders for Best Sound Editing and Mixing

MIX Magazine makes their top picks for this years top oscar sound contenders! It’s that time of year, when Hollywood honors the year’s finest contributions in film production and post-production. For Mix, that means the best in film sound editing and mixing. Who will take home the ... More

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Costume Designer Mark Bridges shares his creative process

Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges ("The Artist", Silver Linings Playbook, There Will Be Blood) shares his creative process with us, including what first drew him to the profession. We love this video because it shows the time and attention that all of the below-the-line crew spends on ... More

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War films, summer blockbusters and musicals do battle for oscar sound nominations

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 ... More

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Behind The Score with Marco Beltrami -The Homesman

Behind The Score of The Homesman with Tommy Lee Jones and composer Marco Beltrami Jones’ instructions to composer Marco Beltrami were typically succinct. “He told me to be creative and find an authentic source of inspiration for the music,” says Beltrami. “That period was a spare time in American ... More

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2014 International Music + Sound Awards WINNERS Announced

After much anticipation, the winners of the second International Music+Sound Awards were announced on Monday, June 16. Aimed at professionals working in advertising, film, television, and gaming, the awards are open to anyone who has been involved in the creation, composition, sourcing, licensing, ... More

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2014 Oscar Nominated Sound Editing & Sound Mixing Nominees

##SOUND EDITING The Academy Award for Best Sound Editing is an Academy Award granted yearly to a film exhibiting the finest or most aesthetic sound editing or sound design. The award is usually received by the Supervising Sound Editors of the film, perhaps accompanied by the Sound ... More

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61st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards 2013 Randy Thom Clip Reel

The Motion Pictures Sound Editors (MPSE) recently honored Randy Thom with the prestigious MPSE Career Achievement Award. The award recognizes those that have distinguished themselves by meritorious works as an individual and as a fellow contributor defining outstanding career ... More

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Sound Pioneer John Meyer Acceptance Speech: TEC Awards Hall of Fame at 2014 NAMM

John Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Meyer Sound Laboratories, was inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame at the 2014 NAMM Show. Following an introduction by Dennis "Wiz" Leonard, long-time FOH mixer of the Grateful Dead, Meyer received the award as he joined Frank Zappa, Phil ... More

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2014 MPSE Golden Reel Award Winners

Continuing its dominance in below the line guilds Sunday night was Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity," which took the top honor of Best Sound Effects and Foley in a feature film at the 2014 Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards. "Captain Phillips," meanwhile, won for dialogue and ADR. Other winners on the ... More

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Cinema Audio Society Plans Tribute to Ray Dolby at 50th CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society will present a special tribute to honor the late, Ray Dolby, an American inventor recognized around the world for developing groundbreaking audio technologies at the upcoming 50th Annual CAS Awards. Dolby was the founder of Dolby Laboratories, an environment where ... More

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Shazam Predicts 2014 Grammy Winners

Call it the People's Choice. Shazam, the company whose app is used to identify about 16 million songs a day, on Monday issued its predictions for this Sunday's Grammy winners. The potential winners selected by Shazam are based purely by the number of times the song or album has been tagged. As a result, the winners ... More

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Cinema Audio Society to Honor Producer Edward Zwick with CAS Filmmaker Award

Academy Award® winning producer Edward Zwick will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 50th Annual CAS Awards on February 22, 2014 at the Crystal Ballroom of the historic Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. “It seems fitting that in celebration of 50 ... More

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MPSE Announces Golden Reel Nominees for 2014 Feature Films

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announced the nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in feature film categories. “2013 was a year of incredible movies, and incredible movie sound,” said MPSE president Frank Morrone. “Sound editors continued to advance their craft and find new and ... More

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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for the 50th CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 50th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013 in six categories. “It is exciting that, as we celebrate 50 years of the CAS, there has been an abundance of outstanding sound mixing in film and ... More

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45-Minute Roundtable With Composers Hans Zimmer, Steven Price, Alan Silvestri & More

The latest entry in their awards season roundtables, THR today unveils a 45-minute conversation with Hans Zimmer ("12 Years a Slave," "Rush"), Christophe Beck ("Frozen"), Henry Jackman ("Captain Phillips"), Thomas Newman ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Steven Price ("Gravity") and ... More

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Contender – Sound Designer Steve Boeddeker, All Is Lost

Our Man is alone aboard a 39-foot sailboat traversing the Indian Ocean, 28 million square miles of open sea, when his vessel is struck by a floating cargo container and begins taking on water. With no one else aboard and the radio inoperable because of the influx of seawater, there is truly no one to ... More

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Editing and Sound Design Amplify Metallica Through The Never

The world’s largest indoor stage for music, designed by Mark Fisher, was the ordinary world for Metallica and protagonist Trip in the band’s feature film Metallica Through The Never. Band members James Hetfield (vocals/guitar), Kirk Hammett (lead guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums) and Robert Trujillo ... More

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MPSE to Honor Sound Editor Randy Thom with Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announces that it will honor Randy Thom (pictured), Director of Sound Design at Skywalker Sound, with its prestigious MPSE Career Achievement Award. He will receive the award at the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony to be held on February 16, ... More

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Contender – Sound Editor Skip Lievsay, Inside Llewyn Davis

The core idea for the sound design of Ethan and Joel Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis was to make the music the “star of the soundtrack for the movie,” explained executive sound editor/re-recording mixer, Skip Lievsay. “In most cases, that was pretty easy to do. Although there were some club scenes and ... More

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MPSE To Honor James Cameron With Filmmaker Award at 2014 Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) announced that will it be honoring James Cameron with its prestigious MPSE Filmmaker Award at the 61ST MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony, Feb. 16 in Los Angeles. “On behalf of The Motion Picture Sound Editors, I am pleased to announce that ... More

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Contender – Sound Editor and Re-Recording Mixer Brandon Proctor, All Is Lost

There are only three lines of dialog in All is Lost and two of them are monosyllabic. Still, after the initial rush of doing a movie with Robert Redford abated, sound editor Brandon Proctor had the same reaction as his colleague, Steve Boeddeker: How are we ever going to do ... More

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Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Eminem To Play 1st YouTube Music Awards

Given the way people actually watch music videos these days, or even the way they straight-up listen to music, a YouTube Music Awards show makes way more sense than, say, the continued existence of the MTV Video Music Awards. And this fall, the website will kick off its first-ever annual awards ... More