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Motion Picture Sound Editors to Honor Guillermo del Toro with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor Guillermo del Toro with its annual Filmmaker Award. The acclaimed director of such films as Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015) and the forthcoming The Shape of ... More

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Director Jon Favreau to receive Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award

Multi-hyphenate Jon Favreau will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 53rd Annual CAS Awards on February 18th, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. “Having worked with Jon on multiple projects, including the iconic Iron Man ... More

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MPSE Unveils Winners at 63rd Golden Reel Awards

he Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 24 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form ... More

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Oscars in One Minute: Sound

A quick look at the six nominees across the two Best Sound categories (sound editing & sound mixing) at the 88th Academy Awards. The nominees are: • Bridge of Spies • Mad Max: Fury Road • The Martian • The Revenant • Sicario • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Exclusive: 2016 Cinema Audio Society Awards Winner Speeches

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team of Chris Duesterdiek, Jon Taylor, CAS, Frank Montaño. Randy Thom, CAS, Conrad Hensel, Michael Miller, CAS and Geordy Sincavage for “The Revenant”. Top honors for ... More

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer ... More

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MPSE to Honor Sam Raimi with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor Sam Raimi with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of the blockbuster Spider-Man features and the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the ... More

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Cinema Audio Society Announced Nominations for 52nd CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society announces 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. “This was a year of terrific sound in both film and television,” said Mark Ulano CAS ... More

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Michael Mann Interviews Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu about The Revenant

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu discusses the making of The Revenant with Director Michael Mann.

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Supervising Sound Editor Richard King to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor three-time Academy Award™-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King with its 2016 MPSE Career Achievement Award. King won Oscars for Best Achievement in Sound Editing for ... More

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ADR Mixer, Doc Kane to be Honored with CAS Career Achievement Award

Cinema Audio Society President Mark Ulano, CAS, announced that the organization will honor multiple CAS and Oscar® nominee ADR Mixer Doc Kane, with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 52nd CAS Awards on February 20, 2016 in ... More

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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