CAS Goes for Gravity, Frozen

With a week to go before the Academy Awards, Gravity and Frozen topped the Cinema Audio Society 50th annual awards Saturday night at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller won Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Live Action. The sound mixing team consisted of Production Mixer Chris Munro, CAS; Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS, Niv Adiri and Christopher Benstead; Scoring Mixer Gareth Cousins; ADR Mixers Chris Navarro, CAS and Thomas J. O’Connell; and Foley Mixer Adam Fil Mendez.

Frozen took Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Animated with its sound mixing team of  Original Dialogue Mixer Gabriel Guy, Re-recording Mixers David E. Fluhr, CAS and Gabriel Guy, Scoring Mixer Casey Stone and Foley Mixer Mary Jo Lang.                                

Re-recording Mixer Andy Nelson (Oscar winner for Les Misérables and Saving Private Ryan) was honored with the CAS Career Achievement Award and producer Ed Zwick (Shakespeare in Love) was presented with the CAS Filmmaker Award.

There was a poignant tribute to Ray Dolby, inventor and founder of Dolby Laboratories.  Dolby Exec David W. Gray presented the tribute that included archival footage of Ray Dolby accepting the CAS Life Achievement Award at the 1989 CAS Awards.

In celebration of the 50th,  the CAS chose to have eight past presidents present awards in the various categories: James A. Corbett, Michael Minkler, Gary Bourgeois, Edwin J. Somers, Robert Deschaine, Steve Hawk, Melissa Hofmann, and Edward L. Moskowitz.

The winners of the 10th CAS Technical Achievement Awards:

PRODUCTION:    Sound Devices, LLC - 633 Mixer/Recorder

POST-PRODUCTION:    iZotope RX 3 Advanced

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Below the Line, Clips, Events, Movies, Oscar, Sound, Tech, VFX, Virtual Production

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