Brian McCarty, sound engineer for such films as The Big Lebowski (pictured), is chairing this year’s Sound For Picture track at the 137th AES Convention.
Los Angeles, CA (September 30, 2014)—The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention will feature a special track, “Sound for Picture,” chaired by acclaimed film sound engineer Brian McCarty (On Golden Pond, The Big Lebowski, Dick Tracy, others). The Convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA from October 9 to 12, 2014. Registration is open for free Exhibits-Plus badges and All-Access badges (http://www.aes.org/events/137/registration).
This year’s Sound for Picture track, taking place Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA, will look deeply into how cinema sound is becoming immersive, with the arrival of object-oriented audio platforms like Dolby’s Atmos. It will also reflect the widening of the sector’s diversity with a panel featuring award-winning women sound mixers who work at the leading dubbing stages in Hollywood and elsewhere.
Additionally, for the first time, the Sound for Picture track will include workshops on production sound recording. This craft, the recording of dialog during the filming, is a specialized type of recording in a high-pressure environment that gives Hollywood productions a higher degree of realism. A workshop featuring the “Superstars of Production Sound Recording” along with a practical Master Class on production sound recording techniques will draw large audiences.
As part of the AES137 Sound for Picture track, an off-site Tech Tour will feature a hands-on demonstrations and Master Classes on Auro3D Immersive sound mixing conducted at The Dub Stage in Burbank by Marti Humphrey and Chris Jacobson.
“The Sound for Picture track has been a tremendous success for the AES Conventions—the largest group of working sound engineers around the world are those that do Sound for Picture in one capacity or another,” stated McCarty. “These working engineers learn new techniques from their peers at these workshops, which have been given by the top working professionals. The Los Angeles Convention will be no different. And with Hollywood being the home of cinema, we’re presenting a stellar group of Oscar-winning professionals to the convention.”
AES Convention Sound for Picture track