CAS Honors Sound Achievements

The Cinema Audio Society handed out its awards for best sound in film and television on February 14, 2015 in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
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(L-R): Rory Kennedy, Mike Minkler and the Birdman Sound Team at the CAS Awards. Photo: Ana Gibert
Los Angeles, CA (February 17, 2015)—The Cinema Audio Society handed out its awards for best sound in film and television on February 14, 2015 in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

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Hosted by radio personality Doug McIntyre, the 51st CAS Awards also celebrated the professional contributions of production sound mixer David Macmillan, CAS by honoring him with the CAS Career Achievement Award. A three-time Academy Award-winner for The Right Stuff, Speed and Apollo 13, Macmillan was feted by previous CAS Career Achievement Honoree Scott Millan, CAS along with Steve Bowerman, CAS and David Krischner.

Among other highlights, the Oscar-nominated director of Boyhood Richard Linklater, received the CAS Filmmaker Award in a presentation that included remarks by Christopher Nolan, John Pritchett, CAS and Tricia Linklater. Linklater joins previous CAS Filmmakers Honorees, including Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall, Jonathan Demme and Edward Zwick.

Danny Maurer, a student at University of Colorado Denver, was awarded the CAS Student Recognition Award and presented with a check for $2,500.

The CAS Technical Achievement Awards were presented to Sound Devices Dante and MADI Audio Recorder model 970 for production and iZotope RX4-Advanced for Post-Production.

Celebrity presenters for the evening were: Carolyn Hennesy (Revenge, Jessie, True Blood, Cougar Town, General Hospital), Maddalena Ischiale (Unbroken), singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk (Armageddon, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Providence soundtracks) and Henry G. Sanders (Selma, Bull Durham, Play it to the Bone, Rocky Balboa, Dr, Quinn, Medicine Woman).

Complete winners list - Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing:

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Production Mixer -- Thomas Varga
Re-recording Mixer -- Jon Taylor, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Frank A. Montaño
Scoring Mixer -- Gustavo Borner
ADR Mixer -- Jason Oliver
Foley Mixer – John Sanacore, CAS

MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED

Big Hero 6
Original Dialogue Mixer -- Gabriel Guy, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- David E. Fluhr, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Gabriel Guy, CAS
Scoring Mixer -- Alan Meyerson, CAS
Foley Mixer -- Mary Jo Lang, CAS

TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES
Sherlock: His Last Vow
Production Mixer -- John Mooney
Re-recording Mixer -- Howard Bargroff
Scoring Mixer -- Nick Wollage
ADR Mixer – Peter Gleaves
Foley Mixer -- William Everett

TELEVISION SERIES - 1 HOUR
Game of Thrones: The Children
Production Mixer -- Ronan Hill, CAS
Production Mixer -- Richard Dyer, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Onnalee Blank, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Mathew Waters, CAS
Foley Mixer -- Brett Voss, CAS

TELEVISION SERIES – 1/2 HOUR
Modern Family: Australia
Production Mixer -- Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Dean Okrand, CAS
Re-recording Mixer -- Brian Harman, CAS

TELEVISION NON-FICTION, VARIETY or MUSIC SERIES or SPECIALS
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Los Angeles
Re-Recording Mixer – Eddie Kim
Re-Recording Mixer – Jeff Fuller

CAS TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

PRODUCTION
Sound Devices - Dante and MADI Audio Recorder model 970

POST-PRODUCTION
iZotope - RX4-Advanced

CAS Awards Sponsors included: Platinum Level - DreamWorks Animation, NBC Universal Operations Group, Paramount Pictures, Technicolor and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Gold Level – Dolby and Fox Searchlight and Silver Level – Avid, iZotope, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Studio Facilities. Trew Audio was the exclusive host of the CAS Awards After Party.

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