Los Angeles, CA (October 7, 2014)—The Cinema Audio Society will honor production mixer David Macmillan, CAS, with its highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 51st CAS Awards.
The 51st CAS Awards will be held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles on February 14, 2015.
“I am pleased to announce that the CAS Board of Directors have chosen David Macmillan as this year’s Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement honoree. David represents the high standards we all aspire to, as a sound mixer, a mentor and an educator,” said organization president David E. Fluhr, CAS.
Born In Northern Ireland, Macmillan began his career in sound more than 50 years ago in Canada where he served an apprenticeship with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a three-year program he completed in just a little more than one year. By the age of 24, he was recording series television, news and documentaries.
In the summer of 1968, Macmillan traveled to California and met filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, whose film studio, American Zoetrope, was being built in San Francisco. Coppola hired him to wire and run the company’s mixing facility. After three years at American Zoetrope as the in-house dubbing mixer, Macmillan chose to go back into production sound.
To date, Macmillan has more than 80 feature films to his credit. His three Oscar wins came for The Right Stuff, Speed and Apollo 13, which also won the CAS Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture. His television work has been recognized with both a CAS and Emmy nomination for HBO’s Game Change.
For the past five years, Macmillan has been teaching at UCLA, USC, Chapman University and Loyola Marymount University, and has given master classes worldwide.
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