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WAMCon Los Angeles: Sound for Picture a Hit

WAM’s fifth conference was its first focusing on sound for animation, film, television and games.

Burbank, CA (August 22, 2019)—Following a series of conferences over the last year across the country in Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and Boston, Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) attracted a sold-out audience for WAMCon Los Angeles: Sound for Picture on August 15, 16 and 17, held at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank; the Dolby Screening Room; the Ace Hotel; and YouTube Space LA.

Marking WAM’s first conference focused on sound for animation, film, television and games, the event featured top industry professionals like Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Lora Hirschberg (Captain Marvel, The Lion King), four-time Emmy Award-winning supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Onnalee Blank (Game of Thrones), nine-time Emmy award-winning re-recording mixer David Fluhr (Moana, Frozen), VP of Post Production at Disney Animation Studios Berenice Robinson, Head of Editorial at Disney Animation Studios Fabienne Rawley, and Kate Finan of Boom Box Post.

WAMCon featured workshops and demonstrations spanning a range of topics in sound for picture, including mixing sessions in Stage A at Disney Animation Studios and a behind-the-scenes Dolby Atmos workshop at the company’s Screening Room in Burbank with Jurgen Scharpf (lead audio mixer, Dolby Laboratories). WAMCon also included an Epidemic Sound-sponsored dance party and plug-in bundle giveaways from iZotope.

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“It was fantastic to see 100-plus women and gender non-conforming people so happy to have access to such amazing post production facilities and mentoring experiences with their heroes,” said WAM Executive Director Terri Winston. “It was an action-packed weekend that filled everyone with so much behind-the scenes knowledge.”

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