Third annual
exhibition and conference will focus on new sound technologies and workflows,
including virtual reality.


STUDIO CITY, Calif.— Motion Picture Sound
Editors (MPSE) and Cinema Audio Society (CAS) are event sponsors for the third
annual Mix Presents Sound for Film,
and all-day exhibition and conference spotlighting technologies and techniques
behind sound for picture from production to playback. The event will be held
September 17th at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.
Sponsored by Mix
Magazine, this year’s event will focus on workflow changes prompted by the boom
in film and television production, and emergence of new entertainment media,
including virtual reality.


A unique opportunity to learn from the best minds in sound, Mix Presents Sound for Film has
attracted overflow crowds in each of its first two years. “It’s a chance for
sound artists to network, exchange ideas with their peers, and learn about new
and emerging sound technologies in a friendly and intimate setting,” said MPSE
President Tom McCarthy. “If you are passionate about sound, this is a can’t-miss
event.”
MPSE will host a panel discussion titled “Sound Inspiration
within the Storytelling Process.” Leading sound designers and editors will talk
about creativity in sound and discuss moments when sound becomes the driving
factor in the story. Panelists will include Will Files, MPSE; Mark P.
Stoeckinger, MPSE; Paula Fairfield, MPSE; and Ben L. Cook, MPSE.
CAS will host a sound mixing panel entitled “Workflow for
Musicals in Film and Television Production.” Its focus will be on live
recording and other techniques for giving musical productions a more organic
sound than in the past. 
Glen Trew, CAS will moderate with panelists including Gary
Bourgeois, CAS; production mixer Phil Palmer, CAS; music editor David Klotz; and
Pro Tools music recording and playback specialist Gary Raymond.
“Building an Immersive Room: Small, Medium and
Largewill feature a panel of engineers, studio designers and
system integrators. They will describe current requirements for building a
recording stage capable of producing a compelling immersive soundtrack.
Other features will
include:

    Audio for VR Room: Presented in the Kim Novak Theatre, a Dolby and Auro 3D-equipped re-recording stage. New tools and techniques for the ultimate in Immersive Sound.

      Sound Reel Showcase: Presented in the William Holden Theatre, a Dolby and Auro 3D-equipped re-recording stage. Film studios present 10-minute reels of their showcase films with introductions by the sound teams.

        Production Sound Pavilion: Presented in the iconic Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage. Top production sound mixers show what’s in their sound carts, and top manufacturers show the latest in wireless, microphone and recorder technologies.

        Event sponsors also include Avid, Harmon, JBL, Meyer Sound,
        ADX by Audionamix, Yamaha Commercial Audio and Lectrosonics.

        About MPSE
        Founded in 1953, the Motion
        Picture Sound Editors is a non-profit organization of professional sound and
        music editors who work in the motion picture television and gaming industries.
        The organization’s mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award-winning
        professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals
        alike; mentoring and educating the community about the artistic merit and
        technical advancements in sound and music editing; providing scholarships for
        the continuing advancement of motion picture sound in education; and helping to
        enhance the personal and professional lives of the men and women who practice
        this unique craft.
        About the Cinema Audio Society
        The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing
        information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television
        Industry.
        The objectives of the CAS are: to
        educate and inform the general public and the motion picture & television
        industry that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical
        blending of diverse sound elements; to provide the motion picture &
        television industry with a progressive society of master craftsmen specialized
        in the art of creative cinematic sound recording; to advance the specialized
        field of cinematic sound recording by exchange of ideas, methods, and
        information; to advance the art of auditory appreciation, and to
        philanthropically support those causes dedicated to the sense of hearing; to
        institute and maintain high standards of conduct and craftsmanship among our
        members; to aid the motion picture & television industry in the selection
        and training of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound
        recording and to achieve for our members deserved recognition as major
        contributors to the field of motion picture & television entertainment.
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