Sony Pictures Post Production Services has finished the renovation of its 229-seat Kim Novak Theatre, equipping it with a new speaker array and film screen, rebuilding its electrical infrastructure and remodeling its interior. Sony Pictures has also upgraded its Dub Stage 12, adding Atmos features, as it continues a multi-year effort to expand and update its sound facilities.
Re-recording mixer James Wichall fell into the audio business almost by chance while he was working in the legal department at UK-based Ragdoll production company, the team behind the popular Teletubbies children’s television program. It was there that he was first introduced to the possibilities of sound design.
Many high-profile users are giving high marks to Waves Clarity Vx Pro plugin for real-time noise reduction for voice and dialogue, which uses Waves’ Neural Networks technology – a pioneering artificial intelligence approach to noise reduction and voice enhancement.
Goldcrest Post is currently providing sound editorial and mixing for the sixth season of Billions, Showtime’s critically acclaimed and popularly received drama about power politics in the world of high finance. Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Gregg Swiatlowski and re-recording mixer Eric Hirsch lead the sound team, as they have from the show’s first season, delivering a soundtrack that blends the show’s razor-sharp dialogue with iconic pop songs and sound effects that capture the rarified ambiance of Wall Street brokerage houses and other hangouts of the super-rich. The show was recently renewed for a seventh season.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors has announced that the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony will take place on February 26, 2023, in Los Angeles.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association hosted a special in-person reception for winners in the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards on March 26th at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound Editors honored for their work in feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation and documentaries were presented with gold GRA statuettes and joined with colleagues in celebrating their shared craft.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors will draw on the most accomplished sound artists of its past in celebrating the best in sound editing of the present at the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Five past recipients of the MPSE’s Career Achievement Award will serve as presenters during the Golden Reel Awards ceremony to be held as a fully virtual event on Sunday, March 13th.
The board of directors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors Association has issued a formal statement strongly objecting to the announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science will not include sound editing awards in the upcoming live Oscar ceremonies. Here is their full statement:
One Union Recording Studios, which bills itself as the largest independent recording facility in the Bay Area, has hired senior audio engineer Dan Jensen. Jensen brings more than 15 years of experience as a sound mixer, editor, and designer, primarily on national and regional advertising.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor supervising sound editor Anthony “Chic” Ciccolini, III with its 2022 MPSE Career Achievement Award. He will receive the honor at the 69th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, set for March 13, 2022, as an international virtual event.