Jon Johnson on ‘Breakdown’

March 2, 2018

You might call Jonathan Mostow’s action thriller ‘Breakdown’ a cautionary road movie. The 1997 Paramount Pictures release centers on a car trip that takes an unexpected detour. […]

Cartoons Created a Career Choice

February 16, 2018

Growing up in Tucson in the late ’70s and ’80s, I enjoyed cartoons. Some I learned were originally Japanese produced and were re-picture-edited, re-dubbed and re-marketed to US audiences. Later, I got an idea that I wanted to be a part of this — and create better-sounding — animation. […]

Stephanie Lowry on ‘61*’

February 16, 2018

Even if she was not a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, music editor Stephanie Lowry would have been proud of having worked on the made-for-television movie ’61*.’ […]

School of Doc

February 16, 2018

Jacob Britta’s book on editing documentary film is a how-to that is firmly lodged in the digital technology of 2018. While new in many ways, it employs basic editing logic and draws on timeless, as well as current, examples to illustrate editing skills. […]

What Do ‘Electric Dreams’ Sound Like?

February 8, 2018

“Our original idea for ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’ originated five years ago, when we discussed the idea of an anthology series of the author’s short stories with diverse points of view” […]

Cinema Audio Society Announces CAS Awards Nominees

January 10, 2018

The Cinema Audio Society announced the nominees for the 54th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2017 in seven categories. “The CAS would like to congratulate all our nominees for their fine work in 2017″ […]

Shaping the ‘Detroit’ Sound:
Paul N.J. Ottosson

December 29, 2017

On July 23, 1967, a police raid on an unlicensed after-hours bar in Detroit precipitated five days of major racial violence. A half century later, director Kathryn Bigelow presented a vivid perspective on this uprising and its place in our social history in the film ‘Detroit.’ […]

What Our Members Do: Marko Costanzo

December 1, 2017

“Foley artists create sounds in sync with actions seen on screen. We will make the footstep sounds for every character in a film, giving their steps the personality the actor portrays on camera.” […]

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