The Cinema Audio Society will host an exhibition and demonstration of early sound devices at the upcoming CAS Awards on February 20 at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
“It is with great pleasure that we are able to bring to our awards event the only surviving Edison Kinetophone circa 1894,” says CAS President Mark Ulano. “This was the first serious commercial product that represented the merging of film and sound. Additionally there will be the rare demonstration of an original Bergmann edition of an Edison tinfoil phonograph. We are extremely grateful to the Antique Phonograph Society for generously making this exhibition possible. These special devices reconnect our community with the early history of our art form and we are delighted to share this with our attendees as well as the broader community of sound professionals and media."
The exhibition and demonstration will open at 4 p.m. in the Biltmore Business Center and will remain open through the cocktail hour until dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. It is not necessary to attend the CAS Awards to view this one-of-a-kind exhibition.
The 52nd CAS Awards dinner will honor Doc Kane with the CAS Career Achievement Award and Jay Roach with the CAS Filmmaker Award.
During the dinner the CAS will also honor Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in six categories: Motion Pictures, Animated Motion Pictures, Television Movies and Mini-Series, Television Series-One Hour, Television Series-Half Hour, Television-Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials.
The winners of the CAS Technical Achievement Awards for Production and Post-Production will also be announced at the dinner as will the winner of the CAS Student Recognition Award.
On the evening of the Awards the Cinema Audio Society website will be updated in real time as the winners are announced.