The Fifth Annual Mix Presents Sound for Film & Television, an all-day event featuring exhibits and programming dedicated to high-end sound for picture, will be held on Saturday, October 13, on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif. This year’s event will include a new introductory track on Virtual and Augmented Reality, which will be geared toward working professionals in sound for picture who are looking to branch out into new distribution formats and new means of storytelling.
“Each year we try to add some level of new programming that appeals to audio professionals working with picture,” says Tom Kenny, editor of Mix. “Two years ago we introduced the Production Sound Pavilion, with its Parade of Carts, and received great support from production sound mixers. Last year we introduced The Composers Lounge, guided by Steven Saltzmann, and we had a full house in the room all day. This year we figured that VR/AR is coming in some form or another throughout the entertainment industry, so we want to introduce professionals to the unique technical, creative and workflow demands they might encounter if they want to broaden their careers.”
Also new this year, Sony Pictures Post-Production Services, under the direction of Tom McCarthy, has added three new Atmos-equipped mid-sized theaters/sound design suites in the main building that will be showcased throughout the day by industry sponsors and creatives. Meanwhile, the lobby areas and sponsor locations have been cosmetically upgraded.
The main Mix Panel Series is currently being finalized in conjunction with host sponsor Sony Pictures Studios and event partners MPSE and CAS. Podcasts of the panel series from the 2017 event, including the keynote speech by composer/producer/artist Tom Holkenborg/Junkie XL, can be streamed at mixonline.com.
Early registration for the 2018 event is now open at www.mixsoundforfilm.com.