‘DREAMGIRLS’ TAKES OSCAR
Mike Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie Burton took home the Oscar for Sound Mixing for their work on Dreamgirls. The team used the Euphonix System 5-F dual-operator console at the Todd-AO West mixing stage to prepare Bill Condon's adaptation of the Broadway musical for the big screen. From left: Minkler, sound editor Richard Yawn and Beemer.
YAMAHA TECH NOD
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Yamaha Corporation recently received a Technical Grammy; pictured from left: Glenn Lorbecki, co-chair of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing; Takuya Nakata, general manager, Pro Audio/Digital Musical Instrument division (worldwide); Mr. Doi, president, Yamaha Corporation of America; Laurence Italia, VP/general manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc.; and Terry Lewis, senior VP, Yamaha Corporation of America.
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GREENE SCORES AT CAS
Television sound mixer Ed Greene received the Cinema Audio Society's Career Achievement Award at the 43rd CAS Awards on February 17, 2007, in Los Angeles. Greene also won the CAS Award in 2003 for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television-Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials for XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Other winners include Mike Minkler, Bob Beemer and Willie D. Burton for Dreamgirls; Mark Linden, Tara A. Paul, Liam Lockhart and Harry Snodgrass for Flight 93; R. Russell Smith, William Freesh and Geoffrey Patterson for Deadwood: A Two-Headed Beast; Sound Devices 744T Recorder (Production Technologies); and Digidesign Pro Tools Version 7.2 (Post-Production Technologies). Log on to www.cinemaaudiosociety.org/ for a full list of winners.
Read about the emotionally motivated lighting that gives the scenes in the Dreamgirls motion picture an incredible edginess at livedesignonline.com.