The Cinema Audio Society (C.A.S.) will hold its 43rd Annual Awards ceremony on February 17 in Los Angeles at the Biltmore Bowl in the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel. The organization recently announced its nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2006.
In the "Motion Pictures" category, the nominees are re-recording mixers Jon Taylor and Christian Minkler, and production mixer Jose Antonio Garcia for Babel; re-recording mixers Andy Nelson and Anna Behlmer, and production mixer Ivan Sharrock for Blood Diamond; re-recording mixers Michael Minkler and Bob Beemer, and production mixer Willie D. Burton for Dreamgirls; re-recording mixers John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and David E. Campbell, and production mixer Walter Martin Jr. for Flags of our Fathers; and re-recording mixers Paul Massey and Christopher Boyes, and production mixer Lee Orloff for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
The nominees in the "Television Movies and Mini-Series" category are re-recording mixer Andre Perreault and production mixer Lisa Pinero for Desperation; re-recording mixers Mark Linden, Tara A. Paul, Liam Lockhart and Harry Snodgrass for Flight 93; re-recording mixer Paul James Zahnley and production mixer Mike Westgate for Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Adventures: Sharks at Risk; re-recording mixers Elmo Ponsdomenech and Joe Earle, and production mixer Steve Weiss for Sleeper Cell, Part 7: Fitna; and re-recording mixers Sergio Reyes, Tim Borquez and Kevin Burns, and production mixer Stephen Halbert for Walkout.
In the "Television Series" category, re-recording mixers R. Russell Smith and William Freesh, and production mixer Geoffrey Patterson are nominated for the Deadwood episode “A Two-Headed Beast”; re-recording mixers Gerry Lentz and Rich Weingart, and production mixer Kenn Fuller for the Heroes episode “Genesis”; re-recording mixers Frank Morrone and Scott Weber, and production mixer Robert Anderson for the Lost episode “I Do”; re-recording mixers Kevin Burns and Todd Orr, and production mixer Mathew Price for The Sopranos episode “Members Only”; and re-recording mixers Michael Olman and Kenneth Kobett, and production mixer William Gocke for the 24 episode “Day 5: 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.”
In the category "Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music - Series or Specials," the nominees are re-recording mixer Bob Bronow for Deadliest Catch episode “Cashing In”; re-recording mixers Ken Hahn and Jay David Saks, location sound mixer David Hewitt and location sound recording engineer Bill King for Great Performances: "South Pacific" In Concert From Carnegie Hall; re-recording mixer Bob Bronow for the Into The Firestorm episode “Going South”; re-recording mixer Sue Hartford and production mixers Scott Harber and Doug Dunderdale for Nova episode “The Great Robot Race”; and re-recording mixer Matt Foglia and music mixer David Kahne for Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us.
For the "DVD Original Programming" category, the nominees are re-recording mixers Samuel Lehmer and Brad Hillman, and production mixer Tim Richardson for Air Buddies; re-recording mixers Mark Rozett and Kelly Vandever for American Pie 5: The Naked Mile; re-recording mixers Mark Rozett and Kelly Vandever, and production mixer David Kirschner for Bring It On: All or Nothing; re-recording mixers Terry O'Bright and Keith Rogers, and Doc Kane for original dialog recording, for Brother Bear 2; and re-recording mixer Mike Draghi, and Eric Lewis for original dialog recording, for Ultimate Avengers: The Movie.
C.A.S. also unveiled the products nominated for its Technical Achievement Awards. In the "Production Technologies" category, the nominees are Lectrosonics' SM 400 Wireless Transmitter, Rycote Under/Overcovers, Schoeps' CMIT 5U shotgun microphone and Sound Devices' 744T field recorder. In the "Post-Production Technologies" category, the nominees are the AMS/Neve Gemini console, Cedar DNS 2000, Digidesign ICON and Digidesign Pro Tools Version 7.2 software.
For more information, visit www.cinemaaudiosociety.org.