Sunday, February 20, 2011
Cinema Audio Society held their ceremony on Saturday night for the 47th annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2010 at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The mixing team for True Grit won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Picture. The team consisted of production mixer Peter F. Kurland, CAS re-recording mixers Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey and Greg Orloff.
Althought the sound in True Grit is not flashy, it is widely admired for its subtlety and naturalness which is often harder to create. It won out over fellow nominees Black Swan, Inception, Shutter Island and The Social Network.
Television winners included Temple Grandin, Boardwalk Empire and Deadliest Catch.
The CAS awarded two honourary awards. The Career Achievement Honoree was Jeffrey S. Wexler. The CAS Filmmaker Award Honoree was DGA president Taylor Hackford. Technical Achievement Awards were given to the microphone Schoeps Super CMIT 2U and the audio repair software program Izotope Izotope RX-2 .
Sound mixing differs from sound editing in that editing consists of sound selection, whereas re-recording mixing consists of blending all of the sound elements including dialogue and music as well as sound effects and foley. Production mixing is really unrelated to post-production mixing, and involves controlling the recording quality of sound on set.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors host their Golden Reel Awards for sound editing later tonight.
Complete list of winners for the Cinema Audio Society Awards
True Grit Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland, CAS; Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS Craig Berkey, CAS Greg Orloff, CAS
Television Movies and Mini-Series
Temple Grandin Production Mixer Ethan Andrus, Re-recording Mixer Rick Ash
Boardwalk Empire (A Return to Normalcy-Episode 12) Production Mixer Franklin D. Stettner, CAS Re-recording Mixer Tom Fleischman, CAS
Television - Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials
Deadliest Catch - Redemption Day Re-recording Mixer Bob Bronow, CAS
DVD Original Programming
30 Days of Night: Dark Days Production Mixer, Michael Williamson, CAS Re-recording Mixers , Eric Lalicata, CAS Calvin Marshall Production Mixer Kent Romney , Re-recording Mixers Mark Server , David Raines, CAS
Technical Achievement Award - Production
Schoeps Super CMIT 2U
Technical Achievement Award - Post Production
Izotope Izotope RX-2
2011 CAS Career Achievement Honoree
Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS
2011 CAS Filmmaker Award Honoree