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Fall 2019

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C A S   Q U A R T E R L Y     F A L L 2 0 1 9   61 Clockwise from bottom left: Skip Lievsay CAS, Cece Hall MPSE, CAS President Karol Urban CAS MPSE, director, Midge Costin MPSE, Qianbaihui Yang MPSE, Cheryl Ottenritter CAS MPSE, and Deborah Wallach; David Barber CAS MPSE, event organizer and Board member for the MPSE, and Karol Urban; the Dolby 88. On Thursday, August 22, Motion Picture Sound Editors, Cinema Audio Society, and Post New York Alliance partnered together to co-sponsor a Sound Advice Event entitled "Pathways: Journeys to our lives in Sound." The event took place at the Dolby 88 in midtown New York, and started off with a reception and networking hour followed by a panel celebrating sound for film and then a screening of Midge Costin's documentary, Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound. Panel members were made up of sound editor Midge Costin MPSE (Armageddon, Crimson Tide, Con Air); supervising sound editor Cece Hall MPSE, the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing for Top Gun, who went on to win an Oscar for The Hunt for Red October; re-recording mixer Cheryl Ottenritter CAS MPSE, studio owner of Ott House Audio, an early implementor of immersive technology and innovative specialist in expansive special venue content; re-recording mixer Karol Urban CAS MPSE (Grey's Anatomy, Into the Dark, New Girl), a 20-plus year audio veteran and current CAS President; supervising ADR editor and sound editor Deborah Wallach (The Silence of the Lambs, A Beautiful Mind, Julie & Julia); and Foley supervisor and sound editor Qianbaihui Yang MPSE (Captain Marvel, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Toy Story 4). Moderation was provided by supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay CAS (Gravity, Roma, No Country for Old Men). The discussion explored the origin of these careers, as well as life lessons, thoughts on future technologies and the future of cinema, as well as their inspirations. The event was an incredible success, helping to bridge understanding of our individual crafts amongst the sound community and filmmaking community. Karol Urban explains, "This was a unique opportunity to work together with our sound editorial brothers and sisters, provide greater membership value to our East Coast members, and inform and educate filmmakers and producers about the incredible power of sound to communicate their narrative. We have so much to offer one another." David Barber CAS MPSE led the event and represented the Board of Directors of Motion Picture Sound Editors. He summarizes, "This 'Pathways' panel was an incredible showcase of talent whose work has affected us all through the years, whether we knew it or not. Their artistry and expertise are only outmatched by the kindness, generosity, and enthusiasm that was on display for us all to learn from and enjoy. It was a truly memorable evening, and I hope just the first of many joint ventures with the MPSE, CAS, and PNYA." A complete video of the panel is available for viewing: http://cinemaaudiosociety. org/cas-summer-sponsorship-sound -advise-event-pathways-journeys-to-our -lives-in-sound/

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