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57th Annual CAS Awards

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THE 57TH ANNUAL CAS AWARDS C I N E M A A U D I O S O C I E T Y 5 Welcome to the 57th CAS Awards! It has been over a year since last we came together to celebrate our sound mixing community and we are so very happy to see you all. The past year has been fraught with challenges, unrest, and uncertainty. The threats we faced required each of us as individuals to reflect upon what matters to us most and to dedicate ourselves anew to our chosen craft. But we did not simply survive alone. Through our passion for sound and our desperate yearning to create, our community grew tighter. Telling stories is how humans communicate ideas, share experiences, and spark connection. During this tumultuous time, the world turned to our work to find comfort, comprehension, and connection. Each story we craft physically transports the listener to a different time and place, providing a common refuge that inexorably bonds each member of the audience. Our work brings people together. Through all the challenges we have faced, our stories continue to reach the world. The nominees we celebrate today display a level of storytelling and craftsmanship that rivals that of any previous year. Their work would not have been possible without incredible workflow developments by the engineers, manufacturers, and developers who continuously support our efforts as mixers. Additionally, it is information exchange, creative thinking, and dedication to our craft by sound mixers that ensured the playhead kept rolling. We are indebted to the talents and innovations that have allowed so many of us to continue to mix during this time of physical distancing. We are due a celebration that is worthy of the ingenuity, innovation, and dedication shown by all our members during the challenges of 2020. It is the heartfelt intention of your Board of Directors that you experience that recognition and feeling of immense accomplishment tonight. Take this moment to reflect and truly realize the journey you have been on this year and all the successes that have manifested as a result of you. Visit with one another, share the stories of your journey, and reconnect. Congratulations to every one of our members, nominees, winners, and honorees. This year we have all achieved by virtue of our endurance and commitment outstanding excellence in sound mixing. Thank you, Karol Urban CAS MPSE President | Cinema Audio Society PRESIDENT'S LETTER

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