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Summer 2023

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8 S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 I C A S Q U A R T E R L Y COLLABORATORS David Bondelevitch CAS MPSE is a re-recording mixer and educator who has won two Emmy Awards and two MPSE Golden Reel Awards (and has been nominated 22 times). He is Past President and Board member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). David was the Secretary of the Cinema Audio Society 2012- 2019, Vice President 2007-2011, and has been on the Board of Directors since 2006. He has been writing for the CAS Quarterly magazine since 2006 and was co-editor in 2007. His most recent projects include mixing the documentary Empty Net , about the US Paralympics sled hockey team that aired on NBC Sports. He also mixed the documentary Southwest of Salem, which won a Peabody Award. He also mixed the cult comedy Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, starring Persian-American comedian Maz Jobrani. David is an associate professor at CU Denver, where he teaches recording arts. David received his MFA in cinema production from USC and also holds a bachelor of music in jazz composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Jon Greasley CAS MPSE is a Los Angeles- based, Brit-transplant sound designer, re-recording mixer, and general noisemaker with over 10 years experience designing and mixing for film, TV, and streaming. He has been nominated for multiple awards, been a featured speaker for "Mix Presents: Sound for Film & TV" and Grammy Museum events, and has contributed multiple articles to CAS Quarterly. Recent standout credits include Your Honor, Mr. Harrigan's Phone, The Orville, and Cosmos: Possible Worlds. CAS Associate Sam Casas has been working as a re-recording mixer and sound designer at Lime Studios in Santa Monica since 2003. He has found a successful niche mixing TV commercials for global and national brands such as Adidas, Visa, QuickBooks, and Postmates, to name a few. In addition to his commercial work at Lime Studios, he finds time to mix the occasional independent feature such as Lupe for HBO Max, various shorts, and music videos for artists such as H.E.R. and French Montana. Joining MPEG in 2017, and then MPSE and CAS in 2018 as an Associate member, Sam has a passion for acquiring and sharing knowledge. With a love of film and episodic television, the CAS has been a great inspiration in his goal to bring a cinematic approach to all his work. Connecting with other members while writing articles for the CAS Quarterly has been especially educational and rewarding. Sam has a fully equipped and treated 5.1 studio at his home in Studio City, CA, which he has been able to make his primary workplace since the start of the pandemic in 2020. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books about acoustics, thinking about maybe starting to exercise again, and spending time with his wife Elise and son Sebastian. Peter Kelsey CAS started his career in sound at the illustrious independent recording studio Trident Studios, where all the early Elton John and David Bowie albums were recorded. Here, Peter learned from engineers and producers such as Rupert Hine, Ken Scott, Roy Thomas Baker, Robin Geoffrey Cable, and David Hentschel. He was a second engineer on the Carly Simon album No Secrets, and part of the mixing team for Elton John's album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. After moving to the USA, he did a lot of work as a scoring mixer before moving into post-production sound. He has worked on many David Kelley shows, including Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, for both of which he won sound mixing Emmys. He worked for RH Factor for many years and for the last three years has worked for Smart Post Sound. He is currently working on Speechless, The Chi, Arrested Development, and Dead to Me. Peter has a degree in mathematics, a black belt in tae kwon do, and loves to do public speaking. Adam Howell CAS Upon earning a recording engineer degree from Full Sail, Adam relocated to L.A. in 2002. After an internship at Hans Zimmer's studio and working in the music industry, Adam ventured into post-production audio before finding his passion in the field as a production sound mixer. He has mixed and supervised over 100 unscripted shows and feels fortunate to have worked on so many diverse projects with creative and talented individuals. When not pressing record, Adam enjoys playing the guitar, Beatles trivia, documentaries, hiking, and spending time with his wife and son. Kurt Kassulke CAS is a longtime effects re-recording mixer with an Emmy for Ally McBeal and diverse credits ranging back to The X-Files, The Practice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue, Castle, Under the Dome, Vampire Diaries, and Hawaii 5-0. Kurt's most recent work can be heard on Grey's Anatomy, Project Blue Book, Big Sky, and more! Karol Urban CAS MPSE has served directors and producers as a re-recording mixer for television and feature films since 1999. She describes her job as "playing mind games with sound." Karol is an involved member of her community, having served as part of the Television Academy's Governor's Peer Group for Sound Mixing, co-organized The LA Sound Group, and served as a blue-ribbon panel judge for the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reels. Karol acted as content editor of the CAS Quarterly for seven years and served as a Board member for the Cinema Audio Society before being elected as President of the organization in 2019, where she served until terming out in 2023. She enjoys educational outreach and moderation and is a strong advocate for the art of sound for picture. Some of Karol's notable credits include: Grey's Anatomy, The Stand, Made for Love, For All Mankind, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, National Treasure: Edge of History, and Tiny Beautiful Things. Daniel Vasquez V. CAS is a re-recording mixer and sound editor whose career began in the United Kingdom and then established back in his home country, Colombia. He studied recording arts and holds a master's degree in audio post-production. Daniel has more than 15 years of experience working in television and film across more than 15 countries, including the United States, Mexico, Spain, and the UK, among others. He was co-creator of SoundNode in England and co-founder of Clap Studios in Colombia, both sound post- production facilities. Daniel is an eight-time nominee for Best Sound at the Colombian Academy Awards and was a winner in 2022. He was also a nominee at the Venezuelan Academy for Best Sound Mix in 2020. Daniel is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Colombian Film Academy and has also worked as a teacher and guest lecturer at universities, academic institutions, and for various events. Daniel shares his passion for sound with aviation, as he is also a private pilot.

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