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Oscars 2016: CAS Awards

CAS announced their winner tonight.

It was La La Land.

The original musical that’s gonna win Best Picture is also gonna win Best Sound Mixing.


A bunch more precursors tomorrow.

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Oscars 2016: CAS Nominations

Our next shortlist today is the one that’s easiest for me to deal with. Cinema Audio Society. AKA Sound Mixing. We all love us some sound mixing, don’t we?

Quick, what’s the difference between sound editing and sound mixing? Yeah, I know. That’s like when people ask you if you think their baby is cute. And you have to on the spot try not to look like an idiot because you think the baby looks like a garden gnome in a onesie.

Sound mixing is the entire sound design of the film. We’ll deal with sound editing when we get to it. Basically all you need to know this year for sound mixing — this is the one that includes musicals. Which means that La La Land ain’t gonna lose.

Here are your CAS nominees: (more…)

Oscars 2015: CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society also announced their winners tonight. They’re the guild of sound mixers.

In a category featuring four of the five Oscar nominees (The guild nominated The Hateful Eight instead of The Martian), The Revenant won. Which shows a lot of support for that film in the guild, and possibly for Best Picture.

Mad Max not winning either means nothing in the end, or it means a split for Sound. And, as we all know, predicting a split in the sound categories is always perilous, unless there’s a musical involved. Though, to be fair, they were also wrong last year in picking Birdman. So maybe this means nothing. We’ve got a week to decide.

Oscars 2015: Cinema Audio Society Nominations

CAS has announced their nominations. They’re the guild for Sound Mixing. Meaning the entire sound mix, not just the compiling of sound effects and such.

This is one of three guild nominees today, and is the easiest of the three to talk about, so let’s just get into it.

Here are your CAS nominees for 2015: (more…)

Oscars 2014: CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society handed their awards out tonight.

That’s Sound Mixing, for those who don’t know. And Sound Mixing is the entire sound design of a film, for those who don’t know. Not the creation of the sounds, but rather everything you hear when you experience a movie.

The CAS category and the Oscar category matched 4/5, with both having Birdman, Interstellar, Unbroken and American Sniper, and CAS having Guardians of the Galaxy with the Oscars having Whiplash as the fifth nominee.

Which means that whatever wins is most likely a good bet to take the category at the Oscars. (more…)

Oscars 2014: CAS Nominations

The Cinema Audio Society announced their nominations. They’re the guild that corresponds to Best Sound (Mixing).

To make it easier on everyone, Best Sound Mixing is basically just the sound in the entire movie. And Sound Editing is the creation and assembling of those sounds. What you hear when you watch the movie. Which is why only musicals get nominated for Mixing and Pixar only gets nominated for Editing.

And the guild nominees for this year by the mixer are:

Motion Picture (Live-Action)

American Sniper


Guardians of the Galaxy


Unbroken (more…)

Oscars 2013 Update: CAS Nominations

And here’s your second shortlist of the day: The Cinema Audio Society.

That’s Sound Mixing, for those of you who don’t know.

Sound Editing is basically compiling all the different sounds, and making all the sounds that will be in the sound mix, and sound mixing is basically putting everything into what you hear when you watch the movie. So it’s basically mixing everything together, making certain things more noticeable than others, putting things in different channels (like when you hear the revving of a car in the rear speakers, but in the front you hear other effects and music and such), and putting the music and dialogue over everything. The real easy way to differentiate: Last year, Les Mis won for Mixing, and Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty tied (remember that?) for Editing.

So here are your Cinema Audio Society nominees: (more…)