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'Avatar,' 'Trek' land sound mixing noms

Cinema Audio Society also cites 'Hurt Locker,' 'District 9'

The sci-fi forces struck again as the Cinema Audio Society announced its nominees for the 46th CAS Awards for outstanding achievement in sound mixing.

Nominated in the best film category are "Avatar," "District 9," "The Hurt Locker," "Star Trek" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

The awards will be presented Feb. 27 at a dinner at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

 

The CAS Career Achievement Award will be presented to re-recording mixer/sound designer Randy Thom, director of sound design at Skywalker Sound, and the CAS Filmmaker Award will be presented to stop-motion filmmaker Henry Selick.

A complete list of nominees can be found on the next page.



Cinema Audio Society Awards nominees for outstanding achievement in sound mixing for 2009

Motion Pictures

Avatar
Re-recording Mixers: Chris Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson
Production Mixer: Tony Johnson, CAS

District 9
Re-recording Mixers: Michael Hedges, Gilbert Lake
Production Mixer: Ken Saville

The Hurt Locker
Re-recording Mixers: Paul N.J. Ottosson
Production Mixer: Ray Beckett

**Star Trek
Re-recording Mixers: Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer
Production Mixer: Peter J. Devlin, CAS

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Re-recording Mixers: Greg P. Russell, CAS, Gary Summers
Production Mixer: Geoffrey Patterson, CAS

Television Movies and Miniseries

Broken-House MD
Re-recording Mixer:    Richard Weingart, CAS, Gerry Lentz, CAS
Production Mixer: Von Varga

**Endgame
Re-recording Mixers: Mark Paterson,Jamie Roden
Production Mixer: Chris Ashworth

Grey Gardens
Re-recording Mixer: Rick Ash
Production Mixer: Henry Enbry

Into the Storm
Re-recording Mixers: Brendan Nicholson
Production Mixer: Martin Trevis, CAS

Taking Chance
Re-recording Mixers: Rick Ash
Production Mixer: TJ O'Mara

Television Series

24 - 10PM to 11PM
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS, Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: William F. Gocke, CAS

Battlestar Galactica - Daybreak, Part 2
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS, Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: Rick Bal, CAS

Desperate Housewives - Boom Crunch
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS, Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: Agamemnon Andriannos, CAS

Glee - Wheels
Re-recording Mixers: Joseph H. Earle Jr., CAS, Doug Andham
Production Mixer: Phillip W. Palmer, CAS

Mad Men - Guy Walks Into and Advertising Agency
Re-recording Mixers: Ken Teaney, CAS,Todd Orr
Production Mixer: Peter Bently

Television - Nonfiction, Variety or Music - Series or Specials

Deadliest Catch - "Stay Focused or Die"
Re-recording Mixer: Bob Bronow, CAS

The National Parks Ep #1 "The Scripture of Nature"
Re-recording Mixer: Dominick Tavella, CAS
ADR Mixer: Lou Verrico
       
**Nova - "Extreme Ice"
Re-recording Mixer:    Paul James Zahnley, CAS
Production Mixer: David Ruddick, Jeff Orlowski, Chris Strollo, CAS

The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala Starring Renee Fleming
Re-recording Mixer: Ken Hahn, CAS
Music Mixer: Jay Saks
Production Mixer: Jorge Silva
                   
Woodstock: Now and Then
Re-recording Mixer: Ken Hahn, CAS
Production Mixers: Jonathan Chiles, William Tzouris, Ryan Carroll

DVD Original Programming

Battlestar Galactica's The Plan
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS, Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: Rick Bal, CAS

Caprica
Re-recording Mixers: Michael G. Olman, CAS, Kenneth Kobett, CAS
Production Mixer: Rick Bal, CAS

Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side
Re-recording Mixer: James Fitzpatrick, CAS
Production Mixer: Patrick Clark

**Into the Blue: The Reef
Re-recording Mixers: Terry O'Bright, CAS, Keith A. Rogers, CAS
Production Mixer: Joel Catalan

**Monsters vs. Aliens - "Bob's Big Break"
Re-recording Mixers: Gary D. Rogers, CAS, Daniel J. Hiland, CAS
       
** Denotes individual nominee names not finalized at time of release

Cinema Audio Society nominees for Technical Awards for 2009

Production

Audio Technica
BP4029 Stereo Shotgun Microphone

Lectrosonics
Octopack: Portable Multicoupler for SR Series Receivers

Professional Sound Corp
Solice Audio Mixer

Zaxcom
TRX992 Digital Recording Wireless Boom Transceiver

Zaxcom   
ZaxNet 2.4GHz RF network of remote control signals, timecode, IFB audio and metadata

Postproduction

Audio Ease
SpeakerPhone 2: Speaker emulator

Euphonix
Artist Series MC Control: Studio control-mixer interface

Izotope
RX Standalone application designed for audio restoration

DigiDesign
Pro Tools 8

Sound Devices
Wave Agent File Librarian