Presenters

2017 Mix Sound for Film & TV Speakers

 

Andrew De Cristofaro
One Soundtrack, Multiple Formats: Preparing Immersive Audio for Any-Sized Screen, 11:00-Noon, William Holden Theater

 

 


Jonathan Deans, Moderator, CTO of Westlake Pro
The New Audio Workflow: Building a Technology Backbone for Immersive Audio Production, Distribution, 3:30-4:30, William Holden Theater
Jonathan brings a comprehensive background in technology, music and engineering to his role as Chief Technology Officer for Westlake Pro. He has utilized his technical design acumen for artists, producers, composers, and corporations—designing and managing studio build-outs and system integration for the likes of Discovery Networks, NBC, Red Bull, Snoop Dogg, and many others. He brings a unique perspective to system design through his knowledge of advanced broadcast, music, and post-production workflows, ensuring client objectives are executed elegantly and efficiently, all while maintaining the design’s focus on his client’s creative process.

 

 


Jeremy B. Davis
The New Audio Workflow: Building a Technology Backbone for Immersive Audio Production, Distribution, 3:30-4:30, William Holden Theater
Jeremy B. Davis is a re-recording mix technician that has worked in many of the premier immersive format stages in the industry. He specializes in workflow design and implementation for multi-format feature films and television. Jeremy has helped design solutions on multiple large format consoles and in-the-box mixing workflows and is proficient in the international delivery of immersive format mixes.

 

 

Teri E. Dorman
From Mic to Mix, 1:30-2:30, William Holden Theater
Sound Editor Teri E. Dorman has worked on more than 100 feature films in a career that began in 1974. Her earlier films included The Deer Hunter, The Great Santini, Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun. Over the last 20 years and since converting from film to digital editing, she has concentrated on supervising dialog editing. She appreciates the collaboration between production mixer, sound editor and re-recording mixer. Her other credits include: FoxcatcherMoneyballFrost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, Pearl Harbor, Spy Game and all three Pirates of the Caribbean films. She is a 30-year member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and currently serves as one of the three Governors representing the sound branch in the Academy.

 

 


Jesse Ehredt
From Mic to Mix, 1:30-2:30, William Holden Theater
Jesse Ehredt earned his BA in Film/Video at Penn State University. With almost 20 years experience in the sound industry in NYC and L.A., in both production and post-production, Jesse has worked as an on-set mixer, assistant sound editor, dialog editor, sound supervisor, sound designer and re-recording mixer in both film and television. His past credits include such works as: O, Brother Where Art Thou, Captain Fantastic, Transparent and Lady Dynamite. Jesse currently works as an assistant sound editor and recordist at Westwind Media in Burbank, on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, and Criminal Minds.

 

 

Tim Holly
RF Coordination in a Shrinking Spectrum, 2:30-3:15, Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage

 

 


Kurt Howell, Focusrite
The New Audio Workflow: Building a Technology Backbone for Immersive Audio Production, Distribution, 3:30-4:30, William Holden Theater
Kurt Howell has more than 35 years of industry experience in all genres of music including over 60 international record releases. In his position at Focusrite, Kurt is responsible for the U.S. National Sales of the RedNet and Red product line, as well as the launching of new products for the company. Kurt has a strong foundation in sales, product demonstration and solution-based organization and continues to embrace the leading edge of technology in many aspects of the audio industry.

 

 


Marti Humphrey, The Dub Stage, Re-Recording Mixer
The New Audio Workflow: Building a Technology Backbone for Immersive Audio Production, Distribution, 3:30-4:30, William Holden Theater
Marti Humphrey is an Emmy Award-winning veteran re-recording mixer and owner of The Dub Stage, a company providing state-of-the-art digital sound services for post-production. His expertise includes Immersive Sound workflows and mixing for post-production using DTS:X, IMAX 12.0 and 6.0, Dolby Atmos, and Auro 3D. Marti has mixed for television and major motion pictures, including Poltergeist (2015), Oz the Great and Powerful, and The Grudge.

 

 

Adam Imada
RF Coordination in a Shrinking Spectrum, 2:30-3:15, Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage
Adam Imada is the Director of Sony’s Production and Post Solutions division. This group oversees the equipment and technical needs for production sound, post production video and editorial networking. Adam received his bachelor of arts degree in Film and Television from Chapman University. He began his career with Sony in 2007 and has been in a technical management role since 2008. His department is currently supporting 30 clients, including Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, The Goldbergs and Jumanji.

 

 


Jay Jennings, Sound Designer, Birdhouse Sound
One Soundtrack, Multiple Formats: Preparing Immersive Audio for Any-Sized Screen, 11:00-Noon, William Holden Theater
Since his arrival in Hollywood 20 years ago, Jay has been Sound Designer on more than 60 feature films, including Transformers 5, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Kung Fu Panda 3, Godzilla and Road To Perdition. He has won three MPSE Golden Reel Awards and been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award along with numerous others for his work in film, television, games, commercials and documentaries. Jay’s sound design work can be heard in the upcoming films Meg (2018) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019).

 

 


Bill Johnston, VP of Engineering, The Formosa Group
The New Audio Workflow: Building a Technology Backbone for Immersive Audio Production, Distribution, 3:30-4:30, William Holden Theater
Bill Johnston is currently the VP of Engineering for The Formosa Group, supervising the technical engineering and physical infrastructure of Formosa’s multiple Los Angeles sound facilities.  A native of Eugene, Oregon, Bill earned a Bachelor of Music and Master of Science degrees in Music Engineering from the University of Miami, Florida, in 1885 and 1988, respectively.  Since relocating in Los Angeles in 1988, Bill has been actively pursuing the application of digital audio and networking workflows to post-production editorial, dubbing and music recording.  Prior jobs include Chief Engineer for EFX Systems, VP of Engineering for Signet Sound and the Soundelux Entertainment Group, and SVP of Engineering for Ascent Media Creative Sound Services (including Todd-AO, Soundelux, Modern Music, DMG, Sound One, DSP and 4MC), which later transformed into CSS Studios. Bill is also a professional musician (saxophone and clarinet) and continues to perform and record in the Los Angeles area.

 

 


Tony Lamberti, Re-Recording Mixer/Sound Designer
One Soundtrack, Multiple Formats: Preparing Immersive Audio for Any-Sized Screen, 11:00-Noon, William Holden Theater
Tony has worked in motion picture and television sound for more than 30 years. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Inglourious Basterds. After earning a degree in music production and engineering from Berklee College of Music, Lamberti began his career as a sound editor in Hollywood. He later joined Soundelux, where he became a sound designer, and then spent 12 years at Todd-AO as a re-recording mixer. His Emmy Awards came for the long-form television projects John Adams (2008) and And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003). His more than 160 motion picture and television credits also include Spider-Man: Homecoming, Power Rangers, Django Unchained, Shrek, Mission: Impossible II. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

 

Mark Mangini, Moderator, Sound Designer, Re-Recording Mixer
One Soundtrack, Multiple Formats: Preparing Immersive Audio for Any-Sized Screen, 11:00-Noon, William Holden Theater
Nominated four times for an Academy Award for Best Sound editing, Mark won and Oscar in 2016 for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road. He has worked on such notable films as: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, Die Hard, Star Trek, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Fifth Element, The Green Mile, Warrior and Jack the Giant Slayer.

 

 

Scott Millan, CAS
From Mic to Mix, 1:30-2:30, William Holden Theater
Four-time Oscar-winning re-recording mixer Scott Millan joined Technicolor Sound Services at Paramount in September 2011 as the Sound Director. In 2012, his peers and industry colleagues honored Scott and elected him to serve Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as Sound Branch Governor and he continues to do so today. In 2012 the Cinema Audio Society awarded Scott its highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award. In 2012 Scott earned his ninth Academy Award nomination for the film, “Skyfall” directed by Sam Mendes. Scott has received four Oscars (Apollo 13, Gladiator, Ray and The Bourne Ultimatum), and he has additionally been nominated for eight BAFTA awards, winning three, and nine Cinema Audio Society nominations with three wins.

 

 

Edward L. Moskowitz, CAS
From Mic to Mix, 1:30-2:30, William Holden Theater
Edward L Moskowitz, CAS, is a production sound mixer who trained in the theater and early in his career was mixing live music at multiple performance venues before moving into the studio to work on MultiCam Audience Shows as well as single-camera episodic.  His credits include: “The Beach Boys-An American Family,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Annie,” “Empty Nest,” “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air,” ”Cybill,” “Will & Grace,” and “Criminal Minds.” He is a former President of the Cinema Audio Society, and a Member of the Audio Engineering Society, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and IATSE L#695.

 

 

Phillip W. Palmer, CAS, Moderator
RF Coordination in a Shrinking Spectrum, 2:30-3:15, Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage
Phillip Palmer was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Film and Television Production. Starting his sound career in music and touring, he migrated early to film and television production.  After many years as a boom operator and sound utility, Phil began his mixing career in 1999.  He has had the pleasure of working with many great filmmakers and continues his pursuit of excellence today.  Phil first served on the Board of Directors in 2010 and is currently the Vice President of the CAS and the Treasurer for IATSE Local 695.

 

Mark Paterson, The Composers Lounge
Mark is a Re-recording mixer originally from the UK. He started his career 17 years ago at Goldcrest in London and worked with many famed British directors including Edgar Wright, Terry Gilliam, Mike Leigh and Tom Hooper to name a few. In 2013, after winning an Academy Award for his work on Les mIserable, Mark moved to Los Angeles and joined the team at Todd AO. He now works as a freelance Mixer for all the major Studios and his recent work includes Ghostbusters, Ghost in the shell and even a dip into TV to mix a few episodes of Game of Thrones.

 


Brian Riordan, Levels Audio, Re-Recording Mixer
The New Audio Workflow: Building a Technology Backbone for Immersive Audio Production, Distribution, 3:30-4:30, William Holden Theater
Brian Riordan is a Re-Recording mixer, Music Mixer, Music Producer, Musician, Entrepreneur and founder and president of Levels Audio. Brian has received a staggering 18 Primetime Emmy nominations and is a four-time Emmy Award winner.  Levels Audio Post is the embodiment of his life’s dream to facilitate the absolute best in audio post in an unmatched atmosphere of luxury.

 

 

Stephen E. Rivkin, ACE
From Mic to Mix, 1:30-2:30, William Holden Theater
Stephen Rivkin currently serves as President of the American Cinema Editors and is on the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture Editors Guild. He founded The Committee for Creative Recognition and EditorsPetition.com to petition film festivals and critics organizations to add the category of Film Editing to their annual awards presentations.
Rivkin was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and an ACE Eddie Award for his work on James Cameron’s mega-blockbuster Avatar, which he co-edited. He also co-edited the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski. All three films were nominated for ACE Eddie Awards, with a win for the original summer hit Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He is currently working on the Lightstorm Entertainment produced Alita: Battle Angel for director Robert Rodriguez and the Avatar sequels for director James Cameron.

 

 


Dave Rowe, Lead Sound Designer, Infinity Ward
One Soundtrack, Multiple Formats: Preparing Immersive Audio for Any-Sized Screen, 11:00-Noon, William Holden Theater
Dave Rowe has been creating audio for games for more than 15 years. His credits include five of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater titles, six of the Guitar Hero titles, and two Call of Duty titles, including the TEC Award-winning Call of Duty: Ghosts, and 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Working internally at a game software developer he forges new experiences through audio supervision and by creating new sounds and technology. His hybrid background in music, audio post, and computer science lend well to this interactive medium, where the mix can change dynamically based on gameplay.

 

 


Julian Slater, Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
One Soundtrack, Multiple Formats: Preparing Immersive Audio for Any-Sized Screen, 11:00-Noon, William Holden Theater
Julian Slater has created and designed sound for movies over a career spanning 25 years. He has collaborated frequently with many top directors, including Edgar Wright, Tim Burton, Joel Edgerton, George Miller and Louis Letterier. His most recent projects include the upcoming release Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the highly acclaimed Baby Driver. He is a two-time Emmy Award nominee, BAFTA nominee and won a 2016 MPSE Golden Reel Award as part of the sound team on Mad Max: Fury Road.

 

 

Stephen A, Tibbo, CAS
From Mic to Mix, 1:30-2:30, William Holden Theater
Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS, is a three-time Emmy and five-time CAS Award-winning production sound mixer. He also works regularly as an ADR Mixer and re-recording mixer on independent films, pilots and television commercials. He is best known for his work on the hit television show “Modern Family.” tephen’s past credits include the films American Pie 2 and Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, as well as numerous television series.

 

 


Karol Urban, CAS, Moderator
From Mic to Mix, 1:30-2:30, William Holden Theater
Karol Urban is an L.A.-based re-recording mixer (Grey’s Anatomy, Kingdom, Notorious, Band Aid, Director’s Cut) who serves as editor of the CAS Quarterly, Board Member for the CAS, and currently serves on the Television Academy Sound Peer Group Executive Committee. She started her career on the East Coast and has a rich background in non-fiction storytelling, having worked for Discovery Channel and mixed for National Geographic crafting nature and political documentaries. The range of productions she has been exposed to has provided her the opportunity to understand the need for communication between production and post to ensure a successful final mix.