Friday, September 25, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:55 AM (PDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM (PDT)

Welcoming Remarks by MIX & Sony

Tommy McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Post Production Facilities, at Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Tom Kenny, Editor of Mix, sit down, six feet apart and wearing masks, at the Avid S6 console in the actual Cary Grant Theatre, on the Sony Pictures Studios lot, to welcome attendees to the seventh annual Mix Presents Sound for Film & Television, Virtual Edition.

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM (PDT)

Opening Keynote: The Role of Art and Technology

Longtime journalist and supervising sound editor Larry Blake interviews the dean of modern sound design, Walter Murch, who 50 years ago began his career on Francis Coppola's Rain People and continued working with the director on the soundtracks for The Conversation, Godfather I, II and III and Apocalypse Now. He won the rarest of double Oscars for Best Sound and for Best Film Editing on The English Patient. He is currently in London working on a documentary about the war in Iran. 

Interviewer: Larry Blake - Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
Interviewee: Walter Murch - Film Editor, Sound Designer

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM (PDT)

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Post Sound Editorial During the Shutdown

When the shutdown happened, hundreds of hours of programming were still in the post sound pipeline and needed to be completed safely and remotely while maintaining the highest standards. Join the Motion Picture Sound Editors in a discussion about remote sound editorial solutions, where we share the practical workflows that have proven effective and discuss what considerations will be necessary as we all return to work.

Moderated by: Frank Morrone - CAS

Panelists:

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (PDT)

Morning Networking Break

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM (PDT)

The Sound of Greyhound

World War II action movies, with U-boats and destroyers and storms on the high seas, have proven a rich backdrop for sound design over the years. In late July, Apple TV+ released Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, and the production enlisted the talents of Oscar and CAS Award-winning re-recording mixer Michael Minkler as supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer, Here, Minkler sits down for an interview with Mix Editor Tom Kenny. Presented by Apple TV+

Interviewer: Tom Kenny - Mix
Interviewee: Michael Minkler - CAS

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)

The Composers Lounge: A Conversation With Will Bates

Composer Will Bates discusses his recent work on the Hulu documentary 'Hillary, the Netflix series 'Away' and a multitude of music performance and composing projects. Presented by Netflix

Interviewer: Lily Moayeri - Music Journalist
Interviewee: Will Bates - Fall on Your Sword

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM (PDT)

Comms for Socially Distanced and Zoned Media Production

Join a panel of production audio specialists to learn how Film, TV and Commercial production have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. What new guidelines are now in place to protect cast and crew on the set? How can full-duplex IP-based intercom solutions keep local and remote crew members connected, while maintaining a safe distance? Presented by Clear-Com

Moderated by: Tom Kenny - Mix

Panelists: 

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM (PDT)

Afternoon Networking Break

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM (PDT)

The Composers Lounge: A Conversation With Laura Karpman

Composer Laura Karpman discusses her recent work on the hit HBO series 'Lovecraft Country,' the Discovery Channel Emmy-nominated docu-series 'Why We Hate' and more. Presented by Netflix

Interviewer: Lily Moayeri - Music Journalist
Interviewee: Laura Karpman, Composer 

1:25 PM - 1:55 PM (PDT)

How Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Venom: Let There Be Carnage sound was created in virtual Cary Grant Theater, with new Sony technology

Will Files shares with Steven Ticknor how his team continued sound creation of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Venom: Let There Be Carnage remotely, utilizing Sony’s new technology designed to reproduce mixing stage speaker sound and acoustics on the headphones with absolute precision. Presented by: Sony

Panelists:

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

The Sound of Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods

New York-based Re-Recording Mixer Paul Hsu sits down with Dolby’s own Tom McAndrew to discuss the soundtrack for Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama, past and present, which premiered on Netflix in mid-June. Presented by Dolby

Speakers:

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM (PDT)

Passport to Prizes Giveaway and Event Wrap-Up

Mix Editor Tom Kenny will host a wrap-up of the day’s programming, along with a product giveaway, courtesy of our group of sponsors, all of them innovators in the sound for film and television industry. All registered attendees are eligible, with winners selected randomly from a group that demonstrate the most active engagement with sponsors and programming. 

 

Saturday, September 26, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:55 AM (PDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM (PDT)

Welcoming Remarks by MIX & Sony

Tommy McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Post Production Facilities, at Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Tom Kenny, Editor of Mix, sit down, six feet apart and wearing masks, at the Avid S6 console in the actual Cary Grant Theatre, on the Sony Pictures Studios lot, to welcome attendees to the seventh annual Mix Presents Sound for Film & Television, Virtual Edition.

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM (PDT)

Day 2 Keynote: Ren Klyce: The Music in Sound

San Francisco Bay Area sound designer/re-recording mixer Ren Klyce spent the late-‘80s/early ‘90s in the music industry, programming synths and playing with artists such as Narada Michael Walden, Patti Labelle and Mariah Carey. In 1995 he hooked up with director David Fincher on Se7en, Fight Club and Zodiac, then later The Social Network and the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Plus, Being John Malkovich, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. and Toy Story 4. Larry Blake sits down with Klyce to discuss the musical possibilities within an FX track.

Interviewer: Larry Blake - Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer
Interviewee: Ren Klyce - Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM (PDT)

Play It Don’t Spray It: Mix Notes From a Covid-19 Bubble

A panel of expert post-production mixers share how flexibility of mindset and ingenuity in their workflows is keeping the Play head rolling during the global pandemic shutdown.  Presented by the Cinema Audio Society

Moderated by: David Barber CAS - Juniper Post

Panelists:

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (PDT)

Life Saver! Ideal Environment For Sound Designing at Home, with New Sony Technology

Andrew DeCristofaro and Kami Asgar talk with Steven Ticknor on the difficulty in sound designing at home, and how Sony’s new technology saved their work life, by providing perfect reproduction of mixing stage and editing room environments on the headphones. Presented by: Sony

Panelists: 

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM (PDT)

Morning Networking Break

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)

The Composers Lounge: A Conversation With Fabrice Lecomte

Classically trained composer Fabrice Lecomte discusses his recent work on the score for the film "Sylvie’s Love," which takes place in New York City in the 1950s jazz scene and premiered earlier in the year at Sundance. Presented by Netflix

Interviewer: Jennifer Walden, Journalist
Interviewee: Fabrice Lecomte - Composer

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM (PDT)

Referencing Sound for TV and Film in 2020

How do we make critical judgments on quality for mixes, formats and distribution methods? How do diverse teams of editors, scoring mixers and re-recording mixers pursue common sonic understanding? Finally, how do we present our mixes for client approval, particularly when we can't be in the same room? This panel will discuss the tools and methods used in today's world to determine sound quality, using specific examples from Ozark and recent film work by scoring mixer Dennis Sands. Presented by PMC 

Moderated by: Tom Kenny - Mix

Panelists: 

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM (PDT)

Afternoon Networking Break

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM (PDT)

The Composers Lounge: A Conversation With Nathan Barr

Composer Nathan Barr discusses his recent work on and Miramax’s "Uncle Frank," written and directed by Alan Ball and starring Paul Bettany, Hulu’s upcoming series "The Great," starring Elle Fanning and Nicolas Hoult, and Ryan Murphy’s Netflix drama "Hollywood." Presented by Netflix

Interviewer: Jennifer Walden, Journalist
Interviewee: Nathan Barr, Composer

1:25 PM - 1:55 PM (PDT)

Accurate Listening: Maintaining a Reference Monitor Standard Across Multiple Locations

Editors, sound designers and mixers need to have confidence in their monitoring system and know that what they are hearing at home is what the others are hearing at their location when tracks are exchanged. Not to mention the need for a director or producer to have an accurate listening environment when submitting change notes or approvals. With nearly every film and television project now working across multiple locations, how are top sound professionals, and speaker manufacturers, working to ensure compatible and accurate monitoring solutions. Presented by: Meyer Sound, Grace Designs and Genelec

Moderated by: Tom Kenny - Mix

Panelists: 

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM (PDT)

The Composers Lounge: A Conversation With Daniel Pemberton

Composer Daniel Pemberton dials in from London to discuss his entrance into film scoring with Ridley Scott, his composition for Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn, the upcoming The Trial of the Chicago 7 and his recent work on the Netflix miniseries The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Interviewed by Jennifer Walden. Presented by Netflix

Interviewer: Jennifer Walden, Journalist
Interviewee: Daniel Pemberton - Composer

3:00 PM - 3:05 PM (PDT)

Passport to Prizes Giveaway and Event Wrap-Up

Mix Editor Tom Kenny will host a wrap-up of the day’s programming, along with a product giveaway, courtesy of our group of sponsors, all of them innovators in the sound for film and television industry. All registered attendees are eligible, with winners selected randomly from a group that demonstrate the most active engagement with sponsors and programming.

Friday, September 25, 2020
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

The CAS Parade of Carts - Part 1

Leading production sound mixers from film and TV show their mobile sound rigs. Top mixers share details of their on-set workflow. Take a look at carts, portable sound bags, and follow carts.

Moderator: Peter J. Devlin - CAS

Panelists: 

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

We Burn Like This: Sound Mixing in a Virtual Theater
Presented by Sony

Interviewer: Yoshikazu Takashima - Sony Pictures Entertainment
Interviewee: Diego Perez - Sony Pictures Entertainment

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

PMC Presents - Recording and Mixing Score for Film, TV and Multimedia - Part 1

In this Master Class PMC’s Maurice Patist discusses the challenges to recording and mixing score for Film, TV and Multimedia in 2020 with Noah Scot Snyder (Music Scoring Mixer) and Nick Rives (Capitol Studios).

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)

Blink: Sound Supervising in a Virtual Theater
Presented by Sony

Interviewer: Jason Groff - Sony Pictures Entertainment
Interviewee: Steven Ticknor - Sony Pictures Entertainment

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

Audio Intervisual Design: Design/Build/Mix

In this masterclass session AID discusses the keys to success in realizing a new production facility. AID has supported the media production community through some of the largest technological paradigm shifts in the professional film, video and music industries, and shows examples of project solutions and installations completed in a wide range of media production facilities.

Saturday, September 26, 2020
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM (PDT)

Sony Pictures Television TV Shows Workflow: Transitioning from Stage to Home, Back to Stage
Presented by Sony

Moderator: Gilberto Santiago - Sony Pictures Entertainment

Panelists: 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

The CAS Parade of Carts - Part 2

Leading production sound mixers from film and TV show their mobile sound rigs. Top mixers share details of their on-set workflow. Take a look at carts, portable sound bags, and follow carts.

Moderator: Peter J. Devlin - CAS

Panelists: 

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

Sony Pictures Feature Engineering team member Ben Coflan discusses his experience setting up and running Sony’s new technology
Presented by Sony

Interviewer: Gilberto Santiago - Sony Pictures Entertainment
Interviewee: Ben Coflan - Sony Pictures Entertainment

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)

Audio Intervisual Design: Design/Build/Mix

In this masterclass session AID discusses the keys to success in realizing a new production facility. AID has supported the media production community through some of the largest technological paradigm shifts in the professional film, video and music industries, and shows examples of project solutions and installations completed in a wide range of media production facilities.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

PMC Presents - Recording and Mixing Score for Film, TV and Multimedia - Part 2

In this Master Class PMC’s Maurice Patist discusses the challenges to recording and mixing score for Film, TV and Multimedia in 2020 with Noah Scot Snyder (Music Scoring Mixer) and Nick Rives (Capitol Studios).