AGENDA

Friday, September 24, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM (PDT)

Welcome Remarks

Tom Kenny Tommy McCarthy
10:05 AM - 10:25 AM (PDT)

Opening Keynote Presentation

 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

The Rebirth of Sound Design: Music, Effects and the Unified Edit

Sound effects, Foley, score, source music, dialog, ADR, backgrounds, field recordings, sample-twisting and electronic morphing—they all contribute to the art and feel of a film or television soundtrack. They are all part of the “sound design.” While much of the discussion over the past 18 months has focused on remote collaboration and workflow, a renaissance in sound design has quietly taken place. In this expert panel, top music editors, supervising sound editors and sound designers discuss the tools and techniques they employ to create a unified vision for delivery to the re-recording team.

Tom Kenny
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM (PDT)

Sound for The Power of the Dog

 Presented by:  

Jennifer Walden
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM (PDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

Connection, Control and Playback: What You Need to Know Before Building an Immersive Studio

Upgrading a studio from stereo or 5.1 surround to a full-blown 7.1.4 or 9.1.6 immersive room is not as complex or intimidating as it once seemed. Nor as expensive. You do need to add Cat 6 cabling, increase I/O, upgrade your DAW, and add/configure speakers, along with associated monitor control. But with proper planning and a clear pre-design intent, setting up a Dolby Atmos stage can be painless. Through its RedNet product line, Focusrite has provided the immersive backbone for countless immersive facilities over the past decade, while Genelec has pioneered immersive monitoring setup, configuration and performance for 7.1.4 and 9.1.6 playback In this special presentation, the two companies are joined by representatives from Dolby and Netflix for a discussion about the foundations of studio setup through a look at real-world examples from Netflix Studios and the Genelec Experience Center.

Presented by:  & 

Tom Kenny Will Eggleston David Gould Leslie Gaston-Bird
12:05 PM - 12:25 PM (PDT)

Emerging Technologies and Workflows in Sound and Picture

The focus on integrated sound and picture—in production, post-production and distribution to the home—has been increasing over the past couple of years. Technology advances in projection and display technologies, along with concurrent leaps in immersive audio playback and distribution, have allowed talent in the two disciplines to work with high-res image and sound, throughout the creative process, approvals and on to delivery in multiple languages. Meyer Sound, world leaders in immersive playback monitoring and home theater systems, recently worked with Sony, Dolby and Netflix on a revolutionary new Ultra Reflex sound system for Sony’s emerging high-end direct view display system, effectively bouncing sound off the screen and using DSP to “project” a true immersive sound image In this special presentation, the team details how this state-of-the-art facility was put together and what it means for the future of integrated sound and picture production.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny Tim Boot
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM (PDT)

Composer Profile: A Conversation With Mark Mothersbaugh

 Presented by:  

Jennifer Walden
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

Composer Profile: A Conversation With Dickon Hinchliffe

 Presented by:  

Jennifer Walden
1:05 PM - 1:25 PM (PDT)

Dynamic Parametric Equalization (DPEQ) in Conventional and Immersive Media Post-Production

DPEQ allows for seamless integration of EQ and dynamics processing. Parametric EQ forces processing to be performed in the time domain, avoiding block averaging and modulation of STFT-based systems in order to support fast and robust dynamic reaction. This talk moves beyond these base advantages to explore ways DPEQ can assist in the post-production of media audio content. We discuss how DPEQ can be used to tame the mixing of several independently recorded sources into one soundtrack, in addition to how DPEQ can equalize for more arcane characteristics such as acoustic conditions of recording. We address the application of DPEQ, as manifest in the product Quartet DynPEQ, to multichannel tracks and buses without harming spatial information in spite of it being a non-linear processor.

Presented by: 

Thor Legvold Jason LaRocca Tom Marks, CAS George Massenburg Matt Orlando
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

The Art of Mixing: Creating Space, Finding Balance

Re-recording mixers don't think about whether the mix they’re working on is headed for theaters or television/streaming; they think about the story being told and the best way to convey that in the final soundtrack. Technically, re-recording is about creating space for music, effects and dialog to all speak. Artistically, it’s about weaving those three elements into balance—scene by scene, moment by moment—to fulfill the director’s vision. The technologies exist to create nearly any kind of space, whether in the frequency spectrum or the immersive field. On this expert panel, we’ll hear from top re-recording mixers about how they use those technologies, and their own techniques, to create the proper balance.

Presented by: 

Tom Kenny
2:05 PM - 2:25 PM (PDT)

Sound for The Guilty

 Presented by:  

Jennifer Walden David Esparza Ed Novick Steve Pederson Mandell Winter, MPSE
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM (PDT)

A Presentation by Adobe

 Presented by:  

Mark Leombruni
2:55 PM - 3:05 PM (PDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM (PDT)

Featured Presentation

 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)

Technology and Workflow: What’s Changed, What’s Next?

In March 2020, Hollywood edit suites and re-recording stages shut down. Sound editors, mixers, composers, chief engineers, assistants, recordists, boom operators and all those who support them were sent home, often in the middle of projects. But the content kept coming. The audience demanded it. With disruption comes change, and overnight, sound supervisors and post-production professionals were forced to look at their technologies, modify their workflows and still deliver stellar tracks—on budget and on time, most often collaborating from remote locations. In this expert panel of creatives and technologists, we explore how those processes have changed and we take a look at what’s in store for 2022.

 Presented by: 

Tom Kenny Thomas Dolby Bob Ehlers
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM (PDT)

Closing Remarks

Tom Kenny