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Saturday, September 24, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)

Registration Opens

 
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM (PDT)

Breakfast

 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)

Lunch

 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)

Reception/Cocktails

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Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)

Keynote | Sound Changes

Mix co-editor Tom Kenny will moderate the discussion, titled “Sound Changes,” where topics will include everything from the nature of today’s re-recording stage, the rise of streaming services, new technologies and formats, and the emergence of the sound designer/mixer, with a few fun stories tossed in. 

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Will Files Craig Henighan Julian Slater
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

Pro Tools hardware and software solutions for Dolby Atmos

Join Jeff Komar from Avid as he explores various ways to work with immersive audio in Pro Tools - from simple software-based solutions with headphones, up to multiple workstations paired with a dedicated Dolby Atmos renderer. We'll examine how to configure Pro Tools and the Dolby Atmos Renderer for efficient monitoring and delivery.

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

The Batman

The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. Join this session to hear a panel discussion from some of the film’s sound design team.

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

Networking/S6 Demo

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

Networking/S6 Demo

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

Dune
DUNE is a 2021 American epic science fiction set in the distant future. Among its numerous awards and nominations, it received 10 nominations at the 94th Academy Awards, and won six including Best Sound. Join this session to hear a panel discussion from some of the film’s sound design team.

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Mark Mangini Ron Bartlett
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)

Networking/S6 Demo

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PDT)

The Orville

The Orville: New Horizons is an American science fiction comedy-drama television series currently in its third season. It was created by and starring Seth MacFarlane. Join this session to hear a panel discussion from some of the show’s sound design team.

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Tom Costantino Jon Greasley
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)

Networking/S6 Demo

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)

Pro Tools hardware and software solutions for Dolby Atmos

Join Jeff Komar from Avid as he explores various ways to work with immersive audio in Pro Tools - from simple software-based solutions with headphones, up to multiple workstations paired with a dedicated Dolby Atmos renderer. We'll examine how to configure Pro Tools and the Dolby Atmos Renderer for efficient monitoring and delivery.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (PDT)

Sound Editing: The Interplay of Sound Design and Music

While the initial decisions regarding a soundtrack typically take place in the script reading and the picture edit, the combination of the music and effects edits will always reveal a much fuller, richer and more integrated sound experience, especially in an immersive audio environment, where space is no longer at a premium. Here, top supervising sound editors, sound designers and music editors discuss the creative inspiration—and sometimes the happy accidents—that emerge when sound design and music feed off of each other, citing real examples from recent films.

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Robert Stambler Mark Stoeckinger Becky Sullivan Danika Wikke
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)

Using Dynamic Parametric EQ to Tame Large-Scale Mixing Projects

The panel session concerns using dynamic parametric equalization, manifest in the DynPEQ family of plugins, to allow the mixing engineer to produce better results faster.  In addition to its application to acoustic correction, DynPEQ can be used akin to an arbiter in large-scale mixes, modulating groups when the overall mix gets dense and competitive.  What's more, the analog peak limiter in Quartet DynPEQ allows for extra headroom while avoiding distortion.

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Tony Cariddi Thor Legvold Tom Marks, CAS Alyssa Pasquel Jason LaRocca
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (PDT)

Sound Mixing: 10 Years of Immersive Re-Recording—What We’ve Learned

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since Disney, Pixar and Dolby launched the Atmos format at the El Capitan Theater with the release of Brave (amid competition from Auro 3D and DTS:X). It was the Wild West, with re-recording mixers exploring the creative possibilities of the new formats while at the same time figuring out the strengths and weaknesses of objects and beds. Does dialog travel, or does it stay in the center? How far up and back can you go with an orchestral score? Can you go too far with bullet-bys? Here, some of Hollywood’s top mixers talk about what they’ve learned these past ten years, including thoughts on the sometimes competing realities of the cinema and home environments.

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Tony Cariddi Tim Hoogenakker Gregory King Tony Lamberti Mathew Waters
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM (PDT)

Sound Technology: The Versatile, Mid-Sized, Multipurpose Mix Room

Nothing beats hearing playback of an immersive mix in a theatrical-sized re-recording stage, like those here at Sony. But with the accelerated demand from streaming services and the early realization that immersive audio translates well both up (into larger environments) and down (into the home environment), fewer and fewer will be built. It’s the mid-sized, versatile immersive studio—one that is able to handle sound design, editorial, premixing, TV mixing, documentaries, and even big feature films—that is taking over the audio post-production community. Here, studio designers, chief engineers and facility owners discuss the acoustic challenges and the built-in sonic versatility of recent projects, with an emphasis on controlling the low end.

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Bruce Black Lane Burch Tom Davis Peter Grueneisen
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)

Composer Spotlight: Stuart Braithwaite

Join us for a conversation with musician Stuart Braithwaite of the Scottish band Mogwai, provider of the soundtrack for the hit Apple TV+ limited series “Black Bird.”

Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) Lily Moayeri
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

Sound Design behind animated feature film “Luck”

Join Tom Kenny as he talks with the sound team behind the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation’s new feature film “Luck”. The story of Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world! Suddenly finding herself in the never-before-seen Land of Luck, she must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around.

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Tom Kenny Gary A. Rizzo Devon Kelley
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

Composer Spotlight: Blake Neely, With Music Editor Angela Claverie

Join composer Blake Neely with music editor Angela Claverie for a conversation on the music for HBO's “The Flight Attendant,” Season 2.

Blake Neely Angela Claverie Lily Moayeri
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

Composer Spotlight Jason LaRocca, Scoring Engineer

Join us for a conversation with musician-turned-engineer Jason LaRocca, who got his start with composer Mark Isham and has gone on to work with some of the top composers in film and videogames, including this year with Bear McCreary (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, video game God of War: Ragnarok) and Lorne Balfe (Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves).

Jason LaRocca Lily Moayeri
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)

Building a Sound Business: Independent Mixing in TV & Film Post

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The announcement of Netflix’s Post Partner Program to create original content was an early signal that a boom was on the horizon for work in entertainment. In the years since, all the other major streaming services have started creating their own series and movies as well, leading to an increased need for post-production services. Some audio engineers and producers saw this as an opportunity to leave the stability of full-time employment at larger post companies and begin working out of home studios, contracting through various studios, or opening independent post houses where they can enjoy increased flexibility and other benefits. In this panel, we’ll sit down with some of these audio professionals to discuss the shift toward independence and how it’s benefitted their careers.

David Rieley Alexandra Fehrman Alicia Hannan Jeff Hannan
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)

Composer Spotlight: Rob Simonsen

Join us for a conversation with composer Rob Simonsen, composer for The Adam Project, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and director Darren Aronofsky's The Whale.

Lily Moayeri Rob Simonsen
Saturday, September 24, 2022
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)

Sound Reel Showcase

The Woman King
Bullet Train
Nope
Billy Joel Live at Yankee Stadium
Luck
The Orville
The Batman

 
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (PDT)

Join Meyer Sound for Demos, Discussion, and Networking

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)

Creator Spotlight: Will Files

Join rerecording mixer Will Files in a focused exploration into some of his most recent works. This relaxed session, held in a newly commissioned dub stage will highlight the creative decisions, challenges, and final product from one of the industries brightest sound talents.

Seating Limited: First come, first serve.

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Will Files
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)

Join Meyer Sound for Demos, Discussion, and Networking

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