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In this Issue: CAS Awards Got Mix Assist? Strengthening Muscles.


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  • C A S Q U A R T E R L Y S P R I N G 2 0 1 2 3

    48th Annual CAS Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Honoring the best of 2011

    Got Mix Assist? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22A new fi rmware update

    Strengthening Muscles You Dont Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


    Presidents Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Revamping the CAS footprint

    From the Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Technically Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Dialing in TV loudness

    Been There Done That . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26CAS members check in

    The Lighter Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Our photo scrapbook




    30Cover: Simon Rhodes, John Midgley and Tom Fleischman, CAS of Hugo

  • 4 S P R I N G 2 0 1 2 C A S Q U A R T E R L Y

    Welcome to the spring edition of the CAS Quarterly. Looking back, weve had quite a year of growth in our organization. Our election brought a record number of participants who were willing to volunteer their time to the CAS. I was so happy to see this trend, since we depend on our members and the Board to help us grow. We have an incredible brain trust of talent, very diverse and willing to work hard for us all. Our Awards in February were a lot of fun, as we have made some changes to the program and streamlined things a bit. Id like to thank everyone who contributed to the eveningand there were many who

    worked hard behind the scenes to help us pull off a wonderful evening. We were able to honor the nominees and winners, as well as enjoy the work of our Career Achievement recipient, Scott Millan, CAS, and our Filmmaker honoree, Rob Marshall. Several standing ovations were a true tribute to their body of work, and the anticipation of enjoying future projects. Congratulations to all the win-ners and nominees in all of our categories! Speaking of categories, I am happy to report that your new CAS Board of Directors is working hard in several committees to revamp the footprint of the CAS. We are revising, upgrading and expanding our Awards categories. Last year we added scoring mixers as nominees, and this year we are looking to add other mixer classifications as well. Our long-term goal is to honor and recognize all who contribute to a mix. Keep your eyes out in the fall for new information before our Awards go online again. We are revamping our entire social media presence as well. We began with reworking our website, but now we will be taking it a step further to complete the vision of making the website the hub of all our events and information. Through all the social media, we will be able to reach out to our membership around the world and new potential members as never before. So with that in mind, my goals are to give our membership true value. We can bring events to our members all over the country and around the world, along with new potential members, as never before. We are planning seminars and lectures, which can be mobile. I would love to bring a seminar to Europe very soon, and investigate the possibilities of expanding our presence overseas as well. Since the world is shrinking, thanks to technology, we can take advantage and bring others into our organization as never before. The pooling of ideas and sharing of creative processes is very exciting for our craft. Stay tuned! Our education committee is working to offer our student membership seminars and events to help them integrate into our workforce, and learn from professionals. The next generation needs quality information from the people who are in it nowand our group is in the perfect position to lead in this area. Im very excited about our list of seminars coming up. We will be explor-ing new mixing techniques and venues, talking about workflow challenges, as well as touring facilities so our members can see the inner workings close-up. So as we begin to enjoy summertime with friends and family, keep an ear to the ground for the CAS. We are expanding upon the good work of those who laid the groundwork for us in previous years, and we now have the resourc-es to act upon all our ideas, and our ideals. We encourage participation from our members; so if you have ideas or suggestions, dont hesitate to contact us.

    All the best,

    David E. Fluhr, CASPresident of the Cinema Audio Society







    To educate and inform the general public and the motion picture and television indus-try that effective sound is achieved by a creative, artistic and technical blending of diverse sound elements. To provide the motion picture and television industry with a progressive society of master craftsmen specialized in the art of creative cinematic sound recording. To advance the specialized field of cinematic sound recording by exchange of ideas, methods, and informa-tion. To advance the art of auditory appre-ciation, and to philanthropically support those causes dedicated to the sense of hear-ing. To institute and maintain high stan-dards of conduct and craftsmanship among our members. To aid the motion picture and television industry in the selection and train-ing of qualified personnel in the unique field of cinematic sound recording. To achieve for our members deserved recogni-tion as major contributors to the field of motion picture and television entertain-ment.



    ActiveRonan Hill, CASBill Jackson, CASEric Martell, CAS

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    StudentKadyn MichaelsTamas StegerKacie Willis

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    The spring Quarterly. This is the time of year when we get to chat with the recipients of this years CAS Awards in our meet the winners articles. We really enjoy these inter-views, as they allow us to look into the process and meet the people behind the sound. Likewise, we also really appre-ciate those members who offer to serve on the CAS Board of Directors, so weve included the recently elected Board. Additionally in this issue, Will Hansen, CAS writes a feature about the Sound Devices 788Ts Mix Assist, which lends a helping hand to production mixers trying to create a clean dialogue track while on a crazy set. G. John Garrett, CAS uses his Technically Speaking column to provide some insight into broadcast transmission dynamic and spectral alterations while Paul Vik Marshall, CAS gives some sugges-tions for keeping the body healthy while on set. And closing

    out this issue, you can check in on your fellow members in their Been There Done That and The Lighter Side submissions.

    The CAS Quarterly is produced as a service to our members on a voluntary basis. A special thank you goes out to those taking the time to contribute articles. If youd like to become one of them, whether on a regular or one-off basis, we would love your help! Additionally, we greatly appreciate and want your feedback and suggestionsso send them in! You can email us at CASQuarterly@CinemaAudioSociety.org. Also remember that our sponsors are professionals like you who understand the business and the needs of our indus-try. We encourage your commitment to them.

    Peter Damski, CAS Matt Foglia, CAS


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    President: David E. Fluhr, CASVice President: Mark Ulano, CAS

    Secretary: David J. Bondelevitch, CAS Treasurer: Peter R. Damski, CAS




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    EDITORS Peter DamskiMatt Foglia


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