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AID at Mix Sound for Film and TV Event
Sony Pictures Studios

AID at Mix Sound For Film & TV

Theater 1 – Sony Pictures Studios
Culver City, CA – Sept 28th

Learn how AID provides studio integration services for Hollywood’s leading audio post facilities including the install for Theater one, with a focus on working in immersive rooms. George Massenburg will be answering questions and discussing professional use of EQ and DRC in the final session.

Don’t miss these industry panels hosted by AID founder Jim Pace…

  • What Makes a Good Immersive Mix Room
    When: 12:00pm – 1:00pm; 3:30pm – 4:30pm
    Participants:
    Tom Marks, Re-Recording Mixer
    Jason “Frenchie” Gaya, Re-Recording Mixer
    Kyle O’Neal, Re-Recording Mixer
    Justin Herman, Sony Studios Engineering
    Jim Pace, President – Audio Intervisual Design
    Shawn Jones, CTO – Audio Intervisual Design

    The requests for Immersive program material is growing exponentially. The need for these spaces are becoming more and more commonplace, and more and more people have a need to understand what’s important when considering a room to work in and how to make effective choices when building a new room or updating an existing room. Hear from those who build and use them what’s important to consider, featuring Sony’s Theater One S6 installation.

 

  • Parametric EQ & Dynamic Range Control: Q&A with George Massenburg
    When: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    Spend some time with George in a lively, informal town hall setting and get to ask George himself your questions about EQ and Compression.
    Participants:
    George Massenburg – Producer/Engineer/Inventor
    Tom Marks, Re-Recording Mixer
    Jason “Frenchie” Gaya, Re-Recording Mixer
    Kyle O’Neal, Re-Recording Mixer
    Justin Herman, Sony Studios Engineering
    Jim Pace, President – Audio Intervisual Design
    Shawn Jones, CTO – Audio Intervisual Design

    George Massenburg’s AES paper defined the idea of what is known as the “Parametric EQ”. His work in EQ and Dynamic Range Control (DRC) continue to pioneer the pathway for processing technologies. George’s vast list of accomplishments also includes acoustics & studio design, design and manufacturing of analog-processing equipment, moving fader systems, design and programming of digital signal-processing tools. In addition to being a renowned educator, he is a recipient of Grammy® awards for engineering and Tec® and AES (Lifetime Achievement) awards.

George Massenburg

George Massenburg

Producer/Engineer/Inventor

Over the course of his career, George has recorded and produced over two hundred albums with seminal artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Randy Newman, Little Feat, Journey, Toto, Weather Report, Kenny Loggins, Herbie Hancock, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, The Dixie Chicks, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

His extraordinary studio skills have gained him international recognition and four Grammys (including a Grammy for Technical Achievement, making him one of a select group of individuals to ever receive that honor) as well as numerous Mix Magazine TEC Awards; in 1988 he also won the Academy of Country Music Record of the Year Award, for The Trio.

Tom Marks

Tom Marks

Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Marks, CAS has mixed feature films, foreign films, TV shows, theatrical trailers, video games, virtual reality, film scores, and songs for Jon M. Chu, Lana Wachowski, Frank Darabont, Patty Jenkins, James McTeigue, Scott Waugh, Ava DuVernay, Martin Campbell, and many others. He has worked in many of the current and emerging formats including Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, Auro-3D, and IMAX. Tom has been a member of C.A.S. since 2009.

Jason "Frenchie" Gaya

Jason "Frenchie" Gaya

Re-Recording Mixer

Jason Gaya (aka “Frenchie”) brings a passion and technical savvy to telling creative stories with sound. Upon moving from Florida to Los Angeles in 2005, Frenchie sharpened and honed his craft in the world of independent films. He has mixed over one hundred indie features and shorts, including Hell or High Water, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, and The Belko Experiment.

Crossing over into television, Frenchie has worked on notable series such as Barry, The Mist, and The Blacklist. When not mixing with faders, Frenchie is known for whipping up delicious homemade desserts and sweetening the Sony sound department.

Kyle O'Neal

Kyle O'Neal

Re-Recording Mixer

 It’s such a pleasure to be a part of this event! I’ve been working in post sound for 10 years in LA. I started out conforming Italian versions of I Dream of Genie off of 1/4 inch tape. Now, I get to re-record things and it’s much more fun. The last three years I’ve been working mostly at South Lake Audio, in Burbank and Santa Monica, starting as a mix tech and now a re-recording mixer.

I had the pleasure of working through Netflix’s first natively mixed Atmos show Altered Carbon mixing the M&E’s and helping with the tech side from time-to-time. This year, I got to mix FX for another Netflix show titled Chambers that was my first show mixing in domestic Atmos. I up-mixed season 1 of Westworld and, more recently, Good Boys. Other recent credits include Perpetual Grace, Snatch season 2, and Taken season 2. Looking forward to meeting and sharing ideas with everybody here.

Justin Herman

Justin Herman

Sound Engineer at Sony Pictures Entertainment

Justin Herman is a Post Production Sound Engineer at Sony Pictures Entertainment. As part of the Feature Film engineering support team, Justin is a key figure in designing and implementing Atmos upgrades for Sony’s sound facilities including the historic Cary Grant Theatre.

His career spans over a decade in dubbing sound at various companies. Prior to Sony, Justin consulted with the implementation of the Atmos format at Dolby Laboratories.

Jim Pace

Jim Pace

Founder and Manager Audio Intervisual Design

In 1983 Jim was one of the original founders of AID based out of the Record Plant Studios and now manages the company from the 2930 S.Robertson Blvd. company office.

Jim has overseen the installation of hundreds of AID system integration projects including music and audio post mix rooms, dub stages, studios, editorial suites, screening theaters, reference monitoring systems, color grading suites and video editorial.

Shawn Jones

Shawn Jones

CTO Audio Intervisual Design

Shawn’s career began in pro audio and lighting for live events and eventually migrated into lighting and camera work for feature films. He moved into the post production world at Sony Pictures and later moved to NT Audio serving as Chief Engineer responsible for Screening Rooms, a Film Lab, Re-recording Stages, and Digital Intermediate Services.

As motion picture film succeeded to digital, he transitioned into broadcasting and Information technology serving as an engineer for CBS Television. In 2015 he joined AID handling System Design and Project Management.

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