Cinema Audio Society
The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964 for the purpose of fostering community among mixers, educating and informing the general public and the motion picture and television industry about good and effective sound usage, and to achieve deserved recognition for sound mixers as major contributors to the field of entertainment.
Active members are mixers – Production and Post Production – who work on features and television shows. This includes production mixers, re-recording mixers, foley, ADR, and scoring mixers.
Associate members are industry professionals – such as sound editors, technicians, engineers, microphone boom operators, in adjacent sound professions.
The CAS also holds social events like film screenings with Q&As, family friendly events, membership meetings, and educational meetings on topics of interest to those in our industry. Some of our past meetings and panels have been “Dialogue: from the Microphone to the Screen,” “Digital Multi-Track Formats – Their Uses and Abuses,” and “Sound at the Speed of Light – Dante’s Capabilities and Applications.” We’ve also held wireless microphone symposiums, a dialogue pre-dub forum, and a demonstration of digital post production and digital sound effects editing.
The CAS holds educational meetings throughout the year on topics of interest to those in our industry. In addition, each year the CAS hosts its Awards to bestow the CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for both Feature Films and Television, as well as to honor Academy Award Nominees and Emmy Award Winners for Best Sound. For information on the Student Recognition Award Eligibility and Criteria: