Five finalists from schools across the country and Columbia, South America have been invited to attend the 55th Annual CAS Awards where the recipient of the CAS Student Recognition Award will be revealed and presented with a $2500 check.
Additionally, the 55th CAS Awards will be honoring Steven Spielberg with the CAS Filmmaker Award and production sound mixer, Lee Orloff, CAS, with the CAS Career Achievement Award. Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing in seven categories and Outstanding Product Awards in Production and Post-Production will also be presented at the Awards to be held on February 16, 2019, in the Wilshire Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown.
“The CAS Board and membership strongly believe in fostering the next generation of sound professionals and a continuation of the art of sound mixing, so it is with great pride that we announce the finalists for the 5th Student Recognition Awards,” said CAS President Mark Ulano. “The Student Recognition Awards Committee diligently reviewed and evaluated all the applications to determine these five outstanding students who represent some of the brightest and the best sound professionals of the future.”
The CAS Student Recognition Award Finalists are:
María Cecilia Ayalde Angel–Pontificia Universidad Javeriana – Bogata, Columbia
Allison Ng–University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
Bo Pang–Chapman University – Orange, CA
Anna Wozniewicz–Chapman University – Orange, CA
Kaylee Yacono–Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA
Eligibility for the CAS Student Recognition Award is open to any student enrolled and in good standing in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at an accredited college or university. Students may be pursuing any major (indeed, many current CAS members majored in music, psychology, English, engineering and other fields); but should have a demonstrated interest and some experience in production and/or post-production sound for film and television.
On the evening of the Awards, the Cinema Audio Society website will be updated in real time as the winners are announced.