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Industry experts discuss remote processes for scoring and recording of an orchestra and music in the time of COVID!
Below you can watch a recording of the panel and see info about the panelists from the event. 
About the Speakers

Ceri Thomas CAS

Ceri Thomas CAS

Ceri Thomas CAS is responsible for Content and Studio Enablement for Dolby Atmos Music. Working with everyone from Artists to Labels to ensure that they can create music in Dolby Atmos as well as defining the delivery requirements and specifications.

Ceri joined Dolby as part of their efforts into Virtual Reality following on from Twenty Four Seven Sound as Engineer and Todd-Soundelux as Mix Technician.

Ceri is a workflow design specialist and thrives on challenges outside of the day to day. Whether it is in an emerging technology or repurposing existing parts to enable a new workflow he is always looking for the next challenge.

Dennis Sands CASDennis Sands CAS

Dennis Sands CAS was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating in Psychology from USC, Dennis started working at MGM Recording Studios in 1971 under Chief Engineer Ed Greene and later became co-owner of Group IV Recording Studio in August 1977.

Dennis recorded and mixed across multiple genres; numerous jazz albums, hundreds of episodic television shows and variety shows. Dennis also recorded and mixed several films while at Group IV including On Golden Pond, Tootsie, Romancing the Stone and Back to the Future.

Since leaving Group IV in 1988 Dennis has worked as freelance film scoring and re-recording mixer and has mixed over 300 film scores including Spiderman, Forrest Gump, Avengers – End Game. Dennis has been honored with 4 Academy Award Nominations.

Simon FranglenSimon Franglen

Simon Franglen’s past history includes Avatar, Titanic, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and mixing Pink Floyd in 3D immersive. He won a Record of the Year Grammy as producer of ‘My Heart Will Go On’. He is now primarily a composer of film and classical music.

With teams and projects in Los Angeles, London, Shanghai and Mumbai, remote workflows are an essential part of his life.

Thomas Vicari CASThomas Vicari CAS

Thomas “Tommy” Vicari CAS is an American recording engineer, mixing engineer, record producer and scoring mixer known for his work with Quincy Jones, Gino Vannelli, Nicholas Britell, Thomas Newman, Prince, George Duke and Barbra Streisand.

He was the sound mixer for TV shows and films including Six Feet Under, The Newsroom, Behind the Candelabra, Phantom of the Paradise, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Wall-E and Road to Perdition.

He has been the sound mixer for the Oscars telecast since 1996, commissioned by that year’s executive producer, Quincy Jones. Vicari has won two Grammy Awards,seven Emmy Awards and two Cinema Audio Society Awards.

Bryan Pennington CASBryan Pennington CAS

Bryan Pennington, a musician-turned-sound engineer, has worked on over 1500 films and has been instrumental in the roll out of the Dolby Atmos format for film, television and music.

After working in the music studio scene in New Orleans for a couple of years, Bryan got his first post audio job at Swelltone Labs in 1997. From there, he journeyed to Los Angeles in 1998 to work for Dolby Laboratories where he has been honored to join the ranks of the Cinema Audio Society, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Last modified: August 6, 2021

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