Mixers Honored for Westworld Sound

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Fri, 01/27/2017 - 11:34 -- Nick Dager

Left to right, Paul Rodriquez, vice president South Lake Audio; Brittany Ellis, recordist; Keith Rogers, re-recoding mixer, dialogue and music; Scott Weber, re-recording mixer, sound effects; Fred Paragano, dialogue editor (Atomic Sound).South Lake Audio Services re-recording mixers Keith Rogers, CAS and Scott Weber have received a nomination in the Cinema Audio Society’s 53rd CAS Awards for their work on the HBO television series Westworld. They share the nomination with production mixer John Pritchett, CAS; ADR mixer Mark Kondracki and Foley mixer Geordy Sincavage. The nomination, in the category Television – One Hour, comes for the series’ pilot episode, The Original.

“We congratulate Keith and Scott on this wonderful honor,” said South Lake Audio Services vice president Paul Rodriguez. “We are excited to have their hard work, dedication and creativity recognized by their professional peers. We also congratulate their support crew, who include recordist Brittany Ellis, mix tech Teddy Salas, and ADR mixers Kyle O’Neal and Colin Rogers.” Other key members of the show’s sound team include Emmy-winning supervising sound editor Tom de Gorter, dialogue editor Fred Paragano and ADR supervisor Matt Sawelson, all from Atomic Sound, and composer Ramin Djawadi.

This is Rogers’ ninth CAS Award nomination. He won a CAS Award in 2010 for Into the Blue 2: The Reef. He is also a four-time Emmy Award nominee. This is Weber’s fourth CAS Award nomination. He is a six-time Emmy Award nominee, including a win in 2008 for the television series Lost. The 53rd CAS Awards will be presented February 18 in Los Angeles.

Westworld, which just completed its first season on HBO, is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. The show’s sound team plays a significant role in conjuring up its unique worlds. Rogers and Weber were tasked with building soundtracks that include, on the one hand, steam locomotives, horses and gunfights, and, on the other, a vast industrial complex where engineers tinker with robots. Rogers and Weber previously collaborated with Westworld co-creator and executive producer Jonathan Nolan on the series Person of Interest.