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Jeff Haboush and Chris Newman join Cinema Audio Society board

The Cinema Audio Society has added re-recording mixer Jeffrey J. Haboush, CAS, and production sound mixer Chris Newman, CAS, to its board. They will be filling the vacancies left by the recent passing of production mixer Ed Greene, CAS and the retirement of re-recording mixer Mary Jo Lang, CAS.

“Adding new board members at this time is bittersweet, but we are proud and inspired by the fact that we can welcome two dynamic and valued members of the sound community to fill shoes that we thought might be impossible to fill,” says CAS president Mark Ulano.

With over 200 feature and television mixing credits, Haboush has four Oscar nominations along with CAS, BAFTA and Emmy nominations. One of those Emmy nominations led to a win. His career began in 1978 at B&B Sound Studios Burbank. In 1989 he moved to Warner Bros./Goldwyn sound and in 1999 move to Sony Studios. Currently, Haboush can be found bouncing between Technicolor and Smart Post Sound mixing stages.

In a career that spans more than 40 years, Newman has been the production sound mixer on more than 85 feature films and garnered eight Oscar nominations with three wins for The English Patient, Amadeus and The Exorcist.

Newman was honored in 2013 with the CAS Career Achievement Award.  He also won a CAS Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for The English Patient and has BAFTA wins for Fame and Amadeus. Prior to working on feature films he spent a decade working on documentaries, including working for Ted Yates’s NBC unit in Southeast Asia in 1966. Having taught sound and filmmaking in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and at NYU and Columbia University, Newman currently teaches both sound and production at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Main Image: (L-R) Chris Newman and Jeff Haboush.

‘Transformers 4: Age of Extinction’ offers heavy metal sound

By Jennifer Walden

Audiences can’t seem to get enough of the good versus evil story involving feuding alien races — Autobots and Decepticons — who hide among us here on earth as cars and trucks. How do I know? Well the fourth Transformers movie, Age of Extinction, pulled in an astonishing $301.3 million worldwide on its opening day. While critics and audiences are strongly divided on their opinion of the movie, Greg Russell, re-recording mixer on the film, sums it up well: “If you’re looking for Shakespeare in Love, this isn’t it.”

Russell, who works out of Technicolor Sound on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood, refers to the Michael Bay-directed offering as “a lot of movie.”  And it is, in every sense of the word — this latest Transformers iteration is nearly three hours long. It’s a big story Continue reading