"TECH SUPPORT": Best Sound Mixing - Volume I
I love Charlie Chaplain. I really do. But was he ever wrong when he predicted that “talkies” were a fad that would quickly die out. Since “The Jazz Singer” revolutionized cinema eighty years ago with its addition of sound to a movie’s visuals, so much of filmmaking has been told by its audio elements.
There is a distinction between the “sound” awards awarded by the Academy. Best Sound Editing recognizes achievement in integrating effects – the artificially created “clinks, rustles and grunts” – into the overall soundtrack. Best Sound Mixing refers to the creation and integration of all aural elements – effects, dialogue, music and anything else heard in the film – into a soundtrack of appropriate volume and consistency. Up to three re-recording mixers and one production sound mixer are eligible to share this award.