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05/30 Avid Media Composer for Sound and Music Editors Seminar (MPEG)
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Joseph A. Aredas was presented the Editors Guild Fellowship and Service Award on Saturday, May 2, at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City. Some 136 admirers attended to honor Aredas' service to the industry. IATSE Hollywood locals were well represented, as were working colleagues, adoring family members, past recipients of the award and Editors Guild President Alan Heim, ACE, as well as many Guild Board members. Pictured: Joe Aredas flanked by Ron Kutak, left, and Alan Heim. Photo by Deverill Weekes.

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“With any project I do, I need to have a direction in mind of where I want to go, while staying open to totally changing my plan if I discover something better," says sound editor/sound designer David Barbee, MPSE. "If I’m having trouble hearing it in my head when I first look at it, I’ll sometimes do something that may seem a little nuts." Barbee recently sat down for an interview with Pro Sound Effects, a sound effects library company, for its "How I Work" series of Q&As with professional sound personnel. The interview series asks sound designers what inspires them and what tools they rely on to get their work done day in and day out.

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If you watch Episode 16 of Season 6 of 'Modern Family' (2009-present), which originally aired on ABC-TV Wednesday, February 25, you will see a laptop screen filling your TV (or maybe laptop) screen and a cursor moving over to the upper left corner to connect the computer to WiFi. Across the top horizontal bar of the screen, you will see the words “Sunday 2:04 PM” and “Claire’s MacBook.” Departing from its standard format, this unique episode — which will undoubtedly attract some Emmy Awards consideration — plays out entirely in continuous real time over 21 minutes on the laptop. The audience views the whole show through Claire’s eyes.

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On Saturday morning, May 9, the Guild’s Membership Outreach Committee kicked off the first of a series of gatherings to discuss problematic post-production workplace issues. The series is designed by the committee to gather the collective voices and experiences of Local 700 members to approach these largely non-contractual situations professionally and to formulate solutions that can be shared with the membership. Meeting in the Guild’s Dede Allen Seminar Room, Session One of the Partnership in the Editing Room discussions focused on the collaborative effort of managing post-production for TV situation comedies.

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Spring 2015
Actor's Fund
Motion Picture & Television Fund

West Coast IATSE Reaches 3-Year Deal with Producers
The new deal was concluded after two weeks of negotiations between the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The deal is along the same lines as the agreements negotiated by SAG-AFTRA, the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America with a 3% annual wage hike and an increase in contributions to the pension and health fund, according to sources close to the talks.

Media CEOs Dominate Ranks of Top-Paid Executives

Hollywood Teamsters and Basic Crafts Unions Reach Contract Deal with AMPTP

Coolidge: Blaming DGA for Lack of Female Directors is 'Dangerous Side-Path'

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U.S. Jobless Claims Up, but Still Point to Labor Market Strength
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained at levels consistent with a strengthening labor market. The four-week moving average of claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, increased 5,000 last week to 271,500.

Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton at His First Rally

AFL-CIO Leader Warns Labor Could Sit Out 2016 Fight Over Trade

Tax Proposals by Unions, Activists May Loosen Brown's Grip on Budget

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"I record animation production dialogue and ADR. I do the re-recording mixing for screenings and I am a final effects re-recording mixer. For our picture editors, I also do sound design and dialogue treatment. In addition to this, I manage bookings and scheduling of our recording studios and booking outside studios."

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