2015 AICE Awards to Recognize Original Music
AICE has added a category for Original Music to its roster of craft, media and product categories for its annual AICE Awards honoring post production excellence. The category is open to original music scores written by AICE music companies and was created in response to requests from the growing number of music houses that have become AICE members over the past two years.
“When we opened our membership to include companies that are
integral to post production two years ago, beyond just creative editorial
companies, we created competitive categories in our awards to reflect the work
of these new members,” says Bob Spector, Editor at Beast in San Francisco, who leads
the AICE Awards Committee with Utopic Editor and Partner Craig Lewandowski and
Big Sky Editor and Owner Chris Franklin. “Creating a music category was the
next logical step in this process.”
“I think this is a great addition to our awards program,”
adds Franklin, “and continues to make the AICE post community a forward
thinking and inclusive group.”
Entries to the category will be judged
by representatives from member companies within that category, Spector explains,
as all of the AICE Awards Craft categories are judged. The competition now
totals 22 categories: 16 for editorial and six for other post production crafts.
In addition to Original Music, this list includes Audio Mixing, Color Grading,
Design, Sound Design and Visual Effects.
Full descriptions of categories and entry requirements can be found at http://www.awardcore.com/aice/login.php.
“I think it’s a great thing when any industry
organization focuses on the role that music plays,” says Larry Pecorella, Founder
and Creative Director of the Chicago, New York and L.A.-based music and sound
studio Comma Music. “It’s an integral part of generating the right emotional
response to what you’re seeing on screen. We’re always happy to see great work
being recognized and rewarded.”
“All of us are thrilled that the AICE Awards will include
original music this year,” says Scot Stafford, Principal and Composer of the San
Francisco music house Pollen. “It’s a great opportunity to shine a light on an
important aspect of post production, which the AICE has chosen to embrace
fully. We can’t wait to hear what everyone’s been up to!”
“This is a great step for AICE,” says
Adam Wiebe, Senior Producer at Chicago’s Earhole Studios. “Music has always
been an integral part of the post production process, so it’s wonderful to have
a category that acknowledges the collaboration that occurs between composers
and the rest of the post community. I can’t wait to hear all of the fantastic
work that our fellow AICE members have done!"
Winners of the AICE Awards will be presented at the AICE Show, set for Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Deadline for entering is Monday, February 2, 2015.