John Diemer '10 arrives at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards Nominees Gala with television personality Lauren Toyota. John is nominated for Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series for

Mar.09 / 2016
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OIART at the Canadian Screen Awards 2016

It's Canadian Screen Awards week in Toronto, where the awards will be presented in three separate Galas this week. The Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology, OIART in London, Ontario wants to congratulate our 33 graduates who worked in audio on an amazing 110 Canadian Screen Award nominations this year.

Highlights include nominees in the Best Sound categories, Brian Gallant '00, recording engineer and Ben Spiller '12, sound editor for Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series on Pirate's Passage (CBC). Brennan Mercer '11, sound effects editor and Mark Neary '00, ADR recordist are up for two awards; Achievement in Sound Editing and Achievement in Overall Sound for the film Hyena Road. Brian Eimer '89 was sound editor for the Best Sound in a Non-Fiction Program or Series nominee Survivorman: Bigfoot - Klemtu (OLN). John Diemer '10 was a sound engineer on the Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series nominee John Mann Here and Now (CBC) and Peter Hushcha '11 was A2 on Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series for the 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony on CBC, for which OIART guest Faculty member Michael Nunan of Bell Media was awarded a special Canadian Screen Award citation for excellence.

“OIART gave me the fundamentals and theories that were very helpful in understanding why to do certain things as opposed to memorizing what needed to be done. OIART thoroughly prepared me for what to realistically expect entering the audio industry.”

- Brian Gallant '00, Recording engineer

Nominee, sound editor for Canadian Screen Award Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series, Pirate's Passage (CBC)

“Without OIART I’d never be where I am today; working as the Supervising Sound Editor for one of Canada’s longest running and best loved television series, Degrassi. Still to this day I regularly use things I learned here twenty years ago. I'm a '96 grad and I still consider OIART my home."

- Danielle McBride ‘96

Supervising Sound Editor, Degrassi

4x 2016 Canadian Screen Award Nominee

Compared with the best of similar audio and music production programs based in Toronto, OIART alumni have worked on more than double the number of major music, film and television award nominations over the past two years. Despite OIART's relatively small size, only accepting roughly 1/3 the number of students annually, more graduates are finding themselves working on top projects than ever.

 

Canadian Screen Awards Highlights 2016

Brian Gallant '00 - recording engineer

Ben Spiller '12- sound editor

Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series

Pirate's Passage CBC (CBC)

Brennan Mercer '11 - sound effects editor

Mark Neary '00 - adr recordist

Achievement in Sound Editing

Achievement in Overall Sound

Hyena Road

Brennan Mercer '11 - foley editor / first assistant sound editor

Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series

Vikings - History Channel Canada (Shaw Media)

Brian Eimer '89 – sound editor

Best Sound in a Non-Fiction Program or Series

Survivorman: Bigfoot - Klemtu OLN (OLN)

John Diemer '10 - sound engineer

Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series

John Mann Here and Now CBC (CBC)

Tom Murray '04 - Mix Assistant

Best Sound in a Comedy or Dramatic Program or Series

The Book of Negroes CBC (CBC) (Entertainment One, Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment)

Peter Hushcha '11 - A2

Best Sound in a Variety or Animated Program or Series

2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony CBC (CBC)