John Casali Wins Sound Mixing Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody

UK Production Sound Mixer John Casali (AMPS) was awarded an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for Sound Mixing for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. As Production Sound Mixer John was part of the Sound Mixing team with Oscars also awarded to Paul Massey and Tim Cavagin as Re-Recording Mixers for post production.

For his work in Bohemian Rhapsody, John was also included in the recent BAFTA award for Best Sound, included in the UK AMPS award for Excellence in Sound for a Feature Film, and included in the C.A.S. Award in the USA for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures.

All of his recording for Bohemian Rhapsody was accomplished with his two Aaton Digital CantarX3 multitrack field recorders.

“I used them for dialogue and for music. Whatever you feed into those pre amps sounds amazing.”

“I have only ever used a Cantar. I had an X1, X2 and now two X3’s. I love the CantarX3. It’s an amazing multitrack recorder and now I can’t imagine using anything else. It does everything I want and so much more. Once you’ve used a CantarX3 you will never go back.”

John has worked as a Production Sound Mixer on an impressive list of movies including Darkest Hour, Assassin’s Creed, Beauty and the Beast and Justice League. Visit his IMDB profile here.

French Technologies for Film and Digital Cinematography

Filming the farce: The Personal History ...

February 24th, 2020

Surely, Armando Iannucci’s brand of comedy couldn’t live anywhere other than television. His shtick...

The making of sci-fi feature film, Prodi...

August 1st, 2019

Hisonni Johnsonreveals how to capture a psychological thriller on a budget with Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon...

One year on

January 28th, 2020

We look at how CVP turned pro video retail on its head in 2019...

Jurassic Post

October 5th, 2018

When we find ourselves at a noisy Soho eatery with Goldcrest Post senior colourist,...


Subscribe to the Definition newsletter to get the latest issue and more delivered to your inbox.

After signing up to the newsletter, you will receive the latest issue, news, special offers, tutorials and other information from Definition and – on occasion – carefully selected industry partners via email. We will not sell or distribute your email address to any third parties. View our Privacy Policy.