Andres Mayo (Chair)Andres Mayo Immersive Audio
Andrés Mayo, former President of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), is an audio engineer and music producer who has pioneered the art of mastering since 1992. He boasts credits in more than 3,000 albums released in all formats, from vinyl through BluRay. Andres co-chaired the first AES Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality (AVAR), held in Los Angeles in 2016, and since then he has been working tirelessly (together with fellow engineer Martin Muscatello) in the development of techniques and workflows for immersive music production.
Andres Mayo Immersive Audio boasts a Dolby Atmos – Neumann room and caters for all sorts of deliverables, from 360° podcasts and commercial ads through documentaries and music productions.
Member of the P&E Wing Advisory Council at NARAS, Andres is a 2-time GRAMMY and 7-time Gardel Award winner.
Jonathon LeeHead, Media Engineering & Innovation at Amazon
Jonathon Lee is the Head of Media Engineering and Innovation at Amazon Studios where he oversees a team taking an artist first approach to design, build, and support Studios creative-technical post production spaces and systems for both picture and sound. He has years of experience as a Post Production technologist and workflow engineer where he has focused on storage systems, editorial and sound platforms, mastering, TV and sound mixing, picture and sound specifications, and broadcast and digital cinema deliverables. Prior to his role at Amazon Studios, Jonathon managed large and small departments and crews at Tunnel Digital, Disney, Sony, One+K, and NT Picture and Sound. With his decades of experience, Jonathon is currently focusing on integrating and implementing creative and technical post workflows into a cloud production ecosystem. As a member of SMPTE and AES, Jonathon is also heavily involved in helping to define best standards and practices with regards to audio loudness and encoding optimization for OTT.
Michael PattersonDisney Digital Studio Services
Mike is a post-production veteran at The Walt Disney Company, with over a decade of Studio experience in Sound Editorial, ADR and Re-Recording Mixing, Mastering and Localization. Transitioning from 20th Century Fox during 2020’s merger, Mike has continued his role as both Re-Recording Mixer and Technical Operations Manager for Disney’s Digital Studio in Burbank. The cross-functional role in both the technical and operational spaces gives Mike breadth of perspective and engagement. Beyond the day-to-day production work, Mike serves the Studio as a sound expert in technical specifications, R&D, education, and process improvement.
Scott KramerManager, Sound Technology/ Creative Technologies, Netflix
Scott joined Netflix in July 2017 following 15 years in sound post production. His career began with a strong technical foundation as a sound facility engineer and mix technician. Later, at Technicolor, Warner Brothers and Wildfire Post, he worked in creative capacities as a Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor. At Netflix, he works primarily to develop emerging sound technologies, write the Netflix technical spec, conduct internal/external education and build a global sound team.