Primary Affiliation: Sony Pictures Entertainment - Culver City, CA, USA
Secondary Affiliation: Chair SMPTE 25CSS standards committee
Brian Vessa is a dedicated audio professional with over 35 years of experience in the industry. After attending UCLA Engineering School he became a recording engineer, producing albums and recording orchestras. His passion was hot-rodding studio gear and discovering novel recording techniques. Brian transitioned into film post as a music editor and sound editor, became a re-recording mixer at Cannon Films and MGM, then handled audio restoration at NT Audio. He was hired by Sony Pictures in 1998, and today is their Executive Director of Digital Audio Mastering and representative to DCI.
Brian is a member of the Academy Sound Branch, SMPTE and AES. He chairs the SMPTE Technical Committee on Cinema Sound Systems, TC-25CSS, as well as D-Cinema and IMF sub-committees, and is currently chair of the DCI Technical Committee. He has written many audio specifications, including a white paper on near-field mixing for home theater that has been widely adopted.
Brian enjoys recording jazz, rock and mixing live sound. He is a drummer and keyboardist in the LA area, an avid backpacker and an award-winning home wine and beer maker.