Steve Venezia, C.A.S. is an independent sound engineer working in both production and post-production.
Early in his career he worked for 16 years in both live music production and studio recording; working with numerus artists including Frank Zappa, The Pretenders, Dire Straits, Chaka Khan, INXS, Howard Jones and Tom Waits. He has worked with ABC and AMPAS on the audio production for 16 recent Oscar broadcasts.
Most recently he was Sr. Director of Worldwide Production and Post-Production Services at Dolby where he worked for over 20 years covering sound mixing and advancements in audio technologies. During his tenure at Dolby, he worked closely with the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) on the audio standards for digital television, and the launch of 5.1 digital surround sound. More recently, he worked on the development of Dolby Atmos for cinema and broadcast.
He is a member of CAS, AMPAS, SMPTE, and the Television Academy; where he currently serves as Second Vice-Chair. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cinema Audio Society. He holds 2 patents for digital audio covering loudness measurement and digital audio processing.