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Seven incredible movie sounds and how they were made

Everybody knows the humming, sparking swoosh of the lightsabers from the Star Wars series. But do you know how that sound was created? The recipe, sound editor...

How a movie gets its sound

“Sound speeding!” That phrase doesn’t have quite the cachet of “Lights, camera, action!” But it’s just as important to the production of a movie—it means that sound is being recorded on the set. But if you think the set is the only place a movie gets its sound, you’re sorely mistaken. From set to screen,…

How the Dolby Theatre prepares for its Oscars close-up

About 2,500 of Hollywood’s elite will file down the red carpet into coveted seats for this year’s Academy Awards® ceremony at Hollywood’s famed Dolby Theatre®. But while...

Dolby Atmos helps Oscar-nominated films optimize their sound

A lone, disoriented astronaut tumbles through space, her space suit still attached to a crane that has been shorn off the International Space Station by flying satellite...