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Sound designer Randy Thom: Movie sounds should help tell stories

With no experience in movies, Randy Thom felt lucky to get a job in 1975 gathering sounds for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. But he wasn’t so...

A short history of cinema sound

As you can imagine, at Dolby we’re just a little bit obsessed with the way movies sound and with the technology that goes into producing awesome movie experiences. Of course, we’re exceptionally proud of Dolby® Atmos™, the newest cinema sound technology that lets moviemakers precisely place and move sounds anywhere in the theatre. But we…

The mythical immersive cinema sound format

If you’ve ever gone to a film in Dolby® Atmos™, you know firsthand how it changes the cinematic experience, making you feel as if you are right...

In “Gravity,” music—and Dolby Atmos—recreate the disorientation of space

In the hit film Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón faced an unusual question: How do you use sound to help tell a story that takes place in space,...