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Dolby Atmos sound mix animates Ibsen’s “Ghosts”

Most people know Dolby Atmos® as the sound platform that puts audiences in the middle of the action in spectacular science fiction movies like Godzilla and Pacific...

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,…

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…

“Trance” director Danny Boyle: Sound is up to 80% of a movie

Academy Award® winning writer-director George Lucas (Star Wars, American Graffiti) once told a reporter at Variety, “Sound is 50 percent of the moviegoing experience.” But in a...