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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...

Cinema sound getting closer to reality, says Ioan Allen of Dolby

Cinema sound technology is bringing movies closer and closer to a true replication of reality, according to Dolby Senior Vice President Ioan Allen. But through decades of...