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Happy anniversary, Dolby Atmos

On April 24, 2012, Dolby Laboratories announced Dolby® Atmos™, a new cinema sound format that unleashes the potential of sound in storytelling by giving filmmakers the ability to place and move sound anywhere in the movie theater—not just where there happen to be speakers. Dolby Atmos also draws moviegoers into the onscreen action like never…

If drones could talk

Winds, water, and drones: Those are the primary sounds of an obliterated planet Earth in Oblivion, and Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen there to hear them. Writer and director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) conceived the story as a science fiction film that would feel “as organic and real as…

Oz the Great and Powerful: See and hear how cinema storytelling has changed

When The Wizard of Oz debuted in 1939, audiences were blown away by the vision of Dorothy emerging from her weathered Kansas farmhouse in black and white,...

Landmark gets a makeover for the Oscars

As the entertainment industry prepares to celebrate the Academy Awards® at the Dolby® Theatre(SM), a team from Dolby has been hard at work continuing the transformation of...