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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,…

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...

Sound mixing and sound editing: What’s the difference?

Sound mixer and sound editor may not be the most mysterious job titles on a movie crew. That dubious honor would have to go to gaffer and...