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Two Dolby Atmos films nominated for sound Oscars

“We’d like to thank the Academy …” Just kidding. We at Dolby won’t get to give an Oscars® acceptance speech this year (though our company and employees...

Listening for Wargs

In a film, no sound is a coincidence. Every shot, every angle, and every sound is deliberate. Each of the three elements of a soundtrack—dialogue, music, and effects, including sounds that don’t occur in nature—is recorded and evaluated. In the editorial phase of production, as the director determines which dialogue performance is the best among…