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Half of Oscar sound nominations go to Dolby Atmos films

We developed the Dolby Atmos® sound technology because we knew that it could help talented artists make truly incredible sounding films. So it was very gratifying to...

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…