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    Insider Tips for Creating the Best Sound Design for Your Film

    In a guest post, Glenn Kiser, director of the Dolby Institute, tells filmmakers what they need to know about sound design before they begin production.

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    Here's How to Win Your Oscar Pool in Sound Mixing and Sound Editing Categories

    For all those scrambling to make the right predictions for their Oscar pools, you may want to get an inside scoop on what exactly you'll be betting on. With so many categories that could go any which way, it's no surprise that so many people are wondering how exactly they're supposed to judge the qu...

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: The Future of 3D, New ARRI Amira and More

    ARRI announces pricing for its new camera, Jeffrey Katzenberg touts 3D and more must-read tech stories for filmmakers and film fans.

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    Dolby Family Sound Fellowship Provides First-Ever Grant to Mike Cahill's 'I Origins' Which Will Debut at Sundance

    The Dolby Institute has partnered with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund to create the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship, a direct grant to a filmmaker to use in postproduction for a feature film project -- either narrative or documentary -- that uses sound as a storytelling tool. The first-ever winn...

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    Watch: It's PS4 vs. Xbox One. Who Will Win the Console War?

    You've heard about the so-called "console wars." Now the team at Machinima have envisioned a universe in which the console wars are a real battle in a video "The Console War."

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    The History of Cinema Sound in Infographics: From 'The Jazz Singer' to 'Gravity'

    This infographic from Dolby documents the development of cinema sound technology from some of the first scratchy sounds in the earliest movies with sound nearly 90 years ago to the stereo era of the 1970s to the incredibly detailed audio of current films like "Gravity," which features Dolby Atmos so...

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    The Sound of 'Gravity:' How Dolby Atmos Helped Create the Soundtrack to Space

    The Dolby Atmos system, which allows filmmakers to "move" specific sounds anywhere in the theater, helped create the fully immersive aural experience of space in "Gravity." Director Alfonso Cuaron and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay talk about the "Gravity" sound team's effort to create a dramatic s...

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    Ray Dolby: In His Own Words

    Here are some excerpts of interviews with Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories.

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    Remembering Ray Dolby, The Inventor Who Revolutionized Sound for Cinema

    Yesterday, Ray Dolby, the founder and director emeritus of Dolby Laboratories, who helped revolutionize the way we experience cinema, died at his home in San Francisco at the age of 80. The engineer, audio pioneer, and inventor founded the company in 1965 and grew it into an industry leader in the f...

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