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Oscars in One Minute: Sound

A quick look at the six nominees across the two Best Sound categories (sound editing & sound mixing) at the 88th Academy Awards. The nominees are: • Bridge of Spies • Mad Max: Fury Road • The Martian • The Revenant • Sicario • Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Exclusive: 2016 Cinema Audio Society Awards Winner Speeches

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture - Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team of Chris Duesterdiek, Jon Taylor, CAS, Frank Montaño. Randy Thom, CAS, Conrad Hensel, Michael Miller, CAS and Geordy Sincavage for “The Revenant”. Top honors for ... More


Conversations with Sound Artists: 2016 Oscar Edition

In this special series of podcasts, Dolby Institute’s Glenn Kiser shines a spotlight on some of this year’s nominees for the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. Hear the teams behind Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, and Sicario talk about the creation of the sound design for the films, their ... More


John Storyk: The Genius Behind Electric Lady Studio

The story of Electric Lady as told by it's designer, John Storyk. ###ABOUT JOHN STORYK: John Storyk, registered architect and acoustician, is a founding partner of WSDG. He has provided design and construction supervision services for the professional audio and video recording community since the 1969 ... More


Dolby Atmos Takes You to the Outback in Lynette Wallworth's Collisions

Virtual reality (VR) offers storytellers an exciting new format to tell immersive stories and transport audiences in a way that was pure fantasy only a few years ago. Put on a headset with high-fidelity headphones, and suddenly you can be anywhere a filmmaker can imagine, choosing for yourself ... More


Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer ... More


“Swiss Army Man” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” receive the 2016 Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

Sundance Institute® and the Dolby® Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, announced today that Swiss Army Man, written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, written and directed by Taika Waititi, have ... More


A Brief History of Swearing in Movies

Check out a fun video on the history of cursing in Hollywood movies and the first utterances of curse words on screen. Movies featured in this video: Glorifying The American Girl, Hell's Angels, Bosko's Picture Show, Gone With The Wind, Holiday, In Cold Blood, Midnight Cowboy, The Boys in the Band, MASH, Carnal Knowledge, Scarface, Battleship and The South Park Movie.


MPSE to Honor Sam Raimi with Filmmaker Award

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor Sam Raimi with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of the blockbuster Spider-Man features and the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the ... More


Cinema Audio Society Announced Nominations for 52nd CAS Awards

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 52nd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2015 in six categories and the CAS Technical Achievement Award Nominations. “This was a year of terrific sound in both film and television,” said Mark Ulano CAS ... More


Michael Mann Interviews Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu about The Revenant

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu discusses the making of The Revenant with Director Michael Mann.


George Lucas Talks Star Wars, Career, and Life with Charlie Rose

George Lucas recently sat down with Charlie Rose for a candid discussion of his career, life, and, of course, Star Wars. He talks about the decision to sell his creation to Disney, and how he feels about the saga moving forward without his input. He also talks a bit about his contemporaries — ... More