Mixing "A Good Day to Die Hard" in Dolby Atmos

Re-recording mixer Ron Bartlett and Dolby Atmos tech Erin Rettig discuss the process and workflow of bringing the fifth entry of the Die Hard franchise on the Dolby Atmos surround format.


John McClane (Bruce Willis) and his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney) team up to protect a government informant in Moscow, and thwart a major crime in Chernobyl in this sequel from director John Moore (Max Payne, Behind Enemy Lines). Russian politics are in tatters when veteran detective McClane shows up in the nation's capital, and learns that his son is working undercover to protect Komarov - a notorious whistleblower who some powerful people would like to see silenced. Protecting Komarov won't be easy, even for the cop who's single-handedly defeated small armies of terrorists, and the sharp-shooting son he's never known. Meanwhile, when the fearless father and son catch wind of a deadly plot unfolding in Chernobyl, they face the fight of their lives in one of the most hostile landscapes known to man. Cole Hauser and Mary Elizabeth Winstead co-star.

Sound Credits

Paul Apted Assistant Sound Editor
James Ashwill Foley Mixer
Ron Bartlett Sound Re Recording Mixer
Derek Casari Adr Engineer
Ryan Cole Sound Recordist
Blake Collins Foley Mixer
John T. Cucci Foley Artist
Mark DeSimone Adr Mixer
Lee Gilmore Sound Effects Editor
Tim Gomillion Sound Recordist
John Guentner Foley Mixer
Greg Hagen Second Boom Operator: Additional Photography
Szabolcs Stella Boom Operator: Hungary
Dylan Voigt Boom Operator
Ian Voigt Production Sound Mixer
Ryan Young Adr Recordist