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CAS Awards 2013: Filmmaker Award - Jonathan Demme

Among other highlights, Academy Award® winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), was presented with the CAS Filmmaker Award. “This is a very special honor for me on many fronts,” said Demme. ... More

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2013 MPSE Awards - Introduction by MPSE President Bobbi Banks

The MPSE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a wealth of knowledge from award winning professionals to a diverse group of individuals, youth and career professionals alike; ... More

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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.

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THX Home Theater Made Easy S1 E7 - Electronics

In this episode, THX Expert John Dahl explains the different certification categories THX offers for AVRs, as well as outlining some creative ways to hide equipment from the main room.

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THX Home Theater Made Easy S1 E8 - Remote Control

John Dahl gets into the basics of how to pick a remote control for home theater use. The discussion gets into RF vs. IR and more.

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THX Home Theater Made Easy S1 E6 - Surround Speakers

This video gets into the basics of selecting surround sound speakers from traditional speakers to di-pole speakers to tri-pole speakers.

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About Dolby Atmos

Dolby once again changes the auditory experience for the industry and consumers with Atmos. Dolby Atmos is a break-through, new audio platform that will change the way people experience entertainment sound. The revolutionary technology ... More

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Puss in Boots in Dolby 7.1 with Re-recording Mixer Anna Belhmer

Anna Behlmer, sound re-recording mixer for Puss in Boots and Shrek, discusses how using 7.1-channel surround sound gives an added dimension to animated films.

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Dolby: The Art of Entertainment Featuring The Art of Flight

Red Bull Media House in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema introduces the next giant leap in the evolution of action/adventure sports films: The Art of FLIGHT. This epic snowboarding ... More

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The Making of Dolby Atmos

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. announced on Monday, April 23rd at CinemaCon 2012, Dolby® Atmos, a new audio platform that will change the experience of sound in entertainment. Launching in the cinema, Dolby Atmos delivers a more natural ... More

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The Sound of Chasing Mavericks in Dolby Atmos

Dolby talks with the sound team of Director Michael Apted’s Chasing Mavericks including Craig Henighan (Sound Re-recording Mixer) Paul Massey (Sound Re-recording Mixer), Bryan Pennington (Dolby Atmos Sound ... More

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Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Interview with Super 8 Supervising Sound Editor, Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt, the Supervising Sound Editor on J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8,' talks about his connection to the film, the biggest audio moments, and his approach to the mixing process in a ... More

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Mixing Taken 2 in Dolby Atmos with Re-recording Mixer Chuck Michael

Taken 2 takes you into Brian Mills' frenetic mission to save his family like you've never experienced it, complete with Dolby Atmos audio for a uniquely complete cinema sound experience.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Re-recording Mixer, Michael Minkler

Go behind-the-scenes with the mix team to explore the audio work completed on the epic Twilight Saga story. The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

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Dolby Perspective on Dolby Atmos

Dolby® Atmos™ represents a completely new platform for cinema sound. It provides full creative freedom for filmmakers and ensures that you’ll hear the soundtracks exactly as their creators intended. Employing overhead ... More

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Dolby Mixing at the 2012 Grammy Awards

Here's your backstage pass to see the Dolby team at the 2012 Grammy awards chating with the mixers and audio techs.

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Dolby - Pat Methany - Orchestrion

This project represents a conceptual direction that merges an idea from the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the technologies of today to create a new, open-ended platform for musical composition, improvisation and ... More

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Saturated: Live in Montreal Panel

Dolby's Craig Eggers moderates a special panel event at Dolby Laboratories with Joe Satriani Satchurated Producer and Director François Lamoureux and Jeff Campitelli (Drums and percussion). François and Jeff answer ... More

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San Francisco Symphony at 100 Blu-ray In Dolby TrueHD with advanced 96K Upsampling

We had a chance to interview John Keiser -- Director of Operations and Electronic Media, San Francisco Symphony Jack Vad -- Producer/Engineer at San Francisco Symphony ... More

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THX Home Theater Made Easy - Episode 1 - The THX Approach

Produced by THX in conjunction with HomeTheaterReview.com these are the first two of eleven educational videos designed to help the mainstream consumer learn creative ways to get their home theater system ... More

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THX Home Theater Made Easy - Episode 2 - Room & Seating

In video two, THX gives advice about seating placement, lighting control and how to plan for your home theater before you buy your gear. The specifics of your room and home's layout effect many of the decisions that you will need to make.

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THX Home Theater Made Easy - Episode 3 - Display

In Episode III, THX expert John Dahl walks viewers through the process of buying the right size display for your room and seating arrangement. NOTE: Calculations for recommended screen size should be made in inches

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THX Home Theater Made Easy - Episode 4 - Front Speakers

In Episode IV, John talks about placement of the front speakers, and importance of the quality of the center channel.

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THX Home Theater Made Easy - Episode 5 - Subwoofer

Episode V discusses the importance of blending the subwoofer with the front speakers, and how the room can effect quality of bass from seat to seat.

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THX CE Certification

Over the past 30 years, THX has certified thousands of movie theaters, post-production facilities, sound mixing rooms, consumer electronic devices, DVD/Blu-ray titles and games. It is this level of involvement within the content ... More

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THX Certified Cinemas

THX Certified Cinemas hold the promise of delivering the director's vision with the best visuals and sound experiences possible. A theater that doesn't just provide dazzling sight and sound, but one that perfectly embraces you into the film.

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Craig Henighan - Getting a job in feature film sound

A long time sound collaborator of Director Darren Aronofsky, Craig Henighan, (sound designer, supervising sound editor, sound re-recording mixer) has worked on over 90 movies since 1995.

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Gary Hecker - Being a Feature Film Foley Artist

Award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker recently joined CSS Studios’ Todd-AO in late 2009. One of the most accomplished Foley artists in Hollywood, Hecker has contributed to more than 200 films in a career ... More

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Gary Rizzo - Getting a job as a feature film Re-recording Mixer

Gary Rizzo (born January 31, 1972) is an American sound engineer. He has won an Academy Award for Best Sound and has been nominated for another two in the same category. He has worked on over 120 films since 1994.

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Composer Marty O'Donnell - Working in Video Game Music

Martin “Marty” O’Donnell (born May 1, 1955) is an American composer known for his work on video game developer Bungie’s series, such as Myth, Oni, and Halo. O’Donnell collaborates with his musical ... More