Dolby Pushes Sound Ideas

Sound is undeniably an integral aspect of film that is sadly often overlooked. It is because of this that I am very excited to be attending Surrounded, an event hosted by Dolby in San Francisco next week that is sure to shed light on the importance of sound in film. Those at home can take part in the event thanks to a live-stream of a very exciting panel discussion involving some of Hollywood’s most exciting filmmakers.

More information on the event and how you can submit questions can be found below:

Dolby Streams Filmmakers’ Forum Panel About 7.1 Surround Sound Live on Facebook


 WHAT:  Dolby is hosting a panel discussion about the impact of 7.1 surround sound on 2D and 3D movies. The session will be streamed live on Dolby’s Facebook fan page ( and viewers from around the world can submit questions for speakers to address via Facebook and Twitter (!/dolby). Just leave a comment on our Facebook wall or Tweet us a question using the #surrounded hashtag.

Since the launch of Dolby® Surround 7.1 one year ago 25 feature films have been mixed in 7.1, making it one of the most quickly adopted Dolby cinema audio formats ever. Filmmakers, sound mixers, directors, and other postproduction professionals have embraced 7.1 because it brings a more exciting experience to 2D movies, and gives content creators even more control over audio placement for 3D movies.

In the session, industry leaders and innovators will discuss how 7.1 audio impacts entertainment and what is in store for the future of surround sound.

WHO: Stuart Bowling, Dolby Laboratories, Worldwide Technical Marketing Manager, Cinema (Moderator)

Erik Aadahl, Supervising Sound Editor: Transformers 3Kung Fu Panda 2Megamind

Eric Brevig, Director: Yogi Bear, Journey to the Center of the Earth

Michael Semanick, Re-recording Mixer: Cars 2, Toy Story 3

Rohan Sippy, Director: Dum Maaro Dum

Kinson Tsang, Supervising Sound Designer: Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, The Lost Bladesman

WHERE:        Dolby’s Facebook fan page:

WHEN:          Monday, July 11, 2011, 7:00–8:00 p.m. PDT

(July 12, 10:00–11:00 a.m. CST; July 12, 7:30–8:30 a.m. IST)

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