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Sound and image are incredibly powerful tools for storytelling. Join Dolby Institute director Glenn Kiser in conversation with the artists who are using image and sound technologies creatively in some of your favorite films, TV shows, video games, and songs.

Sound and image are incredibly powerful tools for storytelling. Join Dolby Institute director Glenn Kiser in conversation with the artists who are using image and sound technologies creatively in some of your favorite films, TV shows, video games, and songs.

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United States

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Sound and image are incredibly powerful tools for storytelling. Join Dolby Institute director Glenn Kiser in conversation with the artists who are using image and sound technologies creatively in some of your favorite films, TV shows, video games, and songs.

Language:

English


Episodes

135 - Ron Howard and the Making of Thirteen Lives

12/2/2022
Director Ron Howard joins us to discuss his thrilling new film, “Thirteen Lives,” a harrowing dramatization of the real-life rescue of thirteen young Thai soccer players who were trapped in a flooding cave in 2018. Joining the discussion is much of the film’s post-production team: Rachael Tate, Supervising Sound Editor Oliver Tarney, Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer Chris Burden, Re-recording Mixer William Miller, Re-recording Mixer James D. Wilcox, Editor Authenticity was the...

Duration:01:02:00

134 - Building Mars From the Ground Up: The Making of Good Night Oppy

11/29/2022
Director Ryan White and Academy Award-winning sound designer Mark Mangini join us today to discuss the making of “Good Night Oppy.” This charming new documentary tells the story of the two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, which were sent to the red planet back in 2003 and were expected to survive long enough to collect data for — hopefully — 90 days. Instead, they blew everyone’s expectations away and one of them, nicknamed “Oppy,” lasted over 15 years. The filmmakers had the advantage...

Duration:00:50:22

133 - The Sound of Top Gun: Maverick

11/22/2022
Director Joseph Kosinski and his sound team discuss their groundbreaking work on the hit sequel to the classic 80s film "Top Gun." Joining the discussion are re-recording mixers Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor, as well as supervising sound editors James Mather, Al Nelson, and Bjørn Schroeder. Since most of the movie's flight scenes were filmed practically (or "in-camera") without relying on too many visual effects in post-production, this created some unique challenges for the sound team. “It...

Duration:00:55:00

132 - The Making of Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

11/15/2022
Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler joins us to discuss the making of the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe — Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Joining the discussion is the film’s composer Lugwig Görannson, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Steve Boeddeker, supervising sound editor Benjamin Burtt, and re-recording mixer Brandon Proctor. This is the first Black Panther movie since the sudden and tragic death of its star, Chadwick Boseman. But as the title implies,...

Duration:01:04:19

131 - Inside Pixar's Revolutionary Story & Editorial Process

11/1/2022
In this special, supersized episode we take a peek behind the curtain to examine Pixar's unique editorial process. It's often messy and non-linear, with shots and sequences constantly being re-worked... and this might just be the secret to why their films end up feeling so cinematic and have the emotional impact that they do. At Pixar, the editor has much more authority and responsibility than their live-action and traditional cell animation counterparts. How did this come to be? It's all...

Duration:00:52:57

130 - The Making of Marvel’s Werewolf by Night

10/27/2022
NOTE: This episode contains spoilers. We are back from a short break, as we’ve been working on a couple of very big episodes. But in the meantime, we had the privilege to speak with Michael Giacchino, the director of Marvel’s “Werewolf by Night,” a super fun and spooky “television special” on Disney+, perfect for this Halloween season. Joining us for the discussion is much of his post-production team: Re-recording Mixer Juan Peralta, Editor Jeff Ford, Supervising Sound Editor Josh Gold,...

Duration:00:53:18

129 - Dolby Atmos for Podcasts

8/23/2022
NOTE: This episode features clips mixed in Dolby Atmos®. For best results, please listen to this episode with headphones! Podcasts have exploded in popularity in recent years, and creators have been exploring new ways to create fully-immersive experiences for their listeners. In today’s episode, we speak with a few of the companies that are on the cutting-edge of crafting a truly cinematic experience for audio storytelling in podcasts, from QCODE and Wondery, the latter of which is now...

Duration:01:00:09

128 - Thor: Love and Thunder and Sound Design for Comedy

7/12/2022
If you caught the last installment of the Thor franchise, then you already know that director Taika Waititi has taken this particular series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a considerably more comedic direction. And Thor: Love and Thunder continues that trend. This film has some very funny sound moments, including a jealous battle axe, Russell Crowe doing an over-the-top Greek accent, and a pair of screaming goats. Literally. But how does creating a soundtrack for comedy — and...

Duration:00:50:26

127 - Creating a Successful Anthology TV Series - LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Season 3

6/21/2022
Quick Content Warning: There is some colorful language in this podcast episode. Listener discretion is advised. Season 3 of the eleven-time Emmy winning series LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS hit Netflix on May 20th and we are delighted to sit down with creator Tim Miller, supervising director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, and supervising sound editor Brad North to discuss how they managed to succeed where so many others have failed — creating a hit anthology television series. "It really comes down to who's...

Duration:00:59:18

126 - The Duffer Brothers and Stranger Things Season 4

6/16/2022
The latest season of "Stranger Things" finally returned to Netflix on May 27th and we are so excited to sit down with the creators of the show, along with several key members of the post-production team, to discuss the sound, music, and editorial process behind this wildly successful series. This is a supersized episode of the podcast with a TON of bonus guests. Joining us are the creators (as well as writers and directors) Matt and Ross Duffer; composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein;...

Duration:01:17:21

125 - Colin Trevorrow and the Sound of Jurassic World Dominion

6/14/2022
The newest and final installment of the Jurassic World franchise roared into theaters on Friday and we are delighted to share this conversation with director Colin Trevorrow and his sound team, to discuss how they crafted the soundtrack to this latest dinosaur Summer blockbuster. On today's podcast: — Colin Trevorrow, Director and Co-writer — Christopher Boyes, Re-recording Mixer — Pete Horner, Re-recording Mixer — Al Nelson, Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor — Gwendolyn Yates...

Duration:00:55:14

124 - Revisiting Jurassic Park’s Groundbreaking Sound Design with Gary Rydstrom

6/2/2022
Legendary sound designer and re-recording mixer Gary Rydstrom joins us once again, this time to discuss his groundbreaking work on Steven Spielberg's classic film, "Jurassic Park" (1993), ahead of the upcoming premiere of the final film in the franchise — "Jurassic World: Dominion." Amazingly, even nearly 30 years later, Rydstrom's work on the original film still holds up incredibly well. "I have a theory that — especially in the early days of computer graphics — sound needed to be real....

Duration:00:38:40

123 - jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy 20 Years in the Making

5/24/2022
On today's episode, we welcome the filmmaking team behind the new 3-part documentary about Kanye West from directors Coodie Simmons & Chike Ozah, which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival and is now available on Netflix. This film features some of the most intimate and vulnerable footage you may ever see of the iconic and enigmatic hip-hop star. It's clear that Kanye gave the filmmakers not just unprecedented access to his personal life, but also a great deal of his trust. "Kanye...

Duration:00:45:34

122 - Daniels and the Music of Everything Everywhere All at Once

4/21/2022
Part two (of two) of our exclusive, in-person interview with the filmmakers. If you missed part one, be sure to check out that episode (#121) from earlier this week, which you can find wherever you get your podcasts. Joining us again are directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (known collectively as "Daniels"), as well as the film's sound designer and sound effects editor, Andrew Twite, and the re-recording mixer and sound supervisor, Brent Kiser. Today we're devoting the entire episode...

Duration:01:02:21

121 - Daniels and the Sound of Everything Everywhere All at Once

4/19/2022
Part one (of two) of our exclusive, in-person interview with the filmmakers of this mind-blowing new film, now playing in cinemas. We are joined by the directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (known collectively as "Daniels"), as well as the film's sound designer and sound effects editor, Andrew Twite, and the re-recording mixer and sound supervisor, Brent Kiser. If you haven't seen "Everything Everywhere All at Once" yet, it is an incredible example of genre-bending experimentation...

Duration:01:14:02

120 - Conversations with Colorists

3/29/2022
Our guest host this week, Tom Graham, is joined by some of the top colorists working today to have a roundtable discussion about HDR workflows and working in Dolby Vision®. This is a passionate conversation, with lots of technical detail, which highlights why so many of these artists are so excited to be working with these new tools available to them. "We've had the ability to have bright TVs for the longest time, right? That's only a part of the equation. I think what's most exciting to me...

Duration:01:11:37

119 - Best Animated Feature Film Nominees: Academy Awards 2022

3/18/2022
Welcome to our continuing coverage of this year's Academy Awards®. Like last year, we have compiled interviews from the nominees in the Best Animated Feature Film category. So, if you are an Oscar voter — either as an Academy member or as a fan participating in your annual office pool — you'll have a much better idea of what to watch for as you get to this category on your ballot! Here are the nominated films, in alphabetical order: ENCANTOFLEELUCATHE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINESRAYA AND THE...

Duration:01:28:24

118 - Best Cinematography Nominees: Academy Awards 2022

3/15/2022
Welcome to our continuing coverage of this year's Academy Awards®. Like last year, we have compiled interviews from the nominees in the Best Cinematography category. So, if you are an Oscar voter — either as an Academy member or as a fan participating in your annual office pool — you'll have a much better idea of what to watch for as you get to the Best Cinematography category on your ballot! Here are the nominated Directors of Photography, in alphabetical order by film: DUNENIGHTMARE...

Duration:01:01:55

117 - The Cinematography of The Batman

3/10/2022
Director Matt Reeves joins us again this week to discuss The Batman. This is part 2 of our special 2-part episode on this movie, where we discuss the film's incredible cinematography. If you haven't already, be sure to check out part 1, where we break down the sound and music of The Batman, in our podcast archive from earlier this week, or on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uZ_3Kdm_ZhE Joining Matt is Director of Photography Greig Fraser (who joins us separately, later in this episode, as he is...

Duration:01:03:30

116 - The Sound and Music of The Batman

3/8/2022
Director Matt Reeves joins us this week to discuss The Batman. This is part 1 of our special 2-part episode on this film, since there is so much to discuss with Matt and his team. So be sure to check out part 2, where we discuss the cinematography of The Batman, which will debut this Thursday! In this episode we are joined by Matt and his incredible team of sound and music artists: Michael Giacchino - Composer Will Files - Supervising Sound Editor Douglas Murray - Supervising Sound...

Duration:01:23:22