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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

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 https://www.netflix.com/title/81426972 (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...

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 https://linktr.ee/dolbyinstitute (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...

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 taken...

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: https://movies.disney.com/encanto (ENCANTO): Jared Bush,...

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:...

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 (https://youtu.be/uZ_3Kdm_ZhE) Joining Matt is Director of Photography Greig Fraser (who joins us separately,...

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 Editor...

Duration:01:23:22

115 - Best Sound Nominees: Academy Awards 2022

3/1/2022
Welcome to our continuing coverage of this year's Academy Awards. Like last year, we have compiled interviews from each of the nominees in the Best Sound 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 and (more importantly) what to listen for as you get to the Best Sound category on your ballot! Here are the nominees, in alphabetical order: BELFAST: Denise Yarde,...

Duration:01:14:42

114 - The Sound of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story

2/22/2022
If it seems like the Hollywood musical is making a comeback, that's because, in many ways, it is. And after decades of promising to one day direct one, legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg finally decided to tackle a new interpretation of "West Side Story." The film is now nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Sound. Joining us today is the sound team behind this film, who collectively took great pains to use as many modern...

Duration:01:02:56

113 - Let's Talk About the 2022 Academy Award Nominees

2/9/2022
With yesterday's announcement of the 94th Academy Award nominations, this year's award season is now in full swing! We decided it would be fun to bring in some experts to discuss the nominees, especially those in some of our favorite categories — Best Sound and Best Cinematography — as well as others (and the show itself) for a very spirited conversation on this year's top contenders. Our guests: Lon Harris — Pop Culture Writer for Screen Junkies — https://twitter.com/Lons...

Duration:00:46:00

112 - "One Billion Guns!" Sound Design for Video Game Weaponry with Gearbox Software

1/25/2022
We conclude our special coverage of sound design for video games by interviewing the sound team at Gearbox Software, which famously created "over one billion guns" for its latest first-person shooter, Borderlands 3. So how exactly does a team design the sound for so many different guns? Turns out, it's actually kinda fun. "The godsend was the fact that we have a good set of field recording gear internally anyway and... we live in Texas. So, there's lots of people with lots of guns and lots...

Duration:00:57:45

111 - Leading with Sound in Video Game Development with Rob Bridgett

1/18/2022
As we continue to delve into the world of sound design for gaming, we have a special conversation to share with you today with one of the heavy hitters in this space — Rob Bridgett. Rob is something of a visionary in their field and has a new book called, "Leading with Sound: Proactive Sound Practices in Video Game Development," where they share some of their fascinating insights and philosophy on crafting soundtracks for video games. "I talk about the topic of leading with sound through...

Duration:01:06:50

110 - How to Work with A-List Directors with Sound Designer Skip Lievsay

1/13/2022
Academy Award-winning sound artist Skip Lievsay has worked with some of the greatest filmmakers for the past several decades, including Martin Scorsese, Darren Aronofsky, Michael Moore, Alfonso Cuarón, and his most frequent collaborators, the Coen Brothers. In this in-depth interview, Skip tells us some of his greatest tricks of the trade, whether working with first-time filmmakers or directors of the highest calibre. Specifically, being brave enough to experiment and even get things...

Duration:01:01:44

109 - The Sound of Ghost of Tsushima

1/11/2022
Since so much groundbreaking sound work is being created in the world of gaming these days, we've decided to dedicate the next few episodes of this podcast to some of the superstars behind your favorite new video games. Continuing that ongoing coverage, today our colleague Alistair Hirst sits down with the sound team behind "Ghost of Tsushima," a giant open world Samurai action game set in feudal Japan. The team took painstaking steps to give players as authentic and immersive an experience...

Duration:00:52:06

108 - The Sound of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

1/4/2022
Since so much groundbreaking sound work is being created in the world of gaming these days, we've decided to dedicate the next few episodes of this podcast to some of the superstars behind your favorite new video games. First up is the sound and music team from Eidos Montreal, who brought us "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy." Bringing this massive title to life was no easy endeavor, especially during a global pandemic. Yet the end result is a thrilling game with a surprisingly emotional...

Duration:00:53:26