Leading Sound Experts Participate In ‘Dolby Surrounded’ In India

Dolby Laboratories India brought together leading sound experts, content creators and film makers across Hollywood and Bollywood to discuss innovation in cinema sound. Called Dolby Surrounded, the event highlighted the latest trends in cinematic audio.

During the event Will Files, sound designer, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer, Skywalker Sound for Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, along with Stuart Bowling, Sr Worldwide Technical Marketing Manager, Dolby Laboratories conducted technical workshops on audio innovations with leading sound designers and technicians in Mumbai and Chennai.
“Dolby works closely with the cinema industry to enhance the quality of the movie-going experience. To that end, we equip filmmakers with the tools to help create great content. With ‘Dolby Surrounded’, we are bringing together experts from around the globe to share knowledge and insight to fuel cinematic innovation in India,” said Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories India.

Dolby also hosted a panel session, featuring some of today’s foremost experts in cinema audio: Will Files, Lead Sound Editor for Mission : Impossible – Ghost Protocol; Stuart Bowling, Sr Worldwide Technical Marketing Manager, Dolby Laboratories; Imtiaz Ali, Film Director; Resul Pookutty, Oscar winning Sound Designer; Anup Dev, Re-recording Mixer and Kamal Gianchandani, President, PVR Pictures Ltd.

Will Files said, "Dolby has helped filmmakers and sound designers to realize and preserve their creative vision and to deliver movies that immerse audiences in the story. For a premium entertainment experience, it is important for sound to be as impactful as the picture to create a compelling sensory experience.” On the panel, the industry stalwarts discussed the latest innovations in sound designing and how good quality sound completes the entertainment experience.

About Dolby Surround 7.1

The latest innovation from a pioneer in cinema sound, Dolby Surround 7.1 improves the spatial dimension of soundtracks and enhances audio definition. The result: full-featured audio that better matches the visual impact of movies.

With the ability for content creators to mix in a discrete 7.1 format, Dolby Surround 7.1 provides four surround zones to better orchestrate audio channels in a movie theater environment. The four surround zones incorporate the traditional Left Surround and Right Surround with new Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right zones. The addition of the two Back Surround zones enhances directionality in panning 360 degrees around the theater.

More than 3,400 cinema screens around the world support Dolby Surround 7.1 and more than 45 feature films have been released or are set to be released in the format.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. Visit www.dolby.com for more information.