Dolby Salutes the Oscars®

    We congratulate this year's
    nominees for sound editing
    and sound mixing.

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    2014 Academy Awards® Nominees
    for Achievement in Sound Editing

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    Sound editing involves locating (or creating) and recording all the needed elements for the soundtrack. The duties of a sound editor include fixing unintelligible dialogue, finding authentic sounds for an action sequence, and creating believable sounds for an animated creature.

    All Is Lost

    All Is Lost

    Achievement in Sound Editing:
    Steve Boeddeker and Richard Hymns

     

    Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    Achievement in Sound Editing:
    Oliver Tarney

      Gravity

    Gravity

    Achievement in Sound Editing:
    Glenn Freemantle

    Mixed in Dolby Atmos

             
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Achievement in Sound Editing:
    Brent Burge

    Mixed in Dolby Atmos

     

    Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor

    Achievement in Sound Editing:
    Wylie Stateman

       

    2014 Academy Awards® Nominees
    for Achievement in Sound Mixing

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    Sound mixing refers to how a movie's dialogue, music, and effects all work together in the final soundtrack. Basic steps in sound mixing include recording on location during filming, rerecording during postproduction to balance the soundtrack elements, and preparing the preview and final mixes.

    Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    Achievement in Sound Mixing:
    Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, and Chris Munro

      Gravity

    Gravity

    Achievement in Sound Mixing:
    Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, and Chris Munro

    Mixed in Dolby Atmos

     

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Achievement in Sound Mixing:
    Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, and Tony Johnson

    Mixed in Dolby Atmos

             
    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Achievement in Sound Mixing:
    Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland

     

    Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor

    Achievement in Sound Mixing:
    Andy Koyama, Beau Borders, and David Brownlow

       

    Sound Editing vs. Sound Mixing

    An expert examines the differences

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     Erik Aadahl

    Erik Aadahl, on location for an upcoming film.

    Sound mixer and sound editor may not be the most mysterious titles on a movie crew. That dubious honor would have to go to gaffer and grip. Still, even among avid movie fans, few truly understand the difference between the sound specialties.

    But Erik Aadahl does. Aadahl has been nominated twice for an Oscar for Best Sound Editing, for Argo and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

    To read the full story, plus read Erik's take on this year's sound nominees, visit the Dolby Lab Notes blog.

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