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Dolby in the Cinema
Be captivated by your favorite movies in Dolby sound.
Explore Dolby Atmos
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Peter Jackson on the Importance of Sound
Dolby at Home
Transform your living room into a sophisticated home theater with amazing sound and true-to-life video quality.
Speaker Setup Guide
Creating a Home Theater
Dolby on the Go
Stellar sound quality. All of your favorite content. Wherever life takes you.
Experience Dolby Atmos
Transformers in Dolby Atmos
Dolby at Work
Improve productivity by transforming the conference call into an in-person meeting experience with Dolby Voice and the Dolby Conference Phone.
Dolby Conference Phone
Partners and Professionals
Find Dolby solutions, services, and support that can help you create more engaging products, content, and entertainment experiences.
PC and Mobile
The Dolby Institute was created to educate and inspire content providers to effectively use sound and visual technologies as creative tools.
Video Game High School
Creators Freddie Wong and Matt Arnold launched the third season with help from the Dolby® Institute.
How to Create Foley
Get tips and techniques to help you record sounds that will make your video sound like a big-budget production.
This adventure filmmaker won the Dolby® Audio Post Production Award at the Banff Film Festival in 2012.
Provides support services, equipment, and sponsorship to leading film festivals worldwide and helps filmmakers present their work in a showcase environment.
Supports the work of content creators who demonstrate innovative use of sound in their content
Encourages the use of sound and picture as storytelling tools and enables creative sound design and 5.1 streaming for web-produced content like Video Game High School
Exposes young filmmakers to the best sound and visual experiences in the medium to inspire them to use the power of sight and sound in their storytelling
Facilitates training and tools for student storytellers, and seeks to apply the same training and tools to nontraditional educational environments
Dolby Laboratories has long been considered the preeminent provider of sound technology in the film industry. Beginning with Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, the first film to use Dolby® noise reduction technology, we've been at the forefront of improving cinema sound. Given our history of enhancing what moviegoers hear, we created the Dolby Institute to educate and inspire content providers to use the power of audio and visual technologies in all their projects.
All too often, sound is treated as an afterthought—something to be considered only once a film is shot, once the animation for a game has been produced, or once an app is developed. The Dolby Institute's goal is to help you, as artists, think critically about sound throughout the creative process.
"The Dolby Institute engages artists by providing education, inspiration, and support throughout the creative process," says Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute. "We encourage thinking creatively about sound and visuals as storytelling tools from the beginning."
Over time, the Dolby Institute will develop educational programming aimed at a broad range of content creators, whether you're making a film, mixing the sound for a sporting event, or designing a new mobile app. It will also create forums to bring artists and scientists together to discuss the future of entertainment and how we can all put technological advances in the service of great storytelling.
Glenn Kiser, Director, Dolby Institute
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