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Learn how we support up-and-coming filmmakers during the creative process.
Get an inside look at how our team of scientists and engineers creates the magic behind your entertainment experiences.
Dolby in the Cinema
Be captivated by your favorite movies in Dolby sound.
Dolby Surround 7.1
Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound
Dolby Atmos propels you into the story with powerful, all-around sound.
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See your favorite movies in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1, or Dolby 3D.
Dolby at Home
Transform your living room into a sophisticated home theater with amazing sound and true-to-life video quality.
The Evolution of Surround Sound
Dolby led the evolution of stereo sound into surround and beyond.
Dolby Vision captures the story with incredibly bright colors, ultra-dark blacks, and vivid hues.
Dolby on the Go
Stellar sound quality. All of your favorite content. Wherever life takes you.
Amazon and Dolby Are Changing Mobile
Learn how Dolby and Amazon are changing the way you enjoy mobile entertainment.
Rediscover the Magic of Life of Pi
Hear the difference Dolby audio makes when you watch Life of Pi on your mobile device.
Dolby at Work
Improve productivity by transforming the conference call into an in-person meeting experience with Dolby Voice and the Dolby Voice Conference Phone.
Dolby Voice Conference Phone
Feel like you're right there in the room with the stunning clarity of Dolby Voice.
We've reinvented the conference phone to deliver lifelike clarity and conversational ease.
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Movie Magic for the Eyes and Ears
With a goal to represent the evolution of film technology, Dolby partnered with Moonbot Studios to create Silent, an animated short film that tells the story of two street performers' fantastical experience inside an old movie house.
Silent: An Animated Short
The silent film era brought people to movie houses with the promise of a radically different type of entertainment than the usual diversions of the day. Watching "moving pictures," even without sound, was a novel concept that shocked those early moviegoers, causing some to believe the action on the screen was really happening live. Today, cinema technology has come a long way, and we still find ourselves engrossed in the stories that unfold before us on the big screen.
To represent this evolution of film technology, Dolby partnered with Moonbot Studios to create Silent, an animated short film that tells the story of two street performers' fantastical experience inside an old movie house. Moonbot Studios, cofounded by celebrated children's book author and Academy Award® winning filmmaker William Joyce, was a natural choice to partner with Dolby, according to Bob Borchers, Chief Marketing Officer, Dolby Laboratories. "Working with Moonbot really is the perfect complement of our technology with the best of storytellers," Borchers said.
Silent director Brandon Oldenburg was equally complimentary on the opportunity to produce the film with Dolby Atmos® technology. "Dolby Atmos is a filmmaker's dream," said Oldenburg. "You can precisely position sounds anywhere you want them in a theatre."
"Sound is one of those things now that really binds you into that world (of movies)," William Joyce said. "It envelops you completely. It takes you from the flat plain in front of you to literally surrounding you. There's nothing else like it."
Watch Silent now to see sound and picture combine to create an amazing, immersive experience.
Go behind the scenes to watch the making of Silent.
Dolby Atmos propels you into the story and the music with powerful, all-around sound that moves your heart, mind, body, and soul.
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William Joyce, Cofounder, Moonbot Studios
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