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Turning "Chaos" into a Sundance Film Festival darling with Summertime

This week we bring you a remarkable story about how Carlos López Estrada, the director of the Dolby Institute Fellowship winner Blindspotting, attended a spoken word poetry performance and was so inspired by what he saw on stage, he decided to make a wild, low-budget indie feature capturing some of the magic he witnessed that evening. With the help of Executive Producer Kelly Marie Tran, he turned a chaotic production written and starring young poets, into a highlight of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Turning "Chaos" into a Sundance Film Festival darling with Summertime

This week we bring you a remarkable story about how Carlos López Estrada, the director of the Dolby Institute Fellowship winner Blindspotting, attended a spoken word poetry performance and was so inspired by what he saw on stage, he decided to make a wild, low-budget indie feature capturing some of the magic he witnessed that evening. With the help of Executive Producer Kelly Marie Tran, he turned a chaotic production written and starring young poets, into a highlight of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
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What is Dolby Institute?

The Dolby Institute was created to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of content creators. Through events, instruction, and awareness, we help creatives think critically and creatively about sound and image, unlocking the power of technology to help tell their stories. So whether you’re making a film, mixing sound for a sporting event, creating music, or designing the next-generation gaming experience, you’ll find a community of support at the Dolby Institute.

What is Dolby Institute?

The Dolby Institute was created to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of content creators. Through events, instruction, and awareness, we help creatives think critically and creatively about sound and image, unlocking the power of technology to help tell their stories. So whether you’re making a film, mixing sound for a sporting event, creating music, or designing the next-generation gaming experience, you’ll find a community of support at the Dolby Institute.

Sound and image are powerful storytelling tools. I’m constantly inspired by the most talented sound and image artists in the world. At the Dolby Institute, we bring that power to new artists creating all different kinds of stories.

Glenn Kiser, director of the Dolby Institute

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Educating the next generation of filmmakers, musicians, and game developers

Through university partnerships and community programs, we’re actively involved in helping new creatives find their voice. Expanding access to software. Making professional technology easier to use. And getting artists the resources they need.

Educating the next generation of filmmakers, musicians, and game developers

Through university partnerships and community programs, we’re actively involved in helping new creatives find their voice. Expanding access to software. Making professional technology easier to use. And getting artists the resources they need.

Dolby Institute Fellowships

Dolby Institute Fellowships

Now in its eighth year, the Dolby Institute Fellowship program gives independent filmmakers support and access to cutting-edge Dolby tools to fully realize their creative vision. Partnerships with the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and SFFILM help films find wide audiences.

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