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    Deepwater Horizon in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

  • Step aboard the set of the Deepwater Horizon and learn how the filmmakers made the movie even more lifelike.

    • Workers on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico try to restrain the power of oil and mud gushing from the sea floor. Tensions mount on the surface as company executives urge cost-cutting that puts the lives of workers in danger.

      Dolby Atmos® audio and Dolby Vision™ imaging help bring to life the day-to-day sounds and sights of the oil rig, and the efforts of oil-industry workers who brave a fiery crisis. "With a film like this," says director Peter Berg, "you have to be as authentic as you can. These are very foreign worlds."

      Deepwater HorizonThe Sound of Deepwater Horizon with Renée Tondelli

      Renée Tondelli (Best Sound Editing) joins us for an in-depth exploration of the sound design of Peter Berg’s film, for which she is nominated with Wylie Stateman. From the challenges of learning to speak “oilese,” the specialized language of the oil exploration world, to the problems of capturing usable production audio at the film’s noisy locations, Renée discusses how the sound for this action-packed film, mixed by Ron Bartlett and Doug Hemphill, came together.