The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Red Carpet Premiere Interviews

  • Director Peter Jackson and team discuss evocative sound moments from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and the way the quiet moments shine through.

  • Peter Jackson and team at the Dolby Theatre® premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    • We caught up with director Peter Jackson and team at the red carpet premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies to learn how Dolby Atmos® played a role in the final chapter of the Hobbit saga.

      Reflecting on sound production using Dolby Atmos, Jackson talked about how their techniques evolved to better take advantage of the technology. "The first Hobbit movie was the first time we'd ever encountered it, and it was a pretty exciting tool, but we've managed to do different things as our knowledge of how to best use it expanded."

      Michael Hedges, rerecording mixer, added that they "refined the techniques" this time around, uncovering new ways to work with the technology like "making the environment match the screen" with sound. Part of the journey was uncovering ways they could use Dolby Atmos to create an atmospheric quality to the soundtrack.

      Co-producer and writer Philippa Boyens elaborated on how Dolby Atmos helped the sound effects transform elegantly from "subtle little quiet moments of snow falling … to a vast, epic battle."

      "I actually have come to believe that the best moments are the quiet moments," Jackson mused.

      With a Dolby Atmos system, sound comes from all directions, including overhead, to create an immersive experience with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth. Learn more about this revolutionary technology.

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  • "Sound is so important to the experience of watching and filming."

    Evangeline Lilly, Actress, The Hobbit: The Battle of  the Five Armies