Posted by · 12:53 am · July 19th, 2011

I would love to have attended last week’s Dolby seminar “Surrounded: 7.1 Cinema and Beyond.” I’ve been eager to read more about it, but unfortunately it seems the press that did attend haven’t bothered covering it in any real fashion (unless I’m missing something). Leave it to the folks at SoundWorks Collection to cut out the middle man and give us a direct hook-up.

As more and more movies begin to use 7.1 mixing, the conversation is worth amping up (no pun intended). This year’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is the sterling recent example of the dynamic possibilities at hand. While everyone is obsessed with 3D and candy for the eyes, there is a lot of candy for the ears with stuff like this.

I haven’t been able to set aside an hour to watch the panel myself yet, but I will as soon as I can. For now, I’ll offer it up for you here. Again, thanks to the SoundWorks Collection for great legwork, as usual. Check it out for yourself after the jump.

[Photo: Dolby]

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  • 1 7-19-2011 at 11:06 am

    The Other Ryan said...

    I’m fairly certain 7.1 will eventually become as common in theaters as 3D is. Which is quite alright by me. Dolby has always had similar technologies in the past (Dolby Digital EX), as have DTS and SDDS. The sound in my local theaters is pretty mediocre, so here’s to hoping Dolby’s push for 7.1 leads to upgrades all around.

  • 2 7-19-2011 at 10:19 pm

    Maxim said...

    This is off-topic but Kris, have you seen any of the recent videos posted on the DGA’s site in honor of it’s 75th anniversary?

    Here is a link:

    There are some real gems here and some interesting pairings (click “see more” to view the entire list).

  • 3 7-20-2011 at 3:20 pm

    Maxim said...

    These interviews may deserve their own post, actually.