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By Mark Kerins

Since electronic encompass sound expertise first seemed in cinemas twenty years in the past, it has unfold from theaters to houses and from video clips to tv, song, and games. but while 5.1 has develop into the traditional for audiovisual media, its influence has long gone unexamined. Drawing on works from the previous twenty years, in addition to dozens of interviews with sound designers, mixers, and editors, Mark Kerins uncovers how 5.1 encompass has affected not only sound layout, yet cinematography and enhancing besides. past Dolby (Stereo) contains particular analyses of struggle membership, The Matrix, Hairspray, Disturbia, The Rock, Saving inner most Ryan, and pleasure journey, between different motion pictures, to demonstrate the worth of a really audiovisual method of cinema studies.

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103 Because the home market is so crucial, filmmakers have to be careful about how they use new technologies like digital surround sound. 1 DTS soundtrack to place sounds very specifically—for instance, a particular sound could be mixed to the right surround speaker only. What they could not do, though, was make it crucial to know that particular sound came from the right surround speaker, as viewers watching Jurassic Park later on video or television would not receive this piece of information.

Within a short time reason prevailed, and each studio agreed to include multiple digital soundtracks on its releases—provided the specific DSS system it had backed was among them. 1 surround to supplant Dolby Stereo as the dominant soundtrack configuration: “at the point we got the quad negative and were able to put all three digital formats on one piece of sound negative was about the time that the studios said, ‘Every movie we do is going to be digital. 1 playback in theaters with any variety of digital surround system.

77 The Dick Tracy screenings went smoothly,78 but CDS’s second appearance two weeks later, with the big-budget Tom Cruise vehicle Days of Thunder (1990), was an unmitigated disaster. 82 This coincidence of timing suggests CDS’s failure can be attributed to the power of the 38 · P roduc t io n a n d S t y l e Dolby name—despite a two-year head start, CDS disappeared immediately upon head-to-head competition with the company behind Dolby Stereo, Dolby noise reduction, and a host of other audio advancements.

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