Bad Robot Productions will create immersive Dolby Atmos sound mix
and integrate Dolby Professional Reference Monitor into workflow
HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
ShowEast 2012 — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and
Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom Inc., today announced at
ShowEast 2012 that J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production of Star Trek
into Darkness will use the latest technical achievements in
cinematic storytelling to deliver a new experience to audiences. Star
Trek into Darkness is scheduled to be released by Paramount Pictures
on May 17, 2013.
Dolby Atmos, the latest sound technology from Dolby Laboratories, delivers a more natural and realistic sound-field that moves sound around and above audiences, transporting them into the onscreen adventure. (Photo: Business Wire)
Star Trek into Darkness will be released in Dolby®
Atmos™ to deliver a more natural and realistic soundtrack that moves
sound around and above audiences, transporting them into the outer
regions of the universe. The Bad Robot Productions team will also
integrate the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 into its
pre- and postproduction workflows.
"We are in the incredible and lucky position to have access to the
latest technology, the best possible tools, and the most talented
artists in the business," said Abrams, the producer and director of Star
Trek into Darkness. "We are therefore thrilled to announce that we
will be employing the amazingly immersive Dolby Atmos audio system to
bring the Star Trek into Darkness soundtrack to life."
Academy Award® winner Andy Nelson and multiple Academy Award
nominee Anna Behlmer are the re-recording mixers at the helm of the
Dolby Atmos mix; Academy Award winner Ben Burtt and multiple Academy
Award nominee Matt Wood are the supervising sound editors. Dolby Atmos
is a new audio platform that revolutionizes the experience of sound in
entertainment. It allows sound designers and mixers a new level of
creative control and ensures that audiences will experience the full
impact of the sound mix, regardless of theatre configuration. Said Mark
Christiansen, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Paramount
Pictures, "Dolby Atmos brings a new sonic dimension to the amazing
visuals Star Trek into Darkness will deliver audiences."
The list of theatres selected to show Star Trek into Darkness in
Dolby Atmos will be made available closer to the release date.
The Dolby PRM-4200 has been at the center of the visual effects (VFX)
production, having been used for color-critical VFX reviews and
previsualization work. VFX producer Ron Ames reports, "The Dolby monitor
allows us to see more color-accurate and higher-quality images than ever
before right in our workspace. We've been able to dramatically
streamline our shot-review process, as we have confidence that the
images we're seeing on the Dolby monitor will precisely match what we
see on the big screen." The Dolby Professional Reference Monitor also
ensures that all the incredible detail and rich colors captured by
cinematographer Daniel Mindel are accurately represented onscreen.
"J.J. Abrams embraces new innovations and technologies that improve
storytelling. Dolby is helping the cinema industry to deliver on this
vision as it has done for over four decades," said Doug Darrow, Senior
Vice President, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories. "We are excited to have J.J.
Abrams use these new technologies to deliver the best picture and sound
to the big screen."
Star Trek into Darkness is written by Damon Lindelof, Alex
Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It is directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams will
also produce the feature with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions,
along with Lindelof, Kurtzman, and Orci.
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos brings a powerful new listening experience to the cinema
with more natural, realistic sound that truly envelops the audience. It
is an end-to-end solution that helps mixers, studios, and distributors
dramatically improve the audio experience. The Dolby Atmos platform
makes it easy for content creators to create immersive soundscapes, and
it ensures the best possible audience experience, regardless of theatre
configuration or the number of speakers.
Hollywood studios including Disney/Pixar (Brave), Paramount
Pictures/DreamWorks Animation (Rise of the Guardians), Twentieth
Century Fox (Taken 2, Chasing Mavericks, Life of Pi),
and Warner Bros. (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) have adopted
the Dolby Atmos format, increasing the count of 2012 Dolby Atmos titles
In 2013, three titles, including Gravity and Pacific Rim
from Warner Bros. and Star Trek into Darkness from Paramount
Pictures, are already scheduled to receive the Dolby Atmos treatment,
with additional studio titles to follow.
International movie productions are currently in the works or will be
started in 2013 by movie studios in China, France, Germany, India,
Korea, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Acclaimed Singapore director Jack
Neo's upcoming movie Ah Boys to Men premieres in Dolby Atmos on
November 6, 2012.
To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/Atmos.
To share an educational video on Dolby Atmos, visit https://vimeo.com/40699179.
To see Dolby's virtual press kit, visit dolby.com/news.
About the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200
The Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 offers a new standard
for critical viewing applications. It renders true black levels, highly
accurate dark detail, and the most precise colors at all luminance
levels and in all formats. The backlight is an array of red, green, and
blue LEDs that are modulated individually on a frame-by-frame basis to
provide full accuracy of blacks, color, and grayscale. The LCD panel is
also modulated in real time as part of the dual-modulation process. It
is the first monitor to accurately display the full latitude of today's
high-end digital cameras.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor
of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a
leading content company with prominent and respected film, television,
and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount
Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films, Nickelodeon
Movies, and DreamWorks Studios. PPC operations also include Paramount
Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home
Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing
Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that
are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in
1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound in
environments from the cinema to the living room to mobile devices, Dolby
creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or
on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby
technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Dolby Atmos is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All
other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.
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