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Summer 2019

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44 S U M M E R 2 0 1 9 C A S Q U A R T E R L Y Discover how re-recording mixer Brandon Proctor used Dolby Atmos to tell a story and elicit emotion in films like A Quiet Place and Black Panther Brandon Proctor is a CAS Award-nominated re-recording mixer known for his work on A Quiet Place (2018), Black Panther (2018), and Mud (2012). We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Brandon about how he used Dolby Atmos to make audiences feel like part of the action in some of these blockbuster films. Brandon Proctor: Mixing Blockbusters in Dolby Atmos HOW MUCH DID YOU USE ATMOS WHILE MIXING BLACK PANTHER? We used Atmos extensively while mixing Black Panther. We started with it in the design process, so it actually became part of the fabric that we were working with. Music-wise, we had a lot of higher sounding instruments in the Atmos speakers, like the women's choir, the higher strings, and the reverb returns. We really tried to focus on how to make the music sound as wide as possible, which was fun and interesting. DID YOU TAKE THE SAME APPROACH WITH A QUIET PLACE? Mixing A Quiet Place was kind of the inverse approach. We always had an ambience or something specific for the other speakers that are not unique to the set of one environment. So when that ship goes by, it's actually already in the background environment. And because we're using specific sounds that are S p o n s o r e d C o n t e n t

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