Contender – Sound Mixer Michael Semanick, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Below The Line
Everyone is talking about shooting the new Peter Jackson film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 48 frames per second – as opposed to the normal 24 fps – and what the doubled frame rate does to enhance the 3D in the movie, but just as new and unusual is mixing the sound in the Dolby Atmos format. The innovative format has capabilities for up to 64 independent channels, so the audio is not only heard in front, behind and to the sides, but above and below as well.

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Posted Wed, Dec 19 2012 10:58 AM by Below the Line
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