We’re right in the middle of an epic snowstorm here in Washington, D.C. where snowfall measuring in the double digits muffles normal suburban sounds to amplify the sounds of snow like the occasional boom of thunder (aka thundersnow) and flakes that are pounding the ground. Sound changes when there is snow on the ground but trying to capture it and make it come alive to movie-goers can be a difficult task. While our snowstorm is nothing like what is depicted in the movie Everest, I have no doubt that if there was a movie to be made about our storm, Dolby Atmos would bring it to life.
Dolby Atmos is a sophisticated sound experience found in some of the best theaters worldwide and at home. It transports you into the action with breathtaking realism, as moving audio flows all around you in a three-dimensional space. It allows filmmakers to move sound around viewers 360 degrees, including overhead to realistically depict objects above the audience.
Dolby Atmos brings the thrilling adventures climb in Everest to life, placing you in the middle of the heart-pounding snow storm at home with detailed, multi-dimensional sound. Whether it’s a high-speed avalanche or intimate conversation between climbers, Dolby Atmos puts you in the heart of the action.
“In a movie like this, you’re dealing with characters in a natural environment, and what we’re trying to do with the Dolby Atmos mix on this picture is to describe that environment and make the viewer feel like they’re on the mountain with the characters,” Sound Re-recording Mixer Ian Tapp said. “And what the Atmos system really enables us to do is to place the sound where we want them to get the realism that we want in the soundtrack and really really involve the audience with it.”
Dolby has brought the technology into our homes to make a more immersive and powerful entertainment experience for movie-lovers. Even without an Atmos sound system for the home (although preferred), you will still notice the difference through your television’s speakers or your surround sound system when using the Dolby Atmos setting on your Blu-ray.
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
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