Dolby showcases 2017 sound editing and sound mixing Oscar nominees


If you’re like most people, you watch the Oscars each year and are never quite sure what the difference between sound editing and sound mixing is. Not to worry: Dolby has your back on this and other subjects related to sound production. Dolby’s Glenn Kiser, Senior Director of the Dolby Institute, has recorded a series of podcast interviews with artists nominated for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing at this year’s Oscars. 

Among the interviewees are: La La Land’s Steve Morrow (Production Sound Mixer), Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou (Supervising Sound Editors); Arrival’s Sylvain Bellemare (Supervising Sound Editor) and Bernard Gariépy Strobl (Sound Mixer); Deepwater Horizon’s Renée Tondelli (Supervising Sound Editor); Hacksaw Ridge’s Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright (Supervising Sound Editor and Mixers); Sully’s Alan Murray (Supervising Sound Editor); and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’s Greg Russell, Gary Summers and Jeffrey Haboush (sound mixers). 


Give the interviews a listen—links and more information are available on Dolby’s website—and you can find out more about the difference between doing sound design for, say, a throwback musical and a gritty war film. And you just might help your Oscar ballots in the process.