AES San Francisco 2010
Historical Event

Thursday, November 4, 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Historical Film Sound at Dolby

Dolby Theatre

Ioan Allen, Dolby Laboratories - San Francisco, CA, USA

Stereo Optical Film Soundtracks – 76 Years

This two-hour event takes place at the renowned Dolby Laboratories Presentation Studio—a theater, projection room, and recording studio located at Dolby’s headquarters built to provide a nearly-perfect listening and viewing environment for film, recorded sound, and live presentations. See and hear actual historical film footage demonstrating the evolution of 35mm stereo optical film soundtracks, from the first experimental recordings made by Alan Blumlein in 1934 through to today's digital soundtracks. The steady progress in technical performance will be described by Ioan Allen, Oscar recipient, AES Fellow, and recipient of the AES Silver Medal award. Mr. Allen spearheaded the introduction of many breakthrough film audio formats that have revolutionized the film sound experience.

Tickets: A limited number of $10 tickets will be available exclusively to registered convention attendees at the tours booth in the main lobby at Moscone. The marked bus will begin loading at 2:30 pm for the short ride to Dolby.

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