AES San Francisco 2010
Historical Event Details


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.

Saturday, November 6, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm (Room 133)

The Library of Congress Historical Audio Collections and New Facility

Brad McCoy, Senior Studio Engineer, Library of Congress, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, Culpeper, VA

The Library of Congress houses vast collections of historical audio recordings in a wide variety of formats. Mr. McCoy will play noteworthy examples from the collection and describe the Library’s new facility in Culpeper, VA. He will also discuss the audio preservation methods used for these important historical recordings.

Saturday, November 6, 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm

San Francisco Live Sound in the '70s

Lee Brenkman
Radley Hirsch
John Meyer

What was it like to run sound gigs in the 1970s, with home-grown loudspeakers, amplifiers pushed to the breaking point, and escalating SPL expectations? Veterans from the San Francisco Bay Area relate their victories and war stories.

This is Live Sound Seminar 9, also of historical interest.

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