Storytelling in Sound w/ Dolby Atmos

Novel audio engineering course dedicated to immersive sound.

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Option 1: 16. - 20.9.2024
Option 2: 23. - 27.9.2024
/ 10 participants / week New
English
5 days
Intermediate to advance
Prague, Czech Republic

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* Discounted price for Czech artists after a deduction of 82% from government funds.
** Price applies to all non-Czech artists without funding opportunities from the Czech Government.
21% VAT is deductible for VAT payers in the EU.

In this boot camp, you will develop the storytelling skills to master the production of immersive audio content in Dolby Atmos. You will address associated topics such as recording techniques and new developments in this rapidly evolving domain of immersive audio and cover the principles and design thinking techniques of setting up immersive audio scenes.

On completion of this bootcamp, you will

  • Setting Up a Dolby Atmos Project: Participants will learn the initial steps to configure their systems and software for creating projects in Dolby Atmos.
  • Animating Scenes with Immersive Audio: Instruction on how to use immersive audio to enhance the storytelling in a scene, making it more dynamic and engaging.
  • Delivering a Dolby Atmos Project: Techniques and best practices for finalizing and exporting projects in the Dolby Atmos format suitable for various distribution channels.
  • Utilizing Dolby Atmos Renderer: Practical lessons on using the Dolby Atmos renderer that is now integrated into many digital audio workstations, simplifying the technical workflow.
  • Storytelling with Immersive Audio: Developing skills to effectively tell stories using immersive audio, enhancing the narrative impact through sound.
  • Understanding the Industry Impact of Immersive Audio: Discussions on the current and future impact of immersive audio within the entertainment industry, including its adoption by major streaming platforms and its role in consumer products.

How it works

  • You work on a sound design project throughout the boot camp.
  • Mornings start with dedicated lectures, followed by hands-on demonstrations in Dolby Atmos.
  • Early afternoons start with daily listening sessions, during which participants audition their projects in the main Dolby Atmos studio. Professional comments from our lecturer and discussions with participants follow these sessions.
  • Afternoons and evenings will be dedicated to focused work on selected projects with ad-hoc tutoring from the lecturer.
  • The work on selected projects will be done on laptops with headsets, as the Dolby Atmos Renderer enables binaural audio monitoring.

Lesson plan

So what are we going to cover together? Mert will teach you how to set up a project in Dolby Atmos, how to think about animating a scene in immersive audio, and how to deliver this project. Many DAWs these days come with the built-in Dolby Atmos renderer. So, it’s much easier to get started with this technology. You’ll understand how to use this technology for different mediums. So you can be a skilled storyteller in immersive audio. Mert believes immersive audio is the future and the present with many of the major streaming platforms supporting it and developing consumer products for it being able to deliver immersive audio is going to be a sought-after skill set in your arsenal. We look forward to seeing you all in Prague and digging into these topics:

  • Introduction to immersive sound.
  • Design thinking approach in setting up immersive sound scenes.
  • Dolby Atmos setup.
  • Mastering in Dolby Atmos.
  • Delivering and distributing projects in Dolby Atmos.

Who is it for

Audio engineers, sound designers, music composers, and music producers.

Venue - Studio BEEP

The boot camp venue is sound studio BEEP in Prague, equipped with Dolby ATMOS HE technology. 

Where will this get you

All participants will get well-respected qualifications within the industry, demonstrating they’ve studied an industry-based course under expert supervision and have the practical, hands-on skills to continually grow as professional studios are looking for.

Dolby Atmos is sought after for several compelling reasons that enhance both the consumer experience and the creator’s ability to produce high-quality audio content. Here are the key factors contributing to its popularity:

  1. Immersive Sound Experience: Dolby Atmos expands on traditional surround sound systems by adding height channels, which allows sound to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. This means viewers can experience audio coming from all directions, including overhead, creating a more immersive experience that mimics real-life sound environments.
  2. Enhanced Audio Clarity and Depth: The technology allows for more precise placement and movement of sounds, offering listeners a clearer, more nuanced audio experience. This clarity makes subtle sounds more noticeable and provides a richer sound stage.
  3. Competitive Advantage in Media Production: As the industry standard for immersive audio rises, having Dolby Atmos capability gives content creators a competitive edge. Movies, music, and games produced in Atmos are often seen as higher quality, attracting a broader audience and satisfying consumer demand for top-tier audio experiences.
  4. Growing Consumer Electronics Support: There is a significant push in consumer electronics, such as home theater systems, soundbars, and even smartphones and laptops, to support Dolby Atmos. This widespread support increases consumer demand for content that leverages the technology.
  5. Industry Adoption and Content Availability: Major streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ are adopting Dolby Atmos for their original content. This broad industry adoption encourages producers to integrate Atmos into their production processes to meet platform standards and consumer expectations.
  6. Future-Proofing Content: As future technologies and formats evolve, content produced with Dolby Atmos is expected to remain compatible and relevant, offering longevity to productions crafted with this technology.
  7. Enhanced Creative Potential: For audio professionals, Dolby Atmos provides an expanded toolkit for creative expression, allowing them to manipulate sound in innovative ways that were not possible with older audio formats.

Overall, Dolby Atmos is sought after due to its ability to enhance the sensory experience of audio in entertainment, its increasing adoption across various media, and the technological edge it provides in a competitive industry.

Fees and funding

Fees

To be announced soon!

The fee covers participation in the course. It doesn’t cover accommodation, meals, and travel.

Approximate living costs during your stay in the Czech Republic:

  • Accommodation at the venue: 25 EUR / night
  • Breakfast at the hotel – 7 EUR
  • Restaurant meal between 5 – 10 EUR
  • Grocery in general – 50 EUR per person a week

Funding for Czech employees and freelancers

Czech Labour Office (Úřad práce) offers to cover up to 85% of the course fee within the so-called POVEZ II project (Support of Vocational Training for Employees II). See the details and conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

  • In the case of cancellation 6 weeks or more before the course starting date, the whole fee (course fee, or course fee + accommodation) will be refunded minus 150€ admin fee.
  • With less than 6 weeks‘ notice, 50% of the total course fee will be refunded.
  • If cancellation occurs in the final 30 working days before the starting date, no refund will be given.
  • However, we will consider transferring the fees to another course (conditional upon vacancies) but a 20% cancellation fee will be charged if this change will be made in less than 4 weeks before the course starting date.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a course if fewer than 4 people are enrolled. In this case we can transfer your fees to any future course or refund the fees you have paid in full.
  • Refunds will be paid within 2 weeks after receiving your full bank details.

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Registration Open
* Discounted price for Czech artists after a deduction of 82% from government funds.
** Price applies to all non-Czech artists without funding opportunities from the Czech Government.
21% VAT is deductible for VAT payers in the EU.
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