Jan 27 Dolby Presents: Last Days in the Desert – The Art of Sound Design & Music

Tueday, January 27, 2015
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Microcinema, New Frontier

In Last Days in the Desert Ewan McGregor plays a holy man journeying through the desert whose encounter with a family struggling to survive in the harsh environment forces him to confront his own fate. The desert is a fully realized character in the film, and you are invited to join writer/director Rodrigo Garcia, composers Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans, and sound designers/mixers Justin Davey & Zach Seivers for a discussion of how music and sound design contributed to building an immersive experience for the audience on this amazing journey. Last Days is the winner of the Dolby Family Sound Fellowship for innovative use of sound and will be presented in the Eccles Theater in Dolby Atmos. The discussion will be moderated by Glenn Kiser, Director of the Dolby Institute.


Glenn Kiser
Rodrigo Garcia
Saunder Jurriaans
Zach Seivers
Danny Bensi
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