Last weekend I was really lucky to be invited down to watch “The Hunger Game: Mockingjay Part 1” with Dolby Atmos! One of my favorite movie title along with the future of cinema sound, isn't that the best of both world?
So I was wondering how much can it improve since Dolby 5.1 and 7.1 was already ‘all around you’ , well Dolby Atmos is literally feeling every dimension, with OVERHEAD SPEAKERS (Something new) and surround sound format that pan through the speakers in the cinema – like the aircraft in film that was flying pass, you can really hear them flying literally over you, the whole 2 hours in the cinema I felt like the movie came alive with all the breathtaking detail as the different sound over around me.
I even got a picture for all of you to see how it actually look like in the cinema, look at the amount of place around the cinema (EVEN OVERHEAD)
It was definitely a huge shift of Dolby 7.1 to Dolby Atmos as I felt that I enter a whole new whole of sound rather than a few enhancement. Where major Hollywood studios are participating in producing sound with Dolby Atmos, those titles are rising to the Top of the Chart, with their success, more and more films are using Dolby Atmos (more than 180 films) has been released with the renowned Dolby Atmos. Sound is an important part in life, so we can’t exclude little details like sound of rain, wind, rustling of leaves. Dolby Atmos technology really enhanced the whole movie experience- SPOILER ALERT, like at the war scenes when Katniss was at District 8 where the we can hear all the aircraft zoom through the sky and which really felt like it was flying pass my head. And how the realistic the whole bombing scene was and how the fire kept on burning, yes even the sound of burning was so lifelike has really added value to movie-watching, I was really immersed in the movie, as if I was in the cinema alone as each scene and sound was so out-of this world. Truly am flabbergasted with sound system Dolby pull through this time.
Even Top Directors Gareth Edwards (Gozilla and Gravity) are using Dolby Atmos to bring extreme experience to the audience. So now you know that even though we are so used to hearing sound, sound can be extra ordinary, sound can be deeper, and audio can be precise from any direction with Dolby Atmos. Really natural and lifelike with powerful bass, in addition to 360 degree of sound in higher definition. I felt like I was each of the Character in Hunger Game, I was shooting Arrows like Katniss, I was the Handsome Gale, and at the same time, I was the wind and the explosion! I really do suggest all of you to watch Hunger game or any other movie in Dolby Atmos to experience what I experience which is to Feel every dimension of the sound.
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And I found out that we can bring that futuristic sound system back too, if you purchase Onkyo Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (for home theater) you can experience this in the comfort of your own home! How AMAZING! After experiencing it with my sister, we even want to bring one Onkyo Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers back home! HAHA
I seriously can’t wait to catch part 2 of the Hunger Game in Dolby Atmos! And I think action pack block buster films like “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will definitely be awesome to be watching it with Dolby Atmos!