116 - The Sound and Music of The Batman

Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast

08-03-2022 • 1 hora 23 minutos


Director Matt Reeves joins us this week to discuss The Batman. This is part 1 of our special 2-part episode on this film, since there is so much to discuss with Matt and his team. So be sure to check out part 2, where we discuss the cinematography of The Batman, which will debut this Thursday! In this episode we are joined by Matt and his incredible team of sound and music artists: Michael Giacchino - Composer Will Files - Supervising Sound Editor Douglas Murray - Supervising Sound Editor Andy Nelson - Re-Recording Mixer Somehow, despite their very busy schedules, we managed to spend over an hour together (in-person!) discussing the amazing work this team did. And as you'll soon discover, this is a group that works incredibly well together, each bringing their exceptional creativity and craft to the process. But we also spend a lot of time discussing how Matt manages to bring everything together so seamlessly as the director: "You have to become an emotional compass. To me, that is the job of the director. Because you have so many incredibly creative people who you're working with. Here: I make a movie in my head and a piece of paper — that's one version of the movie. And it's a very narrow band of what that movie could be. And then you work with these artists and you want everyone to bring something... And I have to be an emotional compass to say, 'that idea is great! That idea really works!' Somebody has to do that. And the way you do that is by immersing yourself into that thing." — Matt Reeves, Director, Co-Writer, and Producer, "The Batman" This episode is a master class in filmmaking and collaboration, with a ton of insights into the process of crafting this latest superhero epic. Be sure to https://www.thebatman.com/ (check out The Batman) at a Dolby Cinema near you. Please subscribe to Sound + Image Lab: The Dolby Institute Podcast https://linktr.ee/dolbyinstitute (wherever you get your podcasts). You can also check out the https://youtube.com/dolby (video) for this episode. Learn more about the https://www.dolby.com/institute/ (Dolby Institute) and check out https://www.dolby.com/ (Dolby.com). Connect with Dolby on https://www.instagram.com/dolbylabs/ (Instagram), https://twitter.com/Dolby (Twitter), https://www.facebook.com/Dolby/ (Facebook), or https://www.linkedin.com/company/6229/ (LinkedIn).