The Dolby Institute, Skywalker Sound and the filmmakers behind The Islands and the Whales will host a panel discussion detailing the process of creating the first documentary to utilize Dolby Atmos, a technology that moves sound precisely through three-dimensional space. Learn the story behind this achievement and how to create immersive documentary storytelling through sound.
Lou Solakofski, Tattersall Sound
Mike Day, Director, The Island and the Whales
Mary Lampson, Editor, The Island and the Whales
Mary Lampson is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and editor. Lampson co-edited Academy Award winner Harlan County, USA, and acted as an editor on many other independently produced documentary features. She has worked with Emile de Antonio, Ricky Leacock, and D.A. Pennebaker. She also produced and directed Until She Talks, a 40-minute dramatic film was produced independently and aired on the PBS series American Playhouse. Lampson has produced more than 25 short live-action films for Sesame Street. Recent projects include: A Lion in the House (Steven Bognar and Julia Reickert), Rain in a Dry Land and We Still Live Here (Anne Makepeace), Trouble the Water (Tia Lessin and Carl Deal), Kimjonglilia (NC Heikin), Camp Victory, Afganistan (Carol Dysinger), On Coal River (Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood), Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield), The Revolutionary Optimists (Nicole Newnham and Maren Monson-Grainger), This Changes Everything (Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein), What Tomorrow Brings (Beth Murphy), The Island and the Whales (Mike Day) and The Bad Kids(Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe.) She has been both a fellow and advisor at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Editing and Story Lab and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Chris Barnett, Sound Editor, The Island and the Whales; Skywalker Sound