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Panel Discussion: The Importance of Sound in Movies like A Quiet Place

by Sam Cavitt |

In the Cinema Sommelier review of the inaugural issue of The Cinema Connoisseur, we feature the 2018 hit movie, A Quiet Place starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. The film is very unique in the way it uses sound, or the lack of sound, to enhance the fear factor. This film truly showcases the importance of sound in movies.

It was a great privilege to participate in the recent CE Pro Podcast with Academy Award Nominated Sound Designer Erik Aadahl, Definitive Audio CEO Sean Skelley, Kaleidescape Director of Content Operations Luke O’Brien, and hosted by Jason Knott. Erik Aadahl was the Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer for A Quiet Place.

What made it so special is the synergy of kindred spirits coming together to share about what is truly important in what we do. Whether that is creating or curating the art, the environment, or the technology, we share what matters most.

Meaningful and emotionally elevating entertainment and beautiful shared experiences. Once that “fine wine” is experienced, nothing less will do. I invite you all to this lively conversation and then become inspired to “share the wine!

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Sam is the founder and CEO of Paradise Theater, a company that provides comprehensive private cinema design, engineering, and project management. Sam focuses his efforts on maintaining the highest standard of excellence and sharing the pleasures of fine private cinema with the industry and the world.

Sam also spearheads Cinema Connoisseur, the name of our blog but more importantly, an initiative to build a community of enthusiasts - “cinema connoisseurs” - both professional and public to embrace and enhance the world of private cinema and film.