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NFTS awarded Dolby Atmos certification

Film school upgrades its cinema and Dubbing Theatre

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has been awarded Dolby Atmos certification following technology upgrades in the school’s 150-seat Oswald Morris Cinema and main Dubbing Theatre.

The number of speakers in the cinema has increased from 14 to 41, providing side and overhead Dolby Atmos surround sound, as well as an increase in screen size from 7m to 10m, plus a 4K Digital Cinema Projector.

The Dubbing Theatre has become a flagship studio with Dolby Atmos authoring and a newly built Baffle Wall. An additional 28 speakers make up the Dolby Atmos system around the walls and ceiling, fully equipped with the latest Avid, Dolby and ProTools equipment.

NFTS director Jon Wardle said: “The installation of Dolby Atmos at the NFTS gives us the ability to offer world-class facilities no other UK film school can match.

“I am eternally grateful to Buckinghamshire LEP for making this upgrade a reality, which ensures our students can use and enjoy the very best in cutting-edge sound and vision technology. The new facilities will also enable us to further our work in the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling.”