Great sound design is not exclusive to big-budget studio films--it is something that can be employed by filmmakers with any size budget. Learn the role sound design can play at the conceptual stage of your independent project and how sound can help you tell your story. Join filmmakers Alma Har’el and Benh Zeitlin as they present scenes from their films HONEY BOY and WENDY. The filmmakers, both recipients of the Dolby Institute Fellowship, will recount how they used sound design to establish place and help convey their characters' inner experiences. They’ll discuss how sound connects with music as a creative element, and explain how filmmakers can make use of immersive new technologies like Dolby Atmos at a variety of budget levels.