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Workshops of the 16th Film Music Days Saxony Anhalt 2023

Workshops led by film music industry experts s part of the Film Music Days Saxony Anhalt. For example, film sound, tones, music, and post-production were discussed.

November 23, 2023

DOLBY ATMOS - in film, music and sound design


11.00 Uhr – Accreditation & Coffee

11.30 – 13.00 – David Ziegler: Dolby Atmos: Overview. Workflow. Costs. Distribution

13 – 13.45 Uhr – Lunch break

14 – 15.30 Uhr – Christoph de la Chevallerie: Dolby Atmos: What can I do with it? Hands-on* film example: Set-up, Mixing and creative possibilities – Part 1

 15.30 – 16.00 Uhr – Coffee break

 16 – 17.45 Uhr – Christoph de la Chevallerie: Dolby Atmos: What can I do with it? Hands-on film example: Set-up, Mixing and creative possibilities – Part 2

*You can hand in own short projects for the hands-on part in advance.


Workshop leader

David Ziegler works as Content Relations Manager for Dolby Europe and supports content creators such as producers, post supervisors, sound studios, composers and mix engineers in their work with Dolby Atmos for film, TV and music. David studied Diplom Tonmeister at Babelsberg Film University and worked as a sound designer and re-recording mixer on TV and feature film productions before joining Dolby in 2012.

Workshop leader

Christoph de la Chevallerie is a mixing sound engineer, specializing in film mixing, recording and mixing film scores as well as mixing international feature films for the German market. After a year at the Deutsches Theater, it was off to the inspiring Film University Potsdam, where Christoph had the opportunity to learn from renowned sound engineers Martin Steyer, Frank Kruse, Peter Fuchs, Bernd Wefelmeyer and Hubertus Rath. In 2018, he graduated with honors with a Master of Fine Arts degree in "Sound for Picture". In addition to his studies, Christoph worked at the Babelsberg Film Orchestra, for several years at Deutschlandradio Kultur in the field of music recording and concert broadcasts, and was involved in many freelance film and film music projects. He was appointed to the appointment committee of the "W3 Professorship for Sound Mixing and Sound Dramaturgy" by the Film University for the development of the course and was also called in as an external consultant after graduation for the repositioning of the course. During his studies, he also began working as a mixing engineer at Berliner Synchron, now Iyuno Media Group. He is now responsible there as Head of Sound for high-profile film productions in Dolby ATMOS, the team and workflow development of sound production as well as the conception of new studios in one of the largest media companies worldwide. Numerous films for which Christoph was responsible for the film mix won international awards.

November 24-25, 2023


Working with Amazon and Netflix

A personal approach to a film score – from the moment of the first conversation with the filmmakers, and producers to the final product

With: Lucio Godoy, film composer, music producer, program director of scoring at Berklee College of Music/Valencia. He discussed his personal approach to a film score, from the moment of the first conversation with the filmmakers, with a focus on communication, Mock-Ups, organizing & structuring, teamwork, and budget.

Visual impressions 2023


Workshop mentor

Lucio Godoy (born 1958) is a Spanish-Argentine film composer and music producer. He lived in Madrid from 1992 to 2013, working as a film ad TV composer, scoring and doing the music production for more than 50 feature films. In 2013, he became the director of the Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games master's degree program at Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, Spain.