‘Inside Out’: Skywalker helps hug the audience with sound

Inside Out has two main environments: inside the mind where everything is hyper-real, and out in the world, where everything seems dull by comparison. “We wanted to have the sound mimic that and to follow the actions they took with the picture,” says re-recording mixer Michael Semanick, who handled the sound effects, backgrounds and music for Inside Out. The film’s sound was created at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California;  it was designed and mixed natively in Dolby Atmos.