Roxy Cinema, Screen Australia, Lindfield from 0930 on 3 March 2015

Ioan’s “Egg Show” is all over the web, and for good reason.   This is a soup-to-nuts unfolding of how cinema sound has developed to the current state of the art.  

Thanks to some huge support from Dolby Laboratories in Australia, SMPTE Australia Section has been allocated a limited number of seats to allow SMPTE members and guests to be in the audience for a one-time-only presentation of Ioan Allen’s acclaimed “Egg Show”, one of the best educational events around for anyone who works in Cinema Sound.


With pictures of eggs ingeniously illustrating his points, and an array of 35mm clips, Ioan explains mixing and editing techniques that sound designers and filmmakers have developed over the years. Many film examples are used, each of which has been chosen to demonstrate a different mixing issue. You will see how film sound mixers highlight a conversation in a crowd scene, inter-cut music to film and create artificial sound effects that sound more real on film than on a live recording. Numerous slides enhance the lecture, most of which use photographs of eggs to illustrate the artistic uses of sound on film.

Ioan Allen is a SMPTE Fellow, multi award winner, and industry guru.  He led Dolby’s entry into cinema in 1970, and has been in large part responsible for the origination and development of all the major audio advancements emanating from the Dolby film program. During his tenure at the company, Ioan has spearheaded the introduction of many of Dolby’s breakthrough audio formats—from Dolby Stereo in 1974 to Dolby SR in 1986 and Dolby Digital in 1992, and beyond. 

Dolby Labs has made this event available to us at the best possible price:  complimentary.  You can’t get better value than that.  This is the same Egg Show for which attendees at the AES San Francisco conference in 2012 paid an additional fee!!

Don’t wait.

Due to the expected high demand for a very limited number of seats, you must register through the icon below.  Registrations will be strictly on a first-come, first-served basis until our allocation is exhausted.