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A Theory of Film Music. Hollywood Scores & Soundtracks: What Do They Sound Like? Do They Sound Like Things?? Let's Find Out! The Marvel Symphonic Universe. Modal Interchange.


Directors talking about Composers. What are the greatest film scores of all time? David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker. Room to Dream: David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker features original interviews with acclaimed director David Lynch.

David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker

See and hear how Lynch brings his unique vision to the screen with technologies that are now within easier reach for independent filmmakers. Interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage from a recent project, Lynch muses on the art of filmmaking, offers wisdom to aspiring filmmakers, and shows you the power of today's tools to give you Room to Dream. When David Lynch isn’t making films, he looks to spend a lot of time into talking about making films. Every other day there seems to be a new documentary/featurette cropping up where Lynch talks about filmmaking and how beautifully poetic it is. As far as we’re concerned, he can just keep doing that. Epic Trailer Music Composer Yoav Goren (Immediate Music) The SoundWorks Collection talks with Composer Yoav Goren in his Santa Monica studio to explore the exciting and creative process of epic trailer music composing and producing.

Epic Trailer Music Composer Yoav Goren (Immediate Music)

About Yoav Goren: Born in Israel and raised in New York City, Goren was born into a family of artists that includes a sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. Encouraged early to study piano, he was heavily influenced first by classical composers, and then by the Beatles and film composers Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith and John Barry. He started composing during his studies at NYU, where he graduated with a BA in Film and Television Production. From Wax to Bits: Dynamics of the Film Sound Medium. Photo by flickr user Carbon Arc, and used under Creative Commons license.

From Wax to Bits: Dynamics of the Film Sound Medium

As dynamics month comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to talk about the evolution of film sound mediums and how they impact dynamics. Since the widespread introduction of sync sound to films in the early 20th century, the technologies involved have changed quite dramatically. From experiments with wax cylinders and phonographs to magnetic tape and Dolby Digital, each evolution in sound technology improved fidelity and dynamics, giving sound designers greater power in creating artificial worlds and engaging the audience. The Early Years Almost as soon as motion pictures were introduced in the late 1800s, inventors and artists the world over began searching for a way of synchronizing sound with the images.

Although impressive for the day, Dickson’s film showcases some of the initial problems with sound for picture. Unfortunately Vitaphone, like many other sound-on-disc systems, had some sync issues.

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HISS and a ROAR 3rd birthday: interview with Tim Prebble. From today Tim launches a sale for HISS and a ROAR, offering a massive 50% discount for first week and 33% for second week.

HISS and a ROAR 3rd birthday: interview with Tim Prebble

Use the discount code: MEOW. Good luck! Hi Tim, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. It’s the 2nd time we meet here: you were our first interview in english. Sound Design Tutorial For Film: Audio & Pre-Production. The Sound and Music of Oblivion. Synopsis Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

The Sound and Music of Oblivion

On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. 2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what's left of our planet, Jack's mission is almost complete. The simple education of Sound Design for Film. I still have impressed in my mind (and ears) when I followed the class of Electronic Music by prof.

The simple education of Sound Design for Film

Lelio Camilleri, in which we learnt the basic concepts of Michel Chion’s audio vision just watching (and listening) some of the most memorable scenes from 2001: A Space Odyssey, with and without Sound. Good old times.


Dialog. Movies. Foley. Sound Designers. Custom Built Orchestra on Behance. In an Unlikely Echo Chamber, Lucasfilm Captures a Cinematic Gunshot. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired Inside the eastern span of the new Bay Bridge.A view of the outside, including an 80-foot column that descends below sea level.The team enters the bridge.Into the pillar.Each section has a distinct code.Burtt balances above an open trap door.Prepping the mid-side mic.Watch where you point that thing.Bang.Below sea level, the water seeps in through thick concrete.

In an Unlikely Echo Chamber, Lucasfilm Captures a Cinematic Gunshot

The trek to the bottom of Bay Bridge pillar number 7 (westbound) starts down a ladder below a squeaky metal trap door, continues downwards 80 feet or so on narrow metal stairs sandwiched in a column tight enough to touch either side at once, and ends by passing through a crawl space in about 3 inches of salt water. Once there, in a round concrete chasm, sunk beneath the San Francisco Bay, there’s enough room to stand up, which is what Benny Burtt does. Skywalker Sound.