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by bso_vo_gallery on October 27, 2012 in All talents, English, female advertising, English, female, acting and dubbing, English, female, institutional, English, female, narration with No comments

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Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the third and final installment in Nolan’s Batman film trilogy, and it is the sequel to The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Cillian Murphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane. The film introduces two main characters to Nolan’s series: Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), a cat burglar whose appearance in Gotham City sets in motion a chain of events that leads Batman to come out of retirement; and Bane (Tom Hardy), a mercenary whose objective is to destroy Gotham with a thermonuclear weapon.

Christopher Nolan was initially hesitant about returning to the series for a second time, but agreed to come back after developing a story with his brother and Goyer that he felt would conclude the series on a satisfactory note. Nolan drew inspiration from Bane’s comic book debut in the 1993 Knightfall storyline, the 1986 series The Dark Knight Returns, and the 1999 storyline No Man’s Land. Filming took place in various locations, including Jodhpur, London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark, and Pittsburgh. Nolan utilized IMAX cameras for much of the filming to optimize the quality of the picture, including the first six minutes of the film. A variation of the Batplane termed “The Bat”, an underground prison set, and a new Batcave set were created specifically for the film. As with The Dark Knight, viral marketing campaigns began early during production to help promotion. When filming concluded, Warner Bros. refocused its campaign; developing promotional websites, releasing the first six minutes of the film and theatrical trailers, sending random pieces of information regarding the film’s plot to various companies.

The Dark Knight Rises premiered in New York City on July 16, 2012. The film was released in Australia and New Zealand on July 19, 2012, and in North America and the United Kingdom on July 20, 2012. The film received positive reviews and has grossed over $1.07 billion worldwide. The Dark Knight Rises is currently the seventh-highest-grossing film of all time and the second-highest-grossing film of 2012.

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Bobby McFerrin plays… the audience!

In this fun, 3-min performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale to reveal one surprising result of the way our brains are wired.

Listening to Bobby McFerrin sing may be hazardous to your preconceptions. Side effects may include unparalleled joy, a new perspective on creativity, rejection of the predictable, and a sudden, irreversible urge to lead a more spontaneous existence.

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Teatro Colón, HBO – Original music by soundtrackmakers.com

Interview with Phill LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born Phillip LaMarr
January 24, 1967 (age 45)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Occupation Actor, Voice actor, Stand up comedian
Years active 1983–present
Website
http://website.mac.com/phillamarr

Phillip “Phil” LaMarr (born January 24, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and voice actor. One of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv, he is also known for his small, but memorable role as Marvin in Pulp Fiction, where he got shot in the face. He has an extensive voice acting career, with major roles spanning animated series Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Futurama, Samurai Jack. Static Shock, and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, and video games Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4, the Jak and Daxter series, Darksiders, Final Fantasy XII, inFAMOUS, Dead Island and the Mercenaries series.

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Muse – The Making Of The 2nd Law

The 2nd Law is the sixth studio album by English alternative rock band Muse, which was released throughout most of the world on 1 October 2012, and in North America on 2 October 2012.

It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 with 101,000 copies sold in its first week, giving Muse the highest charting debut of their career in the US, although it sold fewer copies than the debut of their previous album The Resistance, which debuted at number 3. It also debuted at number 2 in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Korea and Spain. The album gave Muse their fourth number 1 debut in the UK, while also debuting at number 1 in seven other countries. Critical reception was favorable, with praise directed towards the album’s ambition and bombastic tendencies. It was also criticised for incorporating too many genres and influences.

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Basic Guide to Understanding EQ

Using equalization may be second nature for the experienced, but it can be a veritable minefield for those new to the details of the concept. Perhaps you have a rudimentary idea of basic EQ from your home sound system, or from making simple adjustments on the audio mixer that you may have in your recording/editing setup. Learning to use EQ means experimenting to discover which adjustments work and do not work for a given situation. By using your ears and making intuitive adjustments you may eventually achieve desired results, but if you have a good understanding of the nuts and bolts you will be able to focus and zero in on the sound you are seeking, with speed and purpose. Maybe you are getting your ears acclimated by making your own home recordings, or perhaps you are trying to come to grips with your first software recording/editing package. No matter what the situation, knowing the basics will help you hear in equalization an indispensable tool for adjusting, mending, or sweetening your audio tracks.

Enjoying a live performance or presentation is completely different from a recorded experience. In a live setting, the sound of instruments and voices interacts with the listening space and creates a psychoacoustic event that can never be exactly recreated because it is a human experience. A recording is a reproduction of an event, and in order to provide the listener with an appropriate experience that approximates a three-dimensional listening environment with only two speakers, good recording techniques are paramount. Getting all of your audio sources to sit well together is the mixer’s art, and EQ is one of the most important tools of the trade for music, film, and live sound.

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Templo mayor, HBO – Original music by soundtrackmakers.com

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by bso_vo_gallery on October 2, 2012 in All talents, English, male, acting and dubbing, English, male, advertising, English, male, institutional, English, male, narration with No comments

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by bso_vo_gallery on October 2, 2012 in All talents, English, male, acting and dubbing, English, male, advertising, English, male, institutional, English, male, narration with No comments

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Code Name Vivaldi – The Piano Guys

ThePianoGuys is an American YouTube channel consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Tel Stewart, Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek. They became famous through YouTube, where they posted videos of renditions and mashups of popular songs accompanied by professional-looking video shot and edited by Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart. In December 2011 they released their first album.

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