Archive for October, 2013

The National

Vocalist Matt Berninger in 2007

The National is an American indie rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, in 1999, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The band’s lyrics, which have been described as “dark, melancholy and difficult to interpret”, are written and sung by Matt Berninger, a baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: twins Aaron (guitar and keyboard) and Bryce Dessner (guitar) and Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). The band has released six studio albums, the last one Trouble Will Find Me came out in May 2013.
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"The Walking Dead"'s Soundtrack by Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary (born 17 February 1979) is an Emmy award winning, American composer and musician living in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his work on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series and for the TV series The Walking Dead. McCreary won an Emmy for his main title of Da Vinci’s Demons.
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How to become a Voice Actor

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Voice actors provide the voice for animated films and television shows, narrate documentaries, and do voice-overs in television and radio commercials. If you love acting and have a unique voice, then this might be the right career for you! Read this article to learn where to get started.

Incredible melodic percussion – Spacedrum with Yuki Koshimoto

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How a Neumann U87 microphone is manufactured

Vocal Microphone
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Bear McCreary tells us about the music of "The Walking Dead"

The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way. Continue reading →

Ellen Page Interview about "Beyond: Two Souls"

Interview: Ellen Page Has a Gift in "Beyond: Two Souls"

By | Oct 9, 2013 | 10:12 am |

Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain, for all intents and purposes little more than an interactive movie, was critically acclaimed and loved by many gamers. So how could the French developer top it? By hiring kick-ass big name actors like Ellen Page and Willem DaFoe for the follow-up Beyond: Two Souls, of course.

A game driven by narrative needs that narrative to be believable, and while we liked Heavy Rain just fine, some of the game’s performances fell unfortunately flat. Beyond doesn’t have that problem (not with the two leads, at least). And Ellen Page kills it in the starring role. Continue reading →

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand are an indie rock band formed in 2002, and based in Glasgow, Scotland. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). The band first experienced chart success when their second single, “Take Me Out”, reached No. 3 in the UK Charts, followed by their debut album, Franz Ferdinand, which debuted on the UK album chart at No. 3. The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize, and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the album, three top-ten singles were released: “Take Me Out”, “The Dark of the Matinée”, and “This Fire”.

They were part of the mid-2000s post-punk revival along with Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs.

The band’s second album, You Could Have It So Much Better (2005), was a platinum-selling album in the United Kingdom and gold-selling in the United States. The album topped the UK Album Charts, and made the top ten in the Billboard 200 in the US. The album produced the hit single “Do You Want To”, amongst many other singles. After the release of You Could Have It So Much Better, the band took some time recording their third album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, which was released internationally on 26 January 2009, and made the top ten in the United Kingdom and the United States. “Ulysses” was released as the lead single, although “No You Girls” proved to be popular, being their second longest-charting single in the UK, after “Do You Want To” (2005). The band has been nominated for several Grammy Awards. They have been nominated for several BRIT Awards in the UK, and have won an NME Award. With their three studio albums, the band sold over three million albums worldwide in 2009.

Their fourth studio album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action was released through independent label Domino Records on 26 August 2013 in the UK, and on 27 August 2013 in the US. The album received generally favourable reviews from music critics and reached the Top 10 in the UK album chart. Its lead singles, “Right Action” and “Love Illumination”, have both received over 1 million views on Youtube. “Right Action” has also reached number 39 on the UK Indie Chart and Top 100 in the US Billboard chart.
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Brother Bear's Foley

Brother Bear is a 2003 American animated adventure drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 44th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. In the film, an Inuit boy named Kenai pursues a bear in revenge for a battle that he provoked in which his oldest brother Sitka is killed. He tracks down the bear and kills it, but the Spirits, angered by this needless death, change Kenai into a bear himself as punishment. In order to be human again, Kenai must learn to see through another’s eyes, feel through another’s heart, and discover the meaning of brotherhood. It was the third and final Disney animated feature produced primarily by the Feature Animation studio at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida; the studio was shut down in March 2004, not long after the release of this film in favor of computer animated features. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Finding Nemo. A direct-to-video sequel, Brother Bear 2, was released on August 29, 2006.

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