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"Divergent" and Junkie XL's Soundtrack

Lead characters Tris and Four stand above a futuristic Chicago.

Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Maggie Q and Kate Winslet. The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Beatrice Prior is warned that she is Divergent and thus will never fit into any one of the factions and soon learns that a sinister plot is brewing in her seemingly perfect society.
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The Afghan Whigs

The Afghan Whigs are an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, originally active from 1986 to 2001, who have since reformed. The group – with core members Greg Dulli (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick McCollum (lead guitar), and John Curley (bass) – rose up around the grunge movement, evolving from a garage band in the vein of the Replacements to incorporate more R&B and soul influences into their sound and image. After releasing their first album independently in 1988, the band signed to the Seattle-based label Sub Pop, before releasing their major-label debut and fourth album, Gentlemen, in 1993. Pitchfork described them as “one of the few alt-bands to flourish on a major label” in the 1990s.

Dulli frequently claimed in interviews that the band would never get back together following their dissolution in 2001 but the group announced in December 2011 that they would reunite.
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Robin Williams

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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid 1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

His film career included acclaimed work such as Popeye (1980), The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He appeared in the music video for Bobby McFerrin’s song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.

Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as therapist Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.
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"Oblivion" and its soundrack in the making

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Oblivion is a 2013 post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinski’s unpublished graphic novel of the same name. The film was co-written, produced and directed by Kosinski. It stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, and Olga Kurylenko. The film was released in the U.S. on April 19, 2013. According to Kosinski, Oblivion pays homage to science fiction films of the 1970s.

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"What is Foley?" by Sound Ideas

Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. The best foley art is so well integrated into a film that it goes unnoticed by the audience. It helps to create a sense of reality within a scene. Without these crucial background noises, movies feel unnaturally quiet and uncomfortable. Continue reading →

The making of The Who's "Who's Next"

A photograph of The Who walking away from a stone monolith and zipping up their pants, with visible streaks of urine on the structure

Who’s Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who, released in August 1971. The album had origins in a rock opera conceived by Pete Townshend called Lifehouse as an attempt to follow Tommy. The ambitious, complex project did not come to fruition at the time and instead, many of the songs written for the project were compiled onto Who’s Next as a collection of unrelated songs. After difficulty with initial recording sessions at the New York Record Plant, events stabilized with the arrival of producer Glyn Johns, who worked on the finished album. The album featured the group’s first use of the synthesizer, particularly on the tracks “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. Continue reading →

Crispin Freeman

Crispin McDougal Freeman (born February 9, 1972) is an American voice actor. His roles have included Alucard from Hellsing, Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!!, Karasu from Noein, Togusa from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, as Holland Novak from Eureka Seven, Touga Kiryuu in Revolutionary Girl Utena & Adolescence of Utena, Zelgadis Greywords from Slayers, Straight Cougar from S-CRY-ed, Tsume from Wolf’s Rain, Guan Yu from Dynasty Warriors, Siegfried Schtauffen from Soul Calibur III, Jeremiah Gottwald from Code Geass, Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, Rude from Final Fantasy VII, Albel Nox from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Balmung of the Azure Sky in the .hack Series and Red Arrow in Young Justice.

Crispin Freeman
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Crispin in 2009, after teaching at the JVTA-LA.
Born Crispin McDougal Freeman
February 9, 1972 (age 42)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Residence Santa Monica, California
Occupation Voice actor, ADR director, script writer
Years active 1998-present
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates
Spouse(s) Izobel Carol (2007-present)
Website
www.crispinfreeman.com

Early life and education

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Crispin Freeman is the oldest of three children; he has a younger brother; actor, producer, director, and musician Clark Freeman, and a sister; actress and musician Cassidy Freeman. All three siblings attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated in 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, majoring in Theater and minoring in Computer Science. Afterward, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in Acting, and performed on Broadway (New York City), at the American Repertory Theater in (Cambridge), at the Mark Taper Forum in (Los Angeles), at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park, and at the Williamstown Theater Festival. As a child, Freeman was greatly influenced by anime shows such as Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets. Casey Kasem voiced the role of his favorite character, Mark of Battle of the Planets (he actually wanted to change his name to Mark at one point). Later, he discovered Voltron, Star Blazers, and Robotech, being quoted in the January 1999 issue of America Interview saying, “That show really blew me away.” Freeman has also stated that the reason he got into the industry was because of the anime television show The Vision of Escaflowne. Freeman initially got involved in the anime voice-over industry when a friend of his landed a role in Peacock King.

Career

Knowing Freeman was a big anime fan, a friend suggested he call up Central Park Media (CPM) and apply for a job doing English dubs. When originally approached about dubbing, he declined because he deemed dubs inferior to the original Japanese voiceover. It was not until he remembered all of the anime shows he watched as a child that he realized that some people are introduced to anime through the English dubbed versions. In 1997, Freeman landed the role of Zelgadis Greywords in Slayers along with Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart, and Veronica Taylor. He was the second and final voice actor to get the job, after Zelgadis’ original voice actor, Daniel Cronin, lost contact with CPM after a year-long halt in the dubbing. Years later he turned to the American animation voice acting grounds. He been best known for his work in Marvel Comics based productions as Electro from The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Multiple Man in Wolverine and the X-Men. He is currently starring as Red Arrow in Young Justice for DC Comics and Warner Bros. Since then, Freeman has had various roles throughout his career. He has appeared in many video game titles as memorable characters. Such as Albedo from Namco’s Xenosaga series, the god of the sun Helios in God of War III, Haji, Joel the 6th, and Van Argeno in Blood+, the main protagonist Baldur in Silicon Knights’s Too Human, Breakdown in Transformers: War for Cybertron, The Winter Soldier in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, and Iron Man in the sequel Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. On August 11, 2007, he married Izobel Carol on the island of Hawaii at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. His brother Clark was his best man. In October, 2009, Crispin hosted two virtual town halls on Vokle.com. He took questions from fans, did character voices and read his favorite scary story. His sister Cassidy Freeman starred in Smallville as Tess Mercer, the acting CEO of Luthor Corp. Freeman is also an educator, giving classes, workshops, and performance lectures in Los Angeles, California, for which information can be found on his official website under “classes”. In addition to classes, Freeman releases a new voice acting podcast at the Voice Acting Mastery website every two weeks.

Filmography

Anime

  • .hack//SIGN – Balmung, AI Harald
  • .hack//Legend of the Twilight – Balmung
  • .hack//Liminality – Harald Hoerwick, Yuki’s Brother
  • .hack//G.U. – Sakaki, Azure Balmung
  • Adolescence of Utena – Touga Kiryuu
  • Angel SanctuaryRosiel
  • Angel Tails – Shin
  • Argento Soma – Dan Simmonds
  • Bakugan: Battle BrawlersGus Grav, Amazon
  • The Big O – Alan Gabriel
  • Blood+Haji, Van Argeno, Joel Goldschmidt VI, Phillip Rosenberg, Sorimachi, Forrest, Additional voices
  • Boogiepop Phantom – Masami Saotome
  • Code GeassJeremiah Gottwald
  • Cosmo Warrior ZeroZero
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Telephone Operator
  • ChobitsHideki Motosuwa
  • Digimon Data SquadThomas H. Norstein
  • Digimon FrontierKouichi Kimura
  • Durarara!!Shizuo Heiwajima
  • Eureka SevenHolland Novak
  • Eyeshield 21 – Shin Seijuro
  • Fate/ZeroKirei Kotomine
  • Fencer of MinervaSho (credited as Mark Percy)
  • Geneshaft – Mario Musicanova
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State SocietyTogusa
  • Ghost Slayers Ayashi – Genbatsu Edo
  • Hellsing & Hellsing UltimateAlucard
  • Howl’s Moving Castle – The Prince/Turnip Head
  • IGPX Immortal Grand Prix – Bjorn Johannsen
  • I My Me! Strawberry EggsHibiki Amawa (Male)
  • Initial D – Kouichiro “Cole” Iketani
  • Irresponsible Captain TylorCaptain Tylor
  • Kikaider – Rei/Kikaider 00
  • Kurokami – Reishin Shishigami
  • Last Exile – Alex Row
  • Lucky ☆ Star – Clerk Sugita, Kyon Cosplayer, Additional voices
  • Mars Daybreak – Rich
  • Marvel Anime: Wolverine – Tesshin Asano
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi SuzumiyaKyon
  • NarutoItachi Uchiha, Ebisu, Fourth Kazekage, Shibi Aburame
  • Naruto Shippuden – Itachi Uchiha, Ebisu, Fourth Kazekage, Shibi Aburame, Kusuna
  • Night on the Galactic Railroad – Campanella
  • Noein – Karasu
  • Now and Then, Here and There -Tabool
  • Photon – The Emperor
  • Ping-Pong Club – Takeda (credited as Mark Percy)
  • Planetes – Colin Clifford
  • Please Twins! – Kousei Shimazaki
  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea – Additional voices
  • Read or Die – Joker
  • Record of Lodoss War—Chronicles of the Heroic Knight – Spark, Garrack (Eps 16-27), Maar, Groder (Ep. 7), Gaberra (Ep. 8)
  • Rave Master – Shuda, Sieg Hart
  • Revolutionary Girl UtenaTouga Kiryuu, Dios
  • RG Veda – Taishakuten
  • Rurouni Kenshin – Shougo Amakusa, Shibata
  • Sage Hunter – Renji Tobishima
  • s-CRY-edStraight Cougar
  • Scrapped PrincessShannon Casull
  • Shamanic Princess – Kagetsu
  • Space Travelers – Jetter
  • Slayers series – Zelgadis Greywords (after Daniel Cronin), Additional Voices
  • Slayers Premium – Zelgadis Greywords
  • Strait Jacket – Isaac Hammond
  • Stitch! – Evile, The Experiment 627 (in human form) (Season 2)
  • Tekkonkinkreet – Additional Voices
  • Tenchi Muyo! – Kamikura (OVA 3)
  • Tenkai KnightsVilius, Slyger, Tenkai Knight’s A.I. System
  • The Disappearance of Haruhi SuzumiyaKyon
  • Vandread – BC (Male Voice)
  • Virgin Fleet – Mau
  • Witch Hunter RobinAmon
  • Wolf’s RainTsume
  • XFuuma Monou
  • Zatch Bell! – Wonrei, Kane, Gustav, Mamoru Iwashima, Albert (Sherry’s butler), Oren, Albert (Laila’s bookkeeper), Additional voices

Live-action

  • The Porpeen – Xevious (Voice only)
  • Versus – Ponytail, One-handed Sidekick (English dub, credited as Mark Percy)
  • Oldboy – Lee Woo-jin (English dub, uncredited)
  • XX: Beautiful Beast – Yoichi Fujinami (English dub, credited as Mark Percy)
  • Adventures in Voice Acting – Himself
  • Anime: Drawing a Revolution – Himself

Non-anime

  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Scott Lang
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown – Additional Voices
  • Important Things with Demetri Martin – Bystander
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – Howard E. Robertson, Rhino
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man – Electro
  • W.I.T.C.H. (TV series) – Raphael Sylla
  • Wolverine and the X-Men – Multiple Man, Maverick
  • Young Justice (TV series) – Speedy/Red Arrow, Speedy/Arsenal, Guardian, Galet Dasim, WayneTech Guard, Museum Curator

CGI

  • Final Fantasy VII Advent Children – Rude
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration – Frederick Downing

Video Games

  • .hack//MUTATION – Balmung
  • .hack//OUTBREAK – Balmung
  • .hack//QUARANTINE – Balmung
  • .hack//G.U. vol. 1//Rebirth – Sakaki
  • .hack//G.U. vol. 2//Reminiscence – Sakaki, Azure Balmung
  • .hack//G.U. vol. 3//Redemption – Sakaki, Azure Balmung
  • Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War – Allen C. Hamilton (uncredited)
  • Armored Core 4 – Unseel, Red Cap, Defense Force
  • Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana – Delsus (uncredited)
  • Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed – Specter (uncredited)
  • Baten Kaitos Origins – Heughes
  • Batman: Arkham City – Political Prisoners, Officer Michaels, Ernest Ray
  • Batman: Arkham Origins – Firefly, GCPD Speaker
  • Bayonetta 2The Masked Lumen
  • Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance – Eugene (uncredited)
  • Bioshock 2 – Additional Voices
  • Breakdown – Solus (uncredited)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Additional Voices
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness – Hector (uncredited)
  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence – Mathias Cronqvist (uncredited)
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin – English ADR Director
  • Champions: Return to Arms – Vai Shir Cat Warrior
  • Company of Heroes – Airborne Commander
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VIIRude, Kunsel
  • Death by Degrees – Alan Smithee (uncredited)
  • Diablo III – Male Wizard
  • Digimon World Data Squad – Thomas H. Norstein
  • Dragon’s Dogma – Arisen (Motion Capture)
  • Dungeon Siege III – Lucas Montbarron
  • Dynasty Warriors series – Guan Yu (uncredited), Fa Zheng
  • Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon – Old Man (Setos grandpa)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Togusa
  • God of War: Ascension – King of Sparta
  • God of War III – Helios
  • Gods Eater Burst – Johannes von Schicksal
  • Gothic 3 – Nameless Hero
  • Guild Wars 2 – Elijah / Fianait / Vestarr
  • Halo Wars – Jerome-092 (SPARTAN-II)
  • Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (video game) – Myron Reducto
  • Hitman: Blood Money – Rick Henderson
  • Justice League Heroes – Superman
  • Kessen III – Nobunaga Oda (uncredited)
  • Kingdom Hearts II – Setzer Gabbiani, Will Turner
  • Lair – Koba-Kai, Wingman
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings – Various different characters in Middle Earth
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Garrett
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted: The Video Game – Alex the Lion
  • Mafia II – Additional Voices
  • Magna Carta 2 – Alex Laimon Roodo
  • Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome – Overlord Zetta (uncredited)
  • Marvel Heroes – Loki
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance – Winter Soldier
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 – Iron Man, Titanium Man
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Sundowner
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Enemy Soldiers
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – Enemy Soldiers
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops – High Officer A
  • Nano Breaker – Jake Warren (uncredited)
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 – Genma Shiranui, Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 – Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4 – Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm – Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 – Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations – Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 – Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution – Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 – Itachi Uchiha
  • Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 – Itachi Uchiha
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer – Gann of dreams
  • Paraworld – Bela
  • Phantom Brave – Raphael (uncredited)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Will Turner
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow – Will Turner
  • Project Sylpheed – Taskent Eagle (uncredited)
  • Rave Master: Special Attack Force! – Sieg Hart
  • Resistance 3 – Charlie Tent, Winston (Smoking Man)
  • Rise of the Argonauts – Achilles
  • Rogue Galaxy – Gale Dorban/Jaus
  • Saints Row: The Third – Additional Voices
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – Heat (uncredited)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 – Heat (uncredited)
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 – BRONCO
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike – BRONCO
  • Soulcalibur III – Siegfried Schtauffen (uncredited)
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time – Albel Nox (uncredited)
  • Suikoden Tactics – Iskas (uncredited)
  • Tales of SymphoniaRegal Bryant
  • Tekken 5/Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection – Bruce Irvin (uncredited)
  • Tekken 6/Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion – Bruce Irvin (uncredited)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 video game) – Additional Voices
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II – Haldir
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – Legolas
  • Too Human – Baldur
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron – Breakdown
  • Universe at War: Earth Assault – Prince Zessus
  • Urban Reign – Lin Fong Lee (uncredited)
  • Valkyria Chronicles II – Zeri
  • Watchmen: The End Is Nigh – Dr Manhattan
  • White Knight Chronicles: International Edition – Setti, Grazel
  • World of Warcraft – Thalen Songweaver, Commander Lindon
  • Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht – Albedo Piazolla / Gaignun Kukai (Nigredo) / Jin Uzuki (uncredited)
  • Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse – Albedo Piazolla / Gaignun Kukai (Nigredo)
  • Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra – Albedo Piazolla / Gaignun Kukai (Nigredo)
  • Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles – Albert, Gustav, Wonrei
  • Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury – Albert, Gustav, Wonrei

ADR Staff Credits

Voice Director

  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
  • Scrapped Princess
  • Space Travelers
  • Strawberry Eggs

Script Writer

  • Assemble Insert
  • Boogiepop Phantom
  • Gungrave
  • His and Her Circumstances
  • Night on the Galactic Railroad
  • Photon: The Idiot Adventures
  • Pokémon
  • Scrapped Princess
  • Shamanic Princess
  • Space Travelers
  • Strawberry Eggs
  • Witch Hunter Robin


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St. Vincent

Anne Erin “Annie” Clark (born September 28, 1982), better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a member of The Polyphonic Spree and was also part of Sufjan Stevens’ touring band before forming her own band in 2006. Clark currently resides in downtown Manhattan.
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Sound Design Tutorial For Film: Audio & Pre-Production

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