Archive for December, 2015

Recording the Soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Video Game

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is the first part of a two-part action-adventure video game developed by EA Bright Light and published by Electronic Arts. It was released on 16 November 2010 in the United States, 18 November in Australia and on 19 November 2010 in Europe and India and is based on the film of the same name. Part 2 was released to coincide with the second film. The game was released on the Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS,Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Mobile platforms. Continue reading →

Carol – Soundtrack by Carter Budwell

Carol_(film)_POSTERPoster of the film Carol

Carol is a 2015 British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, from a screenplay by Phyllis Nagybased on the novel The Price of Salt (also known as Carol) by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars Cate Blanchett,Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, and Kyle Chandler. Set in 1952 in New York City, the film tells the story of a young aspiring photographer and her relationship with an older woman going through a difficult divorce. Continue reading →

Troy Baker

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Troy Edward Baker (born April 1, 1976) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and musician known for portraying lead characters in several video games. He has voiced Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, Delsin Rowe in inFAMOUS Second Son, Joel in The Last of Us, The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Assault on Arkham, Talion inMiddle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Jack Mitchell in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Yuri Lowell in Tales of Vesperia,Kanji Tatsumi in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, Snow in the Final Fantasy XIII series and Pagan Min in Far Cry 4. He also voiced in a number of English adaptations of Japanese anime shows, including Basilisk, Trinity Blood, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Naruto: Shippuden. Continue reading →

Dreamy Music Videos Take You Light Painting in Air

Screenshot from the video

Screenshot from the video

Patterns of light spring up around a Martian-like world in this music video that directors Pablo Barquin and Junior Martínez created for Floating Points

Martínez already knew Sam Shepherd – the musician behind Floating Points – before the idea for the video came about. Continue reading →

“Currents” by Tame Impala

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Tame Impala are an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parkerin 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music. As a touring act, the project consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). Previously signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK.

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Recording Techniques: Voice-over

Christ_University_student_giving_voiceover_for_Hindi_Wikipeia_tutorialPhoto by Subhashish Panigrahi.

Voice-over (also known as off-camera or off-stage commentary) is a production technique where a voice—that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic)—is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations. The voice-over is read from a script and may be spoken by someone who appears elsewhere in the production or by a specialist voice talent. It is usually pre-recorded and placed over the top of a film or video and commonly used in documentaries or news reports to explain information. It may also be read live for events such as award presentations. Continue reading →

“Human” Soundtrack – Making Of

Human_2015_film_Official_PosterHuman (2015 film) film poster

Human is a 2015 documentary by French environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Synopsis

HUMAN is a collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives. Continue reading →

‘Help!’ (1965) – The Beatles

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Help! is a 1965 film directed by Richard Lester, starring the Beatles–John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrisonand Ringo Starr—and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal, Roy Kinnear and Patrick Cargill. Help! was the second feature film made by the Beatles and is a comedy adventure which sees the group come up against an evil cult. The soundtrack was released as an album, also called Help!. Continue reading →

The Many Voices of Tara Strong

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Tara Lyn (Charendoff) Strong (born February 12, 1973) is a Canadian–American actress who has done work in numerous films and television series, both live-action and animated. Many of her major voice roles include animated series such as Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly OddParents, Teen Titans and the spin-off series Teen Titans Go!, and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, as well as video games such as Mortal Kombat X, Final Fantasy X-2 and the Batman: Arkham series. Her portrayals have garnered nominations in the Annie Awards and Daytime Emmys, and an award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Continue reading →

The Prankophone is a Synth for Making Prank Calls

There’s little more annoying than picking up the phone to a cacophony of dial tones, or the irritatingly soothing Muzak of an automated recording. More often than not, you’re being slapped with the gas bill or duped by a robot telemarketer. Now, thanks to mastermind Russian media artist Dmitry Morozov, there’s also the possibility that you’re being prank-called by a hybrid phone-synth machine named Prankophone.

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