Archive for August, 2016

The Many Voices of “Keith David”

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Keith David Williams (born June 4, 1956), known professionally as Keith David, is an American film, television and voice actor and singer. He is best known for his co-starring role as Childs alongside Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s The Thing. He has acted in many mainstream films, such as Crash, There’s Something About Mary, Barbershop and Men at Work. Continue reading →

Damien Rice – Irish singer-songwriter

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Damien Rice (born 7 December 1973) is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer.

Rice began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper, which were signed to Polygram Records in 1997. Continue reading →

Foley: The Art of Making Sound Effects

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From snapping celery stalks to slapping phone books, learn how foley artists use everyday objects to create realistic sound effects in film.

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Pete’s Dragon – Soundtrack

Petes_dragon_2016_film_posterPete’s Dragon is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery, written by Lowery and Tony Halbrooks, and produced by James Whitaker. The film is a remake of the 1977 musical film of the same name written by Malcolm Marmorstein. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley,Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford. The special effects for Elliott the Dragon were done by Weta Digital.

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The Secret Life of Pets – A Look Inside

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The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment. It is directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The film stars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan,Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Jenny Slate and Albert Brooks. Continue reading →

Volumen sintetico – Ariel Bustamante

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We all know those white earphones can get pretty loud. And when they do, many times it’s not just the listener who enjoys the music, it’s the whole bus or train. So why not make use of this and create a piece of sound art made with 1629 of them? It’s calledVolumen Sintetico and it’s created by Chilean artist Ariel Bustamante. Continue reading →

The world is just awesome – Original Music by soundtrackmakers.com

John DiMaggio

741px-John_DiMaggio_by_Gage_Skidmore_2By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0

John William DiMaggio (born September 4, 1968) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian, known for his gruff voice, and for his work as Bender from the television show Futurama, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, and Marcus Fenix in the hit Xbox video game Gears Of War. Continue reading →

Audio Recording Tips: Lavalier Microphones

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Ever wanted to learn how to record audio with a lavalier / lapel microphone? Caleb Wojcik from DIY Video Guy joins me for an in depth tutorial on how to record audio with lavalier microphones. Continue reading →

Hindi Zahra

613px-Hindi-Zahra_2010By Guillaume Laurent –  CC BY-SA 2.0

Hindi Zahra  is a Franco-Moroccan singer and actress. When coming up with a stage name, she simply inverted her birth name. Her songs are mostly in English but some lyrics as in the song “Imik Si Mik” are in the Berber language. Continue reading →