Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 28

The Dark Elf And His Musical Musings

Today we bring to you our latest luxury find from one of the deeper corners of the Internet, The Dark Elf File, in which said elf gives his thoughts and criticisms on a wide range of music through his blog, which contains one of the most comprehensive and entertaining archives of album reviews compiled by …

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Sep 26

Matt’s Film Score of the Week (26th Sep) – Jaws

Jaws

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etc.

Very few film score motifs, and even fewer that contain just two notes, are as instantly recognisable and universally …

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Sep 24

Behind the Blast – Part 3

With the scene now complete, it was nearly time to move on to ‘stage 2’ and begin taking shots. A word of advice: it is VERY important to make sure that you are entirely happy with your scene BEFORE beginning ‘filming’.

For example, if I had decided a few weeks later that I actually wanted …

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Sep 19

Matt’s Film Score of the Week (19th Sep) – Barry Lyndon

 

Set in the illustrious eighteenth century and detailing the exploits of an Irish peasant who, through gambling, fraud, and murder, works his way up into the English aristocracy, Stanley Kurbick’s 3-hour period drama Barry Lyndon is not a light-hearted film by any means. The score, which is solely compiled from pieces of music …

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Sep 17

Behind the Blast – Part 2

The rest of the scene, as you can see from the animation, was fairly simple, but took a surprisingly long time to complete.

This was mainly because I did not really know where I wanted the building to be, and this problem was magnified by the fact that due to the nature of …

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Sep 13

Great, Obscure Shorts

There’s a guy that reviews all sorts of films on his blog, including shorts showcased at festivals and the like (maybe he’ll come across one of Mark’s one day!).

It’s pretty interesting stuff.

Matt.

Sep 12

Matt’s Film Score of the Week (12th Sep) – Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

With a plot as crazy as this one, you need a particularly stirring score of music to effectively complement all the action. That is probably why Ron Howard called up Hans Zimmer to score Angels and Demons. Very few other Hollywood composers seem to be versatile enough to deliver music that accompanies characters simultaneously engaged …

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Sep 10

Behind the Blast – Part 1

Frame From Expired

Welcome to ‘Behind the Blast’, a 5 part series showing you the making of my short film, ‘Expired’.

It is with mixed emotions that I de-clutter my desktop of everything no longer needed for my now finished project. A fulfilling, satisfied bubble inside me is punctured by doubts cast over my final work. Once again, …

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Sep 07

Expired – Animated Short Film

Frame from Expired

We are very excited to release our latest production, Expired.

Made entirely be me in Blender, with music provided by Matt.

Watch the short on YouTube below, or watch on vimeo using the link underneath.

Recommended to view in full screen! HD 720p available!

Vimeo: Expired – Animated Short Film

Watch out for …

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