Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 26

Megaupload Closure Good for the Movie Industry?

As the battle against online piracy starts to heat up, a massive step was taken towards anti-piracy with the closure of file sharing site Megaupload just a few days ago.  Unless you live under the sea, it is highly unlikely that you will have missed this big news story and the wealth of contrasting …

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Jan 24

Animation Spotlight: Yummy by Maciek Gliwa

Verdict:

Short and funny, with a great focus on character animation.

View the vimeo page for full credit details.

 

Jan 23

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (23rd Jan) – Monsters Inc

Roz is not impressed

In case you didn’t notice, we love Pixar here at Lightmaster Studios. Their animation is arguably the best in the world, and the music is….. well, it’s Randy Newman! What’s not to love? I only recently became aware of the planned sequel to Monsters Inc, which made me so happy I decided to celebrate by featuring …

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Jan 16

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (16th Jan) – A Fistful of Dollars

Ennio Morricone, God of Spaghetti Western music, began his fruitful career as a film composer with his friend Sergio Leone’s unexpected hit A Fistful of Dollars, the first of the  director’s highly praised ‘Dollars Trilogy’ that all starred Clint Eastwood as “the man with no name”. Although this film is not the best of the …

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Jan 09

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (9th Jan) – Burn After Reading

Brad Pitt on the phone

One of the Coen brothers’ more recent screwball comedies was the incompetent spy thriller, Burn After Reading, with a staggering ensemble cast built around their regular actors, plus Brad Pitt and John Malcovich thrown in for good measure. The movie is a farcical chain of confusing events that leave just about every character in the …

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Jan 07

Short Spotlight: The Voyagers

Lyrical, meditative documentary on the immensity of the universe and the persistent human spirit to experience it to the utmost.

Verdict:

Very well constructed and amazing to watch.

 

 

Jan 02

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (2nd Jan) – Almost Famous

Cameron Crowe’s breakthrough biopic about a naive, fifteen year-old rock journalist was one of the unexpected successes of the new millennium, kick-starting Kate Hudson’s career and shedding new light on the intricacies behind seventies classic rock music. Music is central to the movie and it’s characters, and the fact that Crowe was a journalist himself …

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Jan 01

Happy New Year!

So here we are, 2012 is upon us.

We would like to thank everyone for their support since we set out in September 2011.

2012 will be a very exciting year for Lightmaster Studios, we look forward to sharing it with you!

We wish you …

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