Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 31

From Concept to Product – Making the B.I.G. DVD: Part 1

The concept of producing a DVD is relatively straightforward. Capture the event or shoot the movie, cut the shots, add the soundtrack and burn it to disc. If only it were that simple. Though they are generally the main stages of DVD production, each stage contains hundreds of smaller tasks and thousands of hurdles to …

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May 28

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (28th May) – Toy Story

Buzz and Woody

Keeping it short this week with Randy Newman, whose first score for Disney Pixar remains his most popular and, to anybody born since the nineties, there is no song as recognisably Randy as You’ve Got A Friend In Me. The tune provided the signature theme for Toy Story (1995) and its two sequels …

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May 23

The Big Screen on your Small Screen with IMDb

With such a busy, hectic modern day lifestyle, keeping up with all the news and gossip from every industry can be quite a challenge. So much information is thrown at us, but what we really desire is to be able to find something quickly when we need it. For film critics, film fanatics or even …

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May 21

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (21st May) – No Country For Old Men

Tommy Lee Jones in No Country For Old Men

No Country For Old Men contains the least actual music in a soundtrack I have ever reviewed; apparently only 16 minutes of score appear in the movie itself. This works in its favour, not because Carter Burwell is a bad composer (he’s always been brilliant), but because what makes this Texan …

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May 17

How do you make a memorable music concert? – Planning the B.I.G.

B.I.G. 2012 Song Chart

Putting on a show requires a great deal of organisation. Putting on a show with the word ‘big’ in its title requires considerably more organisation than I’d first bargained for. Not that the end result wasn’t worth it. My producer (shout out to Chris!) first came up with the title The Big Interactive Gig 2012 …

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May 14

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (14th May) – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

The evil Nurse Ratched

This is one of my favourite soundtracks for one of my favourite films. Jack Nitzsche, famous for his rock orchestrations and for being Phil Spector’s sideman, is under-appreciated in the film score realm. On Cuckoo’s Nest he stirs up some wonderful, manic, hypnotic, fun, nostalgic and crazy sounds that could not form a more perfect …

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May 11

Free Creativity #3: Audacity

For our next article in the Free Creativity series we’re taking a look at one of the most widely used yet scarcely talked about programs in the open source environment, the free audio editing suite, Audacity.

Yes, they have a website!  And its simple-yet-friendly look is exactly what …

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May 07

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (7th May) – Eyes Wide Shut

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut

Stanley Kubrick’s swansong Eyes Wide Shut, the so-called erotic thriller, perhaps more aptly described as a ‘psychological rape’ of a movie, was released in 1999 only a handful of days before the director’s death. In it, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise (who were married at the time of filming) play a couple who’s love and …

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May 02

Animation Spotlight: Evolution of the Wheel by Matt Lunde Studios

A short animation visualising the evolution of the wheel. Made with 3ds Max and Vray.

Verdict:

A simple concept well executed, with nice composition.

Visit:  http://www.mattlundestudios.com/