Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 25

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (25th Feb) – Sleeper

Woody Allen’s love of jazz is one of many things that made his seventies comedies so endearing. Sleeper, in particular, makes use of the style of music to get its message across, however silly. How many other films set in 2173 are there that have a score based around ragtime, trad jazz and swing?

None …

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Feb 15

The Importance of Planning in Filmmaking

Eureka!

It’s tempting, but when it comes to getting creative, many of us make the first mistake before we’ve even started. The problem lies with the  ’Eureka’ moment, the flickering of the light bulb, the flash of inspiration. Ideas that allow us to be creative do not come to us all day every day. …

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Feb 11

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (11th Feb) – Memento

In short, I’d say this is an underrated score. Julyan caresses his synthesizers with a soft  touch, yet what oozes out of them is music that sounds truly disturbed by its own lack of detail. It has all the dark fuzziness of our brain damaged friend. And I think that’s a remarkable achievement, especially considering …

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Feb 05

Tears of Steel – Blender Open Movie

About the Movie

In September 2012, the Blender Foundation released their fourth open movie entitled Tears of Steel. Otherwise known as Project Mango, this open movie had the technical purpose of developing visual effects and realistic rendering in Blender. Made at the Blender Institute in Amsterdam, Tears of Steel was a very different project …

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