Just a quick one – I have had the fortune to spend the last couple of days doing sound effects at Goldcrest’s foley room a for a cool project I am working on – recording various things we could get our hands on: guns, broken glass, metal cogs and wheelbarrows to old indescribable mechanical objects… basically a sound designer’s dream! I just thought I should give Julien the foley engineer there a shout out because him and Mattias were great to work with.
So, if you are in need of anything from an Uzi 9mm to a lovely pair a coconuts, I can tell you Julien is the man… here’s a link to his blog:
Just a quick note to promote a new tune and accompanying video by my mate Max – definitely worth a look and a listen:
…and another while I remember! I love the vocal treatment and the sync in the film is awesome:
Jeez louise I have just heard this for the first time:
Really good work, loving it! Sound design is by a New York based sound designer called Joseph Fraioli. Coincidentally he seems to love modular synths too… ö
My talented friend Adam Jeffcoat (of Studio NX) is involved in an exciting project, a fully animated comic book for ios and android tablets. It’s a smart idea, and what they have created already is pretty awesome.
I did some sound design for the trailer, creating some demon wind, beast noises, power sword blasts, etc etc, and it’s got the booming tones of Lewis McLeod on it to boot, recorded in the boiling heat of my old studio in Marylebone last summer.
Check it out and see if you can pledge any hard cash to help them finish the project, I reckon they are going to make something pretty special:
My scientifically orientated friend Jason Palmer has brought this to my attention… amazing recordings here… turned into dub step, nice! The barking dog experiment is the bit that gets me (the massive tube whoomp):
I am working on something pretty exciting, can’t say much until its finished but it involves circuit boards, a lot of electronics, some computer programmers – anyway here we go:
While I was reading up on this stuff, my mate Biffa told me to check out Trimpin – totally amazing work indeed, google his stuff and in the meantime here’s one of his works:
While we are at it, you should probably check out Tristram Carey, one of the original hackers some say. If you have anything mega worth reading up, let me know!
I have just written a track for a great time lapse project that has been a labour of love for photographers Daniel Alexander and Patrick Dalton for many months. The musical brief was gabba/grindcore but I figured it might be better to write something simple and relaxing to slow down the footage – I went with tape delayed pianos and washed out guitars.
The following info is ripped from their site:
1DAY6CITIES is a global photography project that took place on the 11th November 2011 – 11.11.11, in London, Dubai, Shanghai, Auckland, San Francisco and São Paulo. Using word of mouth, email and social networks we put together an international team of photographers to create a unique twenty-four hour snapshot of this day across six very different cities around the globe. At exactly 00.00 Coordinated Universal Time (world time/GMT) photographers in each of these cities captured their first image in an event that saw photographs being taken every 30 seconds for the following 24 hours. The brief was for the photographers to shoot the most interesting thing happening in their city, at the time they had chosen to shoot. The cities were chosen because they are roughly an equal time difference apart meaning the films show the sun travelling around the earth through the course of the day.
Daniel and Patrick are showing sequences of photos and also the film in various exhibitions around the world, starting with one running currently in Auckland… check the site here, particularly for the image sequences page which is awesome… and have a look at the film to hear my small contribution too:
Just seen this via my mate Gaz (aka. Raw Hedroom) and it’s blown my mind. Footage and composited material edited to a track by Yu Miyashita - it’s not for the faint hearted so mum/dad don’t press play.
Just seen this video directed by Us (Academy Films) for a tasty Benga tune and think it’s pretty special – a simple idea but a fresh one I reckon… anyway I am gonna find the whole track and stick it on my ipod for the journey home!
Turn off if you aren’t a tech head, I am just pointing anyone interested at this great blog – I must confess I check it most days. It’s not just about Pro Tools, it’s mainly a great resource for hearing about new plugins and the like…