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"A beautiful style of moving image, building a dense, miniature and dreamlike world, intricately observed. I can sense the dedication and generosity of spirit in each frame." - Shaun Tan, Oscar winning director of 'The Lost Thing' (2010) 'Cabbit' is a handmade animation by Montana based artist, Soogie. Animated frame-by-frame using paper, ... More


Composer Michael Giacchino Talks 'Trek', Manipulation, Work & More

Last week we got to chat briefly with composer Michael Giacchino, who just finished a 9-minute piece of music for the opening IMAX exclusive prologue from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness. Giacchino was at a press event at Bad Robot, and was there to talk about his work scoring that piece ... More


"Django Unchained” Soundtrack

With Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained due in theaters on Christmas Day, and the soundtrack out in stores tomorrow (December 18), the entire soundtrack is up for preview right now. You’ve already heard tracks from John Legend, Rick Ross, and the awesome James Brown/2Pac mash-up, but now you can hear how the fit into the scope ... More


The hum that helps to fight crime

A rape victim has come forward to the police. She says she has confronted her attacker and has secretly recorded him admitting his guilt. A suspected terrorist has been taped planning a deadly attack, and the police want to use this evidence in court. Or someone has been captured on CCTV threatening an ... More


Ben Minto: Audio Director - Battlefield, Medal of Honor, Mirror's Edge

###About Ben Minto: Ben Minto is an Audio Director/Sound Designer working out of EA DICE’s Stockholm studio. Over his 12 years working in the games audio industry, he has accumulated vast insight and knowledge into all aspects of field recording, sound design, and production. ... More


Portlandia - "The Studio"

Winter came to Portlandia Friday night for a special episode and brought a wordless Jack White along with it. The rocker appeared in a short sketch featuring Fred Armisen playing a character obsessing over the vintage gear in his home studio, much of which, he notes over and over, was used on the making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. ... More


Avid Investors Begin Their Selloff Of Multimedia Giant

Occasionally, investors are forced to question the board members of the stocks they hold. This is certainly the case today when it comes to Avid Technology (NASDAQ: AVID). The Burlington, Massachusetts, company offered a sneak peak into third quarter numbers that will be released on October 29, and the ... More


Composer Philip Glass to perform at St Georges Bristol

St Georges Bristol has announced that the internationally renowned composer Philip Glass will perform at the venue on Tuesday 14 May 2013. Philip Glass will make his first visit to Bristol in May for a solo performance at St Georges as part of the venue’s FILMIC series, presented in association ... More


The Mixtape: Celebrating 50 years of the cassette tape.

Celebrating 50 years of the cassette tape. The format that brought us mixtapes and the birth of home sampling culture. 16 track live mashup performed on a 23 year old Tascam 1” tape machine. A free copy of the mix is available on Facebook: Ithaca Audio is a ... More


The CAS Parade of Production Sound Carts

The Cinema Audio Society put on their first Parade of Sound Carts this past weekend, and it was an overwhelming success. The event, moderated by Paul Marshall, reminded me one of those classic car shows, but instead of cars being shown off, the Local 80 Stage in Burbank, CA was filled with tech-packed carts for ... More


Contender – Sound Mixer Paul Ottosson, Zero Dark Thirty

With Zero Dark Thirty, sound designer and re-recording mixer Paul Ottosson continued the collaboration with director Kathryn Bigelow that started with The Hurt Locker – a partnership, which garnered him two Oscar wins. “We have a lot of the same views, in regards to sound,” said Ottosson. “Neither one of ... More


What I Learned About Mixing in 2012

2012 has been full of learning experiences for me, both personally and professionally. Usually when someone uses the phrase “learning experience,” they actually mean “painful experience.” It’s so true, right? Any time I learn a powerful lesson, there’s almost always some sort of discomfort that comes along with it. ... More