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November 23, 2014, 11:39 am
Human beings are natural storytellers, but that doesn't mean that your great aunt Millie or Dave from Accounting can tell a story like the greatest literary and cinematic minds in history. That's because telling stories is a lot like -- dancing. You've gotta know when to drop it low, baby! In other, less confusing words, you have to know how to build tension, add suspense, as well as flavor -- a little something special, and then know when, where, and how to drop the climax bomb. (Otherwise you're just another guy or gal out there doing the 2-step -- and not even the cool Ciara version.)
November 22, 2014, 4:58 pm
What I find most fascinating about the sound of Interstellar isn't the ingenuity of the foley artists — although we all know those guys are rockstars — or the way the sound was mixed, but instead it's the overall philosophy of the film's sound. An existential science fiction film with a budget the size of Kansas seems like the perfect opportunity to go a bit crazy on the sound front. Had he been so inclined, Nolan could have sent his sound team to the bottom of the ocean to collect sounds in order to create an expressionistic wall of sounds to represent outer space.
November 22, 2014, 9:27 am
Pro Tools offers five different playback modes. These can be accessed by right-clicking the play button on the transport bar or from the transport controls in the toolbar at the top of the edit window if you have them displayed.
November 21, 2014, 4:53 pm
As the holiday movie season approaches, film editor William Goldenberg finds himself with two highly awaited, intense, based-on-a-true-story sagas hitting theaters: Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” (edited alongside Tim Squyres) and Morten Tyldum’s “The Imitation Game.”
November 21, 2014, 7:46 am
I’ve always been a inconsistent purchaser of music. I’d like to say I was one of those people who buys a couple of albums a week but in truth I’m not. I know many people who are and I admire them but my purchasing habits have always been sporadic, coming in infrequent clusters rather than a constant stream.
November 21, 2014, 7:45 am
Avid have announced the latest update for Pro Tools 11. However, disappointingly it doesn’t include support for Apple’s current OS - Yosemite. Avid tell us that Pro Tools 11.2.2 does support Mac OS X 10.9, 10.9.1, 10.9.2, 10.9.3, 10.9.4 (Mavericks) and Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion).
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