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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).
November 19, 2014, 12:32 pm
The School of Sound has announced part of the lineup for the 2015 edition of the International Symposium. A unique series of masterclasses exploring the art of sound in film, the arts and media. We explore what sound does, how audiences listen.
November 18, 2014, 3:28 pm
Now that Christopher Nolan has officially nixed complaints about "Interstellar"'s sound mixing — that the loud effects and overbearing score muddle much of the dialogue to an incomprehensible degree — why not enjoy enjoy Hans Zimmer's soundtrack on its own terms?
November 18, 2014, 1:47 pm
In the latest edition of the very excellent The Assembly Magazine I had the opportunity for an in-depth chat with London commercials editor James Rosen. Check out some of his work and some extra questions in this spill-over post!
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