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The Sounds of Technology are Making Us Less Happy

May 19, 2021, 09:12 AM

https://www.asoundeffect.com/product-sound-design-...

As the former chief sound designer at Microsoft, Matthew Bennett created and shaped the sound of Microsoft’s major global products and platforms (Windows, Office, Outlook, Skype, Teams, Cortana, Hololens, Xbox, Surface, and Azure). The sounds he created for Windows are heard each day on more than a billion devices worldwide. And here, he shares his thoughts on how we can and should rethink product sound going forward...

Hollywood Professional Association Announces ALL IN Program Details

May 18, 2021, 10:37 PM

https://hpaonline.com/hollywood-professional-assoc...

HPA today announced program details for ALL IN, a free virtual event taking place May 24-27. Presented by HPA ALL, the foundational program driving HPA-led actions focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the industry, ALL IN is a week-long virtual event to raise awareness and promote DEI efforts in the industry. ALL IN will feature industry leading expert presentations, live discussions, and meet ups. All presentations of ALL IN are scheduled between 11 AM and 12:30 PDT, facil...

#hpa#events#dei
Film History Comes to Life in Hollywood Home Movi

May 9, 2021, 10:01 AM

https://filmschoolrejects.com/hollywood-home-movie...

From all-star tennis to Alfred Hitchcock eating a banana, these Academy Film Archive home movies show a different side of Hollywood throughout history.

A philosophy of sound

April 13, 2021, 08:52 AM

https://aeon.co/essays/the-universal-forces-of-sou...

When John Lennon was asked in 1975 why so many adults disliked rock and roll, calling it the ‘devil’s music’, he replied: ‘I always thought that it’s because it came from Black music.’ Reflecting on the past 400 years of white supremacy in the United States, including the recent attempted insurrection at the US Capitol in January 2021, I often wonder what Lennon would say of us today. Would he tell us to ‘Imagine there’s no heaven’ or would he sing ‘Stand by me’? Would he c...

#rhythm#sound#philosophy
And It Was All Yellow: The Color Theory of TV Graphics

March 29, 2021, 08:45 AM

https://filmschoolrejects.com/yellow-tv-graphics/

One of the finer comforts in life is settling in to binge-watch some old sitcoms. Maybe you’ve got some tea. Maybe you’re panini-pressed under a weighted blanket. But one thing’s for sure (or at least, it’s very likely): the title card of your binge-du-jour is probably yellow. Gilligan’s Island? Yellow. Taxi? Yellow. Laverne & Shirley? Cheers? M*A*S*H? All yellow, baby.

#color theory#tv#yellow
Shadow Play: The Art and History of Cinematic Chiaroscuro

March 19, 2021, 09:43 AM

https://filmschoolrejects.com/chiaroscuro-film-lig...

Don’t reach for the silk doublet or the overabundant bowl of grapes just yet. Chiaroscuro isn’t that fancy. At its most basic, the term describes the use of high contrast lighting to simulate depth on a 2D surface. The word even contains its own definition: “chiaro” means light, and “oscuro” means dark. Easy peasy.

#color#cinema#history#cinematography
Acupressure Slippers For Men Health Slippers

March 18, 2021, 11:25 PM

https://www.walkaroo.in/category/men-lifestyle-hea...

As a culture, Indians has always drawn a thick line between goals and greed. While aspirations may have been limitless, ambitions filtered through the lens of prioritization and practicality had always been limited. We had been tutored and trained to believe that the ultimate mantra in life was to seek contentment in what you had versus feeling deprived of what you did not. We are made to believe that no human being could desire to have everything in life. We were asked to set our sights on a fe...

#health slippers
Student Heritage Award Nominees Selected by ASC

February 4, 2021, 09:01 PM

https://theasc.com/news/asc-selects-2020-student-h...

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has selected its nominees in three categories of the 2020 Student Heritage Awards competition. The awards are one of many programs designed by the organization to support a new generation of talent in the early stages of their cinematography careers.

#cinematography
Soviet Montage Theory: Exploring the 5 Types of Mo

January 13, 2021, 05:33 PM

https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/soviet-montage-th...

In the vast history of film and video, there’s perhaps no cinematic or editing technique more recognizable or powerful than the montage. Movie-lovers like us see it in cheesy hits from the 1980s and 1990s like Bloodsport and Dirty Dancing. We see it in critically acclaimed art films like The Godfather and Citizen Kane. We even see its classical roots in Battleship Potemkin (1925) and recreated and homaged in The Untouchables (1987).

Walter Murch and the Three Father's of Cinema

January 7, 2021, 02:27 PM

https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/walter-murch-th...

I’ve mentioned before that one of the best books on screenwriting I’ve read is actually about editing: “In the Blink of an Eye”, written by the esteemed Walter Murch. Here is a nice video (18 minutes long), a PowerPoint presentation with Murch talking about the “three fathers of cinema”: Beethoven, Flaubert, Edison.

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