▶ listen to the golden record sent off on Voyager via
▶ fascinating insight into next generation UAV technology for screen industry via the finalists of this NZ tech competition – intriguing that one of the categories is to minimise rotor noise… it would be interesting to augment the sound aspect of UAVs – there must be a way to combine that freaky effect of speaking through a fan, with quadcopter rotors!
▶ beautifully designed foley impact fetish kit?
▶ more beats in your browser, this time X0X style
▶ Ryoji Ikeda. micro | macro
▶ the worlds most wanted music? Iceland & Islanders
▶ interesting Max for LIVE idea: an overlay for video, so you can map panning to follow onscreen objects… Imagine in the future, adding facial recognition & auto pan foley to follow where an actor is onscreen!
▶ about Ralph & those incredible images of Pluto
▶ Dedicated to the analysis of film form, EVERY FRAME A PAINTING create video essays which you can support/encourage at Patreon eg analysing movement in Kurosawas films
▶ great article about Skip Leivsay
All this requires a very particular – and somewhat strange – set of talents and fascinations. You need the ability not only to hear with an almost superhuman acuity but also the technical proficiency and Job-like patience to spend hours getting the sound of a kettle’s hiss exactly the right length as well as the right pitch – and not only the right pitch but the right pitch considering that the camera pans during the shot, which means that the viewer’s ear will subconsciously anticipate hearing a maddeningly subtle (but critical) Doppler effect, which means that the tone the kettle makes as it boils needs to shift downward at precisely the interval that a real kettle’s hiss would if you happened to walk by at that speed.
▶ ‘There is No Formula’ #cinematography
thanks Chris & Leon
▶ exploring some of science fiction films most iconic sound effects
Chris Watson responds to Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s painting ‘Lake Keitele’