> “Lentement, lentement, lentement…” – searching for perfect musical wood “…there should not be too much water. The tree’s heart should stay dry. That gives the best wood. Solid. Enormous resonance….” (thanks James!)
another hundred listens and I’ll be sick of it & will never have to listen to it again! 99…. 98….
> Should you challenge a noisy neighbour? Best comment & approach imho? “When my noisy neighbours had partied until five a.m. I got up at 7:00 and played Bach organ toccatas as loud as I could stand it. I only had to do it three times before they caught on to cause and effect” (I personally would add banging on their door/ringing doorbell at 5am, 5.30am, 6am etc…) And failing all else there are always ear plugs… You ever had to deal with such things?
For the last few weeks I’ve been setting my GoPro Hero3 camera shooting timelapse on the deck of my apartment…partly because the clouds at times look amazing but also partly because in the next year or so this whole building is going to be demolished to make way for two more lanes of roading…. because more roads is the answer to everything #not!
Anyway this is what I ended up with – preferably watch it in HD here
> I have been lucky enough to visit the colour grading at Park Road Post a few times and every time it astounded me to see just how beautiful film is compared with the ungraded & compressed Quicktimes we have spent months working to…. Suddenly all the beautiful work of the cinematographer, art department, lighting, make up, costumes and, of course, the actors becomes very apparent…. If you ever get the chance I highly reccomend it, and even better if it is on the basis of needing to see the grade of particular scenes to know how to treat sound (eg ambiences, or emotive sound design) for a particular scene… Anyway as we create & develop a pallete of sound & music for the film, in hindsight it is great to appreciate the colour pallete created for film , so check out this great tumblr: movies in colour
- isn’t all the sound recorded when they shoot the film? - do you really need all this gear? - what are you doing? (um, recording you asking inane questions) - will I be on TV? (esp when there are no cameras anywhere!)
Just cleared my POBox and the copy I ordered of In The Field by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle had arrived! As per the image below, the book features conversations with Manuela Barile, Angus Carlyle, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Viv Corringham, Peter Cusack, Steven Feld, Felicity Ford, Jez Riley French, Antye Greie, Christina Kubisch, Cathy Lane, Francisco López, Annea Lockwood, Andrea Polli, Ian Rawes, Lasse-Marc Riek, Hiroki Sasajima, Davide Tidoni, Hildegard Westerkamp and Jana Winderen.