I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now …
Our latest music composition for film, ‘The Wilding’, directed by Grant Scicluna and produced by Jannine Barnes (Happening Films) was nominated for a Teddy Award at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. ‘The Wilding‘ made it’s world première at this year’s festival where it screened in Generation 14plus and was also in competition for a coveted Crystal Bear.
Last weekend the Melbourne Queer Film Festival proudly announced the winner of the 2012 City of Melbourne Emerging Filmmaker Award for Best Australian Short Queer Film … Grant Scicluna for the film ‘The Wilding‘.
Here’s the trailer.
In a world dominated by kittens, cats and all things cute and fluffy … and the occasional puppy … here are some remixed classics! Done the right way!
Music and Sound Design are probably the two most fundamental elements of all sound for picture.
Whilst we love composing and producing music, we’ve become quite expert at the art of sound design through the TVC and Film work we’ve done.
One great advantage of this is that we feel we’ve developed a very healthy respect for the place of each element and have no qualms about giving way to either – or developing each to complement the other perfectly. Something that is a lot more problematic for ‘experts’ working in teams and who don’t necessarily speak both ‘languages’.
Apart from the enormous library of pre-recorded effects at our disposal, we love nothing more than getting in the booth and creating foley for that one-off unusual sound.
First, is a series of promos for TVNZ we did that required 100% pure sound effects replacement (Director: Ken Lambert / Sheepish Lion)
…. and here’s an example where we developed the music in tandem with the sound design (Ink Project, Sydney)
Do do do do do! Dave and I LOVE the Muppets
“Music was always an important part of Jim Henson’s work. He had a strong interest in all types and had an eclectic record library. When he began writing proposals and creating concepts for The Muppet Show in the late 1960s, they always included a house band that was to appear in each episode. At that time, Jim had a strong interest in the counter-culture movement (as evidenced by his experimental film Youth ’68) and sought to reflect that in the composition of the band. One proposal from about 1970 says that the band would, “…do songs like “Sunshine” from Hair. In fact, they are all dressed to out-hair the Hair cast.” (Karen Falk archivist, the Jim Henson Company)
Dr. Teeth, Janice, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Zoot and Animal get a wonderful makeover by Michael De Pippo @ http://michaeldepippo.com/
The original cast!
What’s not to love!
When I first clapped eyes on this, my immediate thought was Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op 67. Why?
Although the Fifth Symphony is considered one of Beethoven’s greatest musical works, at the time of its premiere the composer’s contemporaries were still smitten with his Third Symphony (the “Eroica”). Gradually, understanding of the piece grew as audiences began to associate it with Beethoven’s life and musical style.
My friends … this is how the ‘all in one’ must have been received at the time of this sexy number’s launch. Forget a boring pair of trousers AND a shirt! ‘One Easy Piece’ man-style.
Voilà!! You can listen to Beethoven’s immortal music whilst viewing this fashion ‘treasure’!
What do Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706) and The Adams Family (1964 – 1966) have in common? C’mon! They are both responsible for the dramatic spike in sales of the harpsichord. Ground breaking I know!
Sometimes our enthusiasm for something isn’t contagious!
Thanks Abstruse Goose!
There’s something for everyone … romance for Valentine’s Day with the tender photo captured on the ‘Romantica’ cover and so much more with this tasteful selection of ‘greats’!