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July 23, 2015 - Film, Music, Sound

View our Flipboard Magazine – handpicked articles about sound, music and the moving image.

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How Do I Get My Music in a Commercial?

July 3, 2015 - Advertising, Music

In the backdrop of falling and streaming music sales, music artists now look towards music licensing as a way to have a stable source of earning. Changing trends have significantly changed the landscape of music industry and synchronisation is no longer perceived as selling out….

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Listening To Stanley Kubrick

June 13, 2015 - Film, Music

In ‘Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in His Films’ (Scarecrow Press), Christine Lee Gengaro provides an in-depth exploration of the music that was composed for Kubrick’s films and places the pre-existent music he utilized into historical context. Gengaro discusses the music in every single…

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Hitchcock’s Ear

June 11, 2015 - Film, Music, Sound

For a director who’s career began in the silent film era, his uncanny ability to select the perfect music for his images was almost unparalleled. Obviously we can’t ignore the formidable contribution of his composers, such as Bernard Hermann (Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest) and…

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The Sound of Stoker

June 11, 2015 - Sound

Stoker’s director, Park Chan-Wook, makes his American debut with this tense psychological thriller. Wook’s stylistic credentials have long been established with films such as Old Boy, but in Stoker he has managed to create a stunning image in nearly every frame. Complementing the film’s images…

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June 11, 2015 - Digital Media, Music Video

This beautiful digital short, is a collaboration between Artjail, video artist Marco Brambilla and musician Nicolas Jaar. The film was recently acquired by Vera Wang and is currently installed in her flagship Beverly Hills store. The installation is an impressive 8 panel wall mounted version…

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The Music of ‘There Will Be Blood’

June 10, 2015 - Film, Music

Having recently re-watched Paul Thomas Anderson’s film There Will Be Blood (2007) I thought I’d take a look back at this film’s unique marriage of sound and image. This a tale of a misanthropic oil man Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) in California at the turn…

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