January 21, 2019

129th Annual AES Roundup

Wow! Tons of stuff going on this week! Big news from Avid, great stuff from many microphone companies, Izotope, and tons more! The AES trade show floor was considerably smaller than usual, but there was a lot of cool stuff there. If you spent some time digging and talking to reps, inventors, presidents, etc... there was a lot of cool info to be gathered. I did my best at grabbing pics and info about topics and products pertaining to audio post and field recording / production audio. I'll cover a lot of it here, but if there's something I don't cover that you're wondering about, feel free to ask me if I happened to come across what you're … [Read more...]

Bruce Tanis and His Two 2010 Emmy Nominations

So, as many of you know, one of my favorite shows on Television is "Fringe" on Fox. It is an absolutely terrific show. As you probably know, the Emmy nominations came out a few weeks ago, and I was thrilled to hear that Bruce Tanis was nominated in the area of Sound Design on "Fringe", as well as for an HBO film he worked on. I've been getting to know Bruce over the past few months (amazingly nice guy). You can read an interview I did with him a while back on the sound design of "Fringe" here. Anyways, Bruce just finished up writing for Miguel for a month over at Designing Sound, so I figured while his fingers were still warm I would ask … [Read more...]

Gary Rizzo’s Advice for watching Inception

Just met up with Gary Rizzo and had lunch with him and a few friends. Lots of cool stuff to talk about in a future post, but I had a chance to ask him today what his favorite moments were in Inception. I'm going to watch it tonight, and wanted to know what to listen for. I didn't record the questions, nor did I have anything to write his answers down with, so I'm just going to paraphrase: I asked him; "What are your favorite sound moments in Inception?" He replied (in my words...). There are a couple of great moments in the movie. The first one is this sequence that happens in Paris. You are down on the street in Paris, and all of a … [Read more...]

The Sounds of Shutter Island

So I just saw Scorsese's Shutter Island last night, and I have to say, I wasn't as satisfied with it as I wish I had been. I'm a big fan of Marty, and you can rarely go wrong with DiCaprio, but this one just didn't do it for me. There were more than a few very obvious ADR blunders, a number of sounds that just didn't sound right, and a handful that were just plain confusing. Maybe it was the theater I was in? I doubt it, since its a new theater, and the film transfers were new since it was opening weekend... As for story, lets just say it was very predictable, and the ending left me saying, "Really? They really just ended it that way?" … [Read more...]