The 2013 Movie Mashup: 300 Movies In 7 Minutes

shockleewebpic_2013moviemashupIf you are a movie fan and have 7 minutes to spare check this cool supercut featuring a mashup of 300 movies from 2013.

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The Electronic Music Producer’s Best Friend, MIDI, Turns 30

In the early 1980s, Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi and Sequential Circuits founder Dave Smith had a dream—a simple interface that would allow all electronic musical instruments to communicate with each other and with computers. To make this dream a reality, these pioneers brought together an unprecedented coalition of manufacturers from the United States and Japan, and soon the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or “MIDI,” was born. 30 years ago, the 1983 Winter NAMM Show hosted its landmark public unveiling, where Roland and Sequential Circuits demonstrated the first two MIDI-equipped synthesizers “talking” to each other via this new universal communication standard.

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Scoring 007: The Sound Of Skyfall

What’s it like to create the sound for the 23rd film in the James Bond series you might wonder? You could say it’s probably almost all been done already, SoundsWorks sits down with the sound crew to find out how they went about creating the sound for Skyfall.

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Creating The Sound For The Film Argo

The SoundWorks Collection talks with Sound Supervisor and Sound Designer Erik Aadahl to discuss the sound of Director Ben Affleck’s Argo.

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This Is No System Failure: The Art Of Glitch

This short documentary piece from the Off Book series produced by PBS examines glitch art and its punk aesthetic answer to today’s hyperrealistic, super high resolution imagery. Artists Phillip Stearns, Scott Fitzgerald, Anton Marini and Daniel Temkin explain.

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The Sound Of The Dark Knight Rises Film

Listen to the sound and music team of The Dark Knight Rises discuss some of the techniques used in the third and final installment of the Batman movie trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan.

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Can Computers Be Creative?

Take a listen to this podcast from Studio 360 and learn about the world of computational creativity, artificial intelligence systems that are creating art with the help of their programmers of course.

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The Sound Of The Avengers

Supervising sound editor and sound designer Christopher Boyes talks with SoundWorks about his work on The Avengers film and how they came about finding the right mood and sound identity for each of the characters.

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The Sound Of The Hunger Games

Author Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel “The Hunger Games”, is the first in a trilogy that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

Movie Director Gary Ross and his sound team including Supervising Sound Editor Lon Bender, Re-recording Mixer Michael Keller, and Re-recording Mixer Mike Prestwood Smith discuss their approach to creating the lush soundscapes for this highly anticipated film adaptation.

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The Piano: An Intense Passionate Thriller

If you’re in the mood to be terrified on this Shocktober day, check out this surreal short musical thriller by Matthew Brown. A video treat filled with insanely good editing, cool visual effects and sound design.

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