Design FX: Creating A Zero-G Battle Room For Ender’s Game

shockleewebpic_endersgamefxA signature sequence in Gavin Hood’s newest film Ender’s Game is the zero-G battle room, a place where the titular character played by Asa Butterfield trains in space. Hoping to create a sense of weightlessness, the filmmakers shot actors in a mix of harnesses and on wires against a greenscreen set.

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The Sounds Of Gravity: How The Filmmakers Created The Feeling Of Deep Space

shockleewebpic_soundofgravityDirector Alfonso Cuarón and Skip Lievsay, sound re-recording mixer for the new film Gravity discuss the use and placement of sound and how it was mixed in order to make it a realistic immersive theater experience. If you haven’t seen this movie yet do yourself a favor and check it out.

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[NYC] Sat. Sept. 28th: Register Now For IMSTA FESTA – NYC’s Biggest Free Audio Tech Event

shockleewebpic_IMSTAFESTA2013wideRegister now for NYC’s biggest audio technology event, IMSTA FESTA taking place on Saturday, September 28th at SAE’s brand new headquarters in Chelsea. This is our 4th year at SAE and all the previous years have been filled to capacity and tons of fun.

Come hang out with top music technology companies such as Native Instruments, Ableton, Propellerhead, IK Multimedia, Akai, M-Audio, Steinberg, Cakewalk, Celemony + many more.

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IMSTA FESTA Is Coming To NYC September 28 – Save The Date

shockleewebpic_imstafesta2013IMSTA FESTA NYC’s largest audio technology conference is coming to the brand new expanded SAE NY campus on Saturday September 28th.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF100Out to all the music creators…sound designers…musicians…composers…songwriters.. #freesamplefriday continues to hook you up on a weekly basis with free sounds, samples, tools and new experimental instruments. This roundup is a big one – packed with the last few weeks worth of goods.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF99We’re back for another round of the best free audio tools around. Download these and get your music game up!

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF98In need of some new inspiration to get your musical ideas flowing? You’re in luck, here’s another installment of #freesamplefriday to get you through the week. If you’re in the NYC area come meet with us at Tekserve on Thursday May 9th for a special Ableton Advanced Users Meetup. RSVP’s are first come – first served!

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The Sound & Music Of Oblivion

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This one’s for the audio and cinema nerds.

Get a great behind the scenes tour of the making of the sound and vision for the new film Oblivion. SoundWorks talks with director Joe Kosinski who was also the director behind 2010′s TRON: Legacy and if you see Oblivion, you’ll see the stylistic similarities. Also featured in the video are composer Joseph Trapanese, M83′s Anthony Gonzalez, re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo and re-recording mixer Juan Peralta.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF97Some classic reverb, electric piano, guitar overdrive, pan modulations plus more in this double edition of #freesamplefriday – bringing you the free super hot audio tools weekly…hit us up with your links!

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

shockleewebpic_FSF96Here’s the latest roundup of music making weapons for your arsenal. Get to these while they last!

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