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Read best of Interviews with Professional Sound Designers and Composers in the Industry

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Interview with Composer David Buckley (The Good Wife, The Town)

With the demands of modern film-making, it’s not always easy to physically sit in the room with a director as he/she will have many things to deal with other than music. When there is a moment, I think it’s important to try and absorb as much information one can from the director or any other film maker. Not just specific things but bigger picture issues too. Learning what they know and what they have experienced (be it on the movie, or life in general), will presumably help deliver a score that is to their liking.

Interview with Sound Editor Piero Mura (The Accountant, 500 Days of Summer)

Everything in post-production changed in the last twenty years. I believe that they were positive changes. Today the line between mixing and editing is not as well defined as it used to be. Quite a few sound editors now seat behind the faders and a number of mixers do not hesitate to do sound design or supervise.

Interview with Composer Henry Jackman (Birth of a Nation, Captain America 2 & 3)

The future is always a guess. If you go back 30 years in music in film, the tolerance then is different than it is today. There is more variety in music in film today. Film scores are now a broad church. Producers are less freaked out by a wide score of music composed in a film. People now listen to a wider range of music so in relation there is more freedom for the composer to add a wider range. So the future is probably going to simply go wider as access to all kinds of music that people listen to become less judgemental.

Interview with Composer/Vocalist Dominic Lewis (Money Monster, Batman v Superman)

We are already hugely reliant on technology in film scoring. There aren’t many left who have a VHS watch and some manuscript. Everything is done on computers and the way things are going I think we are only going to rely on them more. Samples are getting better, computers faster it’s a natural progression in my book.

Interview with Sound Effects Editor Matt Snedecor (Revolutionary Road, The Jinx)

Effects editors are responsible for building the entire sonic environment for a film, everything from backgrounds to the sync effects we see on screen. The majority (90% and up) of the sounds heard in film are added by editors. But it’s more than just see car, hear car. We also need to come up with sounds that identify with characters or moods or that tell stories without the audience having to see something on screen to know what’s happening. There’s also sound design moments we need to build, tonal ideas that aren’t so much real world effects, but act more like music for setting up emotions that need to be conveyed.

Interview with Emmy Winning Sound Designer Andy Kennedy (Band of Brothers, Generation Kill)

There is a spotting session – normally with the editor and director somewhere near the final cut which involves understanding the intentions of the material. Any narrative information that the sound can bring to the final process and the setting. There is generally a lot of discussion about dialogue – quality and intelligibility and whether to ADR or not. Some directors prefer original performance. So, capturing the dialogue places a lot of pressure on the production sound mixer. For me, what we do in sound is generally a collaborative process and as technicians we all try to get the best from the material.

Interview with Music Editor/Composer John M. Davis (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)

Working on a musical is the best.  “Black Nativity” was a film that almost no one saw, but I was on the set every day during the shoot, and I was involved in the entire post-production.  Nothing is better than having Jennifer Hudson in a church singing her heart out, capturing her live performance and using that in the final mix.  There were a lot of technical challenges involving playback, using earwigs (tiny radio controlled ear pieces), microphones hidden in her hair.  Then there was the tap dancing, the modern dance, choirs, the works! “The Producers” was also fun, especially when we could use the singing recorded on set and not the pre-records.

Interview with Foley Artist Marko Costanzo (Silence of the Lambs, The Departed, Life of Pi)

There are many great foley artist out there. I have worked with truly talented individuals that have amazed me with their abilities. To be a great foley artist I believe one must have relatively good reflexes. Eye-hand coordination is key to making a sound believable. Many times a sound can be perceived as correct if the sync is perfect.

Interview with Kami Asgar, Oscar Nominated Sound Editor

You spend so much time with every film that they are so much a part of you. There is moments in every film that challenge you, and you have to creatively find a way to overcome them. So there is moments that make you proud to have worked on. But as an entire package my personal favorite sound job is The Passion of the Christ. We spent almost nine months working on creating that world through sound.

Today’s Best of Movie Pitches: Read over 40 Musical Feature Film Loglines

Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

CLICK the LINKS and read Musical Feature Film loglines.

LETHAL TO KILL, by Susan Ruggiero

ATHEISAURUS 1: BJORN AND ZORN, by Andrew Cahill-Lloyd

YOU WON’T ESCAPE MY LOVE TO, by Marianna Verde

OSCAR, by Raymond Archie Davenport

SEX LIES & COFFEE BEANS, by John Rachel

SUN SEA AND ESSEX, by Louise Johnson

WHAT’S UP CHUCK, by John Rachel

LOTUS OPERANDI, by Janet Caulfield

PRACTICING JOLIVET, by Franklin Westbrooks

THE COMPETITION, by Jerry Kokich

WET WET WET, by James Stanistreet

FUGUE, by Javon Ford

BOLLYWOOD BURLESQUE, by Ashgid Khan

WHO’S YOUR DADDY, by Richard Rosenblum

ROCK N ROLL MOTHER TERESA, by Stefano Bozzo

I’LL TAKE MY ANSWERS IN A ALOHA, by Eve Hands

THEODORE, by Robert Cole

MUSICAL PAWNS, by Ron Graner

TUBULAR ROMANCE, by Robert L. Fallin

WORKING TITLE, by David Abernathy

THE HARLEM STORY, by Danny Holst

LISZT AND CHOPIN IN PARIS, by John Mark

DINAH WASHINGTON EVIL QUEEN OF RHYTHM AND BLUES, by Joseph Dushan Seagraves

LAMENT, by Mitch Flores

EMOTIONALLY OPTIMISTIC, by Adrian Rising

SPERM: THE MUSICAL, by Gerald Fried

HAUNTING VOCALS, by Gloria Katch

CUTS IN THE DARK, by Sasan Shabrou

FRESH ZULUS, by Richard David Raybourne

CUBA THE DIVA by Andre Gaumond

DEJA DUET: WHEN FATE AND LOVE NEED A SHOVE, by Heather Mehudar

THE PERFECT TEAR, by Connie Lansberg

SUMMER RUSH, by Frank Dale Arroyo

THE CELLIST, by Richard Lasser and Jon Charles

Musical Short Films

Short Films in the Musical Genre that was showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival.

CLICK the links and learn more about the films. Plus, watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos for each film.


festival posterSUBURBAN DEATHCORE
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video

2014
Canada, Documentary/Musical


festival posterGLOBE TROT
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2014
23 Countries, Musical


festival posterCUTTING GRASS
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2014
Spain, Documentary


festival posterMETUBE
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2014
Germany, Comedy


festival posterC.T.R.L.
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2014
3min, UK, Musical


festival posterMOVING PRAGUE
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

2015
Musical/Dancing, 6min, Czech Republic


festival posterVALOR CAT
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

2015
Animation/Comic Book, 7min, USA


festival posterMOVING FRANCE
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2015
Musical/Dancing, 3min, France


festival posterMOVING LONDON
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2015
Musical/Dancing, 3min, UK


festival posterSHOOT GRANNY
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2015
5min, Spain, Comedy/Musical

Watch Audience Feedback Video for the Short Film VALOR CAT

VALOR CAT was shown at the July 30 2015 WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival in downtown Toronto, Canada. Short Film Comic Book/Musical/Opera/Action/Animation from the United States.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK of VALOR CAT:

Reactions from the Audience for VALOR CAT:

“This film brought out the 8 year old in me and I loved it!”

“This film was really, really funny. I can always go back and think about this film and laugh.”

“Does that guy have any more stuff – he’s awesome!”

The film was directed by Benjamin Reicher
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/benjamin_reicher.html

SYNOPSIS:

Valor Cat (secretly mayor Mark Bristle) is the hero of Valor City. John Sci is Valor Cat’s best friend and the man who gave him his powers. Burmac is a robot that Valor Cat thought he killed. He has recently repaired himself and is planning to take down Valor Cat with the only thing that could possibly stop him.

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Deadline FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival:
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– FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience. Garner an audience feedback video on your film.

Read over 150 short screenplay loglines in 27 genres

Interested in making a short film and need a great script? Or, just interested in reading short movie pitches? Click the links and read over 150 short screenplay loglines:

http://www.wildsound.ca/short_script_loglines.html

Or, read short screenplay loglines in their selected genres:

Action Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/action_short_films.html

Adventure Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/adventure_short_films.html

Animation Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/animation_short_films.html

Biography Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/biography_short_films.html

Comedy Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/comedy_short_films.html

Crime Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/crime_short_films.html

Drama Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/drama_short_films.html

Family Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/family_short_films.html

Fantasy Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/fantasy_short_films.html

History Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/history_short_films.html

Horror Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/horror_short_films.html

Inspirational Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/inspirational_short_films.html

Mob Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mob_short_films.html

Musical Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/musical_short_films.html

Mystery Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mystery_short_films.html

Paranormal Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/paranormal_short_films.html

Political Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/political_short_films.html

Romance Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/romance_short_films.html

Satire Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/satire_short_films.html

Sci-Fi Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sci-fi_short_films.html

Supernatural Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/supernatural_short_films.htmll

Thriller Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/thriller_short_films.html

War Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/war_short_films.html

Western Short Scripts:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/western_short_films.html

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DEADLINE: SHORT Screenplay Contest Festival SAVE $10 – FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed at festival (winner every month)
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Watch Recent Winning Short Screenplay Readings:
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– Get FULL FEEDBACK on your script. Winners get their script performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival!

Also, Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Submit your Film, Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem anytime to the festival today: http://www.wildsound.ca

Life is a Musical (number), Poetry by Gun Roswell

“The world’s most famous and popular language is music” Psy

Genre: Rhyme, Musical, Singing

Life is a Musical (number)

Luck be a lady
Don’t be shady
Roll on those dice
Bring me nothing
But blue skies
Today

All day long
Singing along
Dancing, prancing
Even romancing
In the rain
Real life
Down the drain

Feels like
Witchcraft
Sorcery
No worries
Of groceries
When I’m riding
On this plane

All is fine
There is no time
To slow down
Get me to
Funky town

My life is
A musical
Today

http://gunroswell.com
https://gunroswell.wordpress.com

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Deadline for FREE POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s. Three options to submit:
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html
WATCH this month’s poetry readings performed by professional actors:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/may_2015_poetry_readings.html