Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This Is Awesome.


This-- yes, this-- is awesome.



No idea who made this. But I do have the very firm conviction that whoever it was deserves a MacArthur genius grant as soon as possible, to ensure that they'll continue to have the free time to craft such things.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Animation Festival Update: "Mirrororrim", "Dad Movie", "Infestation"


"MIRRORORRIM" IN SERBIA



"Mirrorrorim", an experimental short animation by John Akre featuring my sound design, will screen in the 2016 Experimental Superstars festival in Novi Sad, Serbia. The festival runs August 20th- 21st.

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"DAD MOVIE" AND "INFESTATION" AT MINNANIMATE 5



Speaking of John Akre, Minnanimate is a yearly independent animation festival that he curates. This year the festival, coming up on September 8th at St Anthony Main, will feature at least two pieces I worked on in various capacities:

DAD MOVIE



A whimsical take on early fatherhood (previously titled "10 Things You'll Learn In The First Year Of Being A Dad") from Flush Studios. My role: composer, sound editor, re-recording mixer. I also narrated the piece! More info

INFESTATION



Creepy crawly weirdness from Cable Hardin. My role: Sound editor, re-recording mixer. Features a ton of original field recordings and sound effects. More info

Stay tuned for more festival updates!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

"Beast of Prey": The "Solitude" Saga Continues




When last we checked in on "Solitude"-- the anthology horror film I provided sound edit, mix, and a few music cues for a couple years back-- its first DVD release had emerged, in Portugese, under the title "Bosque Macabro" ("Macabre Forest").

Now there's a apparently a British DVD release as well, under yet another title: "Beast of Prey" this time. And in this case, the film's writing and direction is credited to someone named Nick Sandow-- a name no one involved with the production had ever heard of. Research shows this name associated with an actor from "Orange Is The New Black", though I can verify that this individual was not in fact involved in the production of "Solitude".



Where will "Solitude" land next in its global journey? Find out here! I'll keep you posted.

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