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June 14, 2019

How Sound Design Tricks Your Ears [Video]


Sound design in film is not only about creating a rich foley landscape, it’s also about creating emotion.


In the world of sound design, everything from sound effects, music, and dialogue is added in post-production. And it’s not always about matching exact sounds to whatever is happening on-screen — sometimes sound designers use different sounds that will still work with the images (like sizzling bacon during a rain scene) if it will create a stronger emotional reaction.



Now You See It’s latest video takes viewers on a sonic journey, opening on Star Wars’ sound design. Watch it below.






Strange and familiar


Legendary Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt was tasked with populating a whole new universe of sounds. As the video shows, he did this by grounding a lot of the sound design in the familiar, so audiences would still have a connection with what they were hearing.



The TIE fighters are taken from the roar of elephants, but they also sound distinctly like dive-bombing German planes from World War II — which links the sound to an established historical connotation.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

June 14, 2019

Does 'Barry' Have Better Fight Sequences Than 'Avengers: Endgame'? [Video]


Do the most epic fight scenes only include muscle-bound superheroes? Can they also have skinny, low-level hitmen?


We’ve seen some amazing action sequences come out of recent film and TV, including Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell and the explosive Avengers: Endgame.



But what Nerdwriter posits in a divisive video is that neither of those two franchises provided the best fight sequences of early May—Barry did, with its season two episode five entry, “ronny/lily.”



Check out their reasons why in the video below.





Not only does “ronny/lily” provide an exquisite example of how television can be exciting and fresh, with writing and direction from star Bill Hader, but it is an episode-long fight scene that gets everything right from start to finish.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

June 14, 2019

Praising Chernobyl, "Burning Cane" and Taking a Stand Against Apple’s New Monitor

Charles uses his computer in a really weird way.

This week on The No Film School Podcast, our resident tech-expert Charles Haine and Editor-in-Chief George Edelman chat about a new HBO show everyone loves and what makes it such a must-watch, a teenager who won Tribeca with a movie he shot in three weeks, plus that Apple monitor that is driving people a little nuts.

Check back next week for our next episode!

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Source: NoFilmSchool

June 14, 2019

Musicbed Provides the Music, You Handle the Rest


Put your filmmaking skills to the test with the Musicbed Challenge. Just choose a song and make a film, and you could win big.


As filmmakers, we’re often working behind the eight ball, trying to make do with too little money, resources, and time. And perhaps the biggest challenge filmmakers face is making the most of those constraints and succeeding in spite of them.



If you’re looking to challenge yourself even further, you might want to take part in the Musicbed Challenge.





Filmmakers will be tasked with creating a film in just 30 days and submitting it to one of 5 categories:


  • Narrative
  • Spec Ad
  • Documentary
  • Music Video
  • Travel/Lifestyle




How does it work?


Musicbed has pre-selected songs from their catalog for each category and will require participants to use at least 10 seconds from one or more of those songs. So, pick a category, shoot your movie, and use at least 10 seconds of at least one of the pre-selected songs in your final edit. That’s it!

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Source: NoFilmSchool

June 14, 2019

Want to Get Your Bills Paid for 3 Months While You Write a Script?


One deserving screenwriter will win 3 months of paid bills if they promise to write a feature-length screenplay.


What’s the one thing that always seems to get in the way of your screenwriting? No, not TV. Not self-doubt. Not procrastination. Wait…having a full-time job and earning money to pay for bills? Yes! That thing.



SoCreate is hoping to take that pressure off of one very lucky screenwriter with the “So, Write Your Bills Away” Sweepstakes, which will award $3,000 per month for three months to one lucky writer to cover average monthly expenses for rent, utilities, car payments, groceries, etc. In exchange, the writer will be held accountable for finishing a 90-120-page script. The screenwriter will also provide brief blog or vlog check-ins weekly, so the writing community can follow along with the process.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

June 14, 2019

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, June 14

SXSW 2019 Daily Chord

The Daily Chord compiles stories from around the internet that have a focus on music, examining the art and business behind the tunes. The big story this week is eleven years old – the 2008 warehouse fire at the Universal lot destroyed historical recordings and was downplayed by the company. Keep up with what’s new with the Chord as your trusty curator. For a handy reminder, we will send you the headlines if you send us your email.


Monday, June 10


Tuesday, June 11


Wednesday, June 12


Thursday, June 13


Friday, June 14

The post The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, June 14 appeared first on SXSW.

Source: SxSW Music

June 14, 2019

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art – #WeTheChampions

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art – #WeTheChampionsAoiroStudioJun 14, 2019

As you may have heard, the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA championship ever! 24 years in the making, the King Kawhi Leonard from the Raptors team defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 on the scoreboard. To celebrate, I have put together a series of art tributes hand-picked on Dribbble and Behance including the Toronto Stadium graphics by Lee Ormerod. Don’t forget to celebrate responsibly!

In this collection we are featuring the work from frametouch, Alexei Vella, Paul Lapkin, Dmitry Krino and more.

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via Dribbble & Behance

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by frametouch

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Alexei Vella

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Paul Lapkin

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Dmitry Krino

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Michael Moodie

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Timothy McAuliffe

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Steph Ellis

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Lee Ormerod

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by D’Avila Studio

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Nick Arley

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Mark Serrano

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Yann Dalon

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Jordan Fortin Belanger

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Antonio Neto

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Jake Andrews

#WeTheNorth: Fans are celebrating victory through art - #WeTheChampionsDesign by Rafael Monguilhott

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

June 13, 2019

Chernobyl: On the Set with Hasselblad X1D

Chernobyl: On the Set with Hasselblad X1DAoiroStudioJun 13, 2019

Chernobyl is a mini-series currently streaming on HBO and it’s quite sensational. Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, Chernobyl tells the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history. Directed by Johan Renck who worked on many TV series including Bloodline, Breaking Bad and more. On the set for Chernobyl, Johan captured a few moments with the actors and actresses entirely shot with the Hasselblad X1D. Captivating! Theses set moments combines with the Scandinavian discernment with a beautiful 50MP performance. If you haven’t watched the mini-series, please find a way to.

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Photography

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Source: Abduzeedo Photography

June 12, 2019

Tommy Touch: Rethinking the retail experience with Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Touch: Rethinking the retail experience with Tommy HilfigerAoiroStudioJun 12, 2019

Momkai shared on their Behance a collaboration between the clothing brand Tommy Hilfiger to reinvent the retail experience by placing interactive screens right on the physical display to enhance the in-store experience. There is definitely a cool factor that would eager people to give it a whirl. I would also think this will be a good placement for advertisements of some sort through promotions, branded content and more. I wouldn’t see users making transactions, maybe if the technology had a QR code implementation? That could definitely work out but the idea is experimental and rightfully pointing in the right direction. What do you think?

The global strategy team of Tommy Hilfiger invited Momkai to be part of their Store Innovation program. Together we conceptualized and designed the unique Tommy Touch. This in-store digital shopping fixture combines the ease of online shopping with the tactile experience that physical stores bring.

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Retail & UI/UX

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Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX

June 12, 2019

A parking space renewed in Berlin, Germany – Street Art

A parking space renewed in Berlin, Germany – Street ArtAoiroStudioJun 12, 2019

Alexander Isakov is an artist based in Berlin, Germany; he shared on Behance a beautiful parking space revamped by the hands of his craft. He worked on many projects including a lot of murals and it’s nice seeing Alexander for a change on a parking space. I really do appreciate the fact he also shares his process through a timelapse, it’s kind of great seeing the layers of work behind the art piece. The boldness of those black lines are making his style quite unique and especially at a larger scale.

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Street Art

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Source: Abduzeedo Illustration