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Category: Music and Sound

Headline News Not To Scale's Man vs Magnet Creates Digitonal’s Come and Play Short

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 12:08pm

The film was conceived and created by Not To Scale director Man Vs Magnet for London based electronic artists Digitonal and their alluring track 'Come and Play’ from their album ‘Be Still my Bleeping Heart’.

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Joel and Alan sit down with the very Linda Beck, newly inaugurated ASIFA East President, Animator, Producer, Actress, and Former Temp, to talk about those roles and birthing a human. Plus a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, which, if you are reading this online, trumps it's impact: the new Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum website revealed at long last!

Headline News Nice Shoes Opens Portals for Phillip Glass

When violinist Tim Fain took the stage for the world premiere of Phillip Glass' new work "Partita for Solo Violin" at New York's Symphony Space last month, he performed not to the flurry of live dancers onstage, but to dancers and musicians on five films directed by Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied.

Headline News Animated Music Videos are Made Easy at the Aniboom Animation Marketplace

Independent musicians can now collaborate with thousands of animation professionals from around the world to see their music video become an "animated" reality at the Aniboom Animation Marketplace.

Headline News William Shatner Seeks Tunes for Zenoids Toons

Myouterspace.com announced today the next step in their online development of The Zenoids animated series: a first-of-its-kind, free-to-enter competition that gives every aspiring composer a shot to score a new show’s title theme.

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Special Guest: Sean Kenin

Welcome to the most current content-ed and contented episode of the FFAF oeuvre. Alan and Joel sit down with the very Sean Kenin, voice-actor to the stars, to discuss his unique and defining role in the hit smash cinema-kapow, The Smurfs. Sean Kenin - made of pure magic.

PLUS, stick around for a very special bonus montage audio fantasy spectacle at the end of the end of the end music.

Headline News LAIKA's Paranorman Gets Composer, More Cast Members

Two-time Grammy Award-nominated composer Jon Brion has signed to create the original score for LAIKA and Focus Features’ animated comedy thriller ParaNorman, currently in production at LAIKA’s Oregon studios for nationwide release by Focus on Friday, August 17th, 2012.

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Special Guests: RISD Senior Animation Students 2011

Live, from the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating senior animation students take over the show and grill the very Alan Foreman and Joel Frenzer on their animation information. Topics: jobs in animation immediately after school, maintaining your own art practice while working in the studio, secrets of FFAF podcast production, beatboxing, general fears, and the rapture. Refereed by RISD Animation Professor All-Stars, Amy Kravitz and Bryan Papciak.

Headline News Motion Theory's Mark Kudsi Directs Branded Music Video for the Fiat 500

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:12am

As the Fiat 500 rolls off the assembly line and into US showrooms, director Mark Kudsi of commercial production company Motion Theory is upping the excitement with a kinetic branded music video that tells the story of Fiat owner and car preparing to meet each other.

Headline News Mirada Collaborates with Director Chris Milk to Create '3 Dreams of Black'

Mirada has teamed up with @radical.media director Chris Milk on an interactive music video experience called "3 Dreams of Black" for Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi's Spaghetti Western-inspired concept album ROME.

Headline News Cars 2 Locks Star Musicians From U.S., U.K., France & Japan

Fully loaded with global locales, fast-paced racing, international espionage and a touching tale of friendship, “Cars 2” also features an amped up score by Oscar and GRAMMY-winning composer Michael Giacchino, plus music from alternative rock legends Weezer, country music hitmaker Brad Paisley, bestselling British singer/songwriter Robbie Williams, French superstar Bénabar and the power pop Japanese girl band Perfume.

Blogs Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The Importance of Digital Sound

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 1:58pm

New processors and advanced graphics are always a hit at the Game Developers Conference, but digital audio companies like Cakewalk, Dolby, and DTS also have a presence. With new PC games starting to take advantage of Dolby 7.1 surround sound -- and DTS’ unveiling of 11.1 surround sound with DTS Neo:X technology at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 -- sound is playing a more important role in today’s video game landscape.

Headline News Deschanel To Provide Three Songs to Winnie the Pooh

He’s a bear of very little brain. She’s half of the acclaimed band She & Him. This year, they come together on the big screen in “Winnie the Pooh,” which hits theaters in select international markets in Spring 2011, and in the U.S. on July 15, 2011. Actress/Musician/Singer/Songwriter Zooey Deschanel (“Almost Famous,” “(500) Days of Summer”) joins Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, performing three songs for the film, including her own take on the classic “Winnie the Pooh” theme song, “A Very Important Thing to Do” and the original end-credit song “So Long,” which was written by Deschanel and performed with She & Him bandmate M. Ward.

Headline News Her Morning Elegance Creators Launch the First Global Excision Art Project

The Her Morning Elegance Gallery (www.hmegallery.com) has, for the first time ever, taken a music video apart frame by frame and begun to distribute the video as photography all over the world.

Blogs Sound Design For Animators - free webinar

David Sonnenschein, professional sound designer and author of “Sound Design: the Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema” has invited me to co-host a free sound design webinar for animators (all filmmakers are welcome!) on March 17, 2011 at 9:00 am PST / noon EST.

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