Synthesizers in the Movies

Hans Zimmer and his Moog Modular Composer Neil Brand celebrates the art of cinema music, Neil explores how changing technology has taken soundtracks in bold new directions and even altered our very idea of how a film should sound. In the last of three programmes in which composer Neil Brand celebrates the art of cinema music, Neil explores how changing technology has taken soundtracks in bold … Continue reading Synthesizers in the Movies

VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull talks about the Future of Film … and Kubrick.

From the Sept. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. … Trumbull drives me a short distance from his home to a full-size soundstage and escorts me into a screening room that he has constructed to meet his ideal specifications: a wide wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling curved screen, with surround sound, steeply rigged stadium seating and a 4K high-resolution projector. As I put on specially designed 3D glasses … Continue reading VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull talks about the Future of Film … and Kubrick.

The Congress, a film by Ari Folman.

The recent controversy about what Andy Serkis said about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Scarlett Johansson’s performance in Her are both indications of the rise of the “Virtual Actor.”  After seeing the fascinating trailer, I am looking forward to seeing this film. Please note the Fleischer and Kubrick comments in the interview selections below. From the website for The Congress, a film by Ari Folman. Robin Wright, a Hollywood … Continue reading The Congress, a film by Ari Folman.

Roger Ebert Interviews Arthur C. Clarke

Above spaceship Discovery model at the LACMA Kubrick exhibit (app here). The exhibit is traveling the world. Photo by Steve. Arthur C. Clarke also wrote about the geosynchronous satellite in the October 1945 issues of Wireless World. That is why the area where geosynchronous satellites orbit the Earth is called the Clarke Belt. “In March of 1997, film critic Roger Ebert interviewed author Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote “2001: A … Continue reading Roger Ebert Interviews Arthur C. Clarke