Moby Loves Independent Filmmakers

Moby Loves Independent Filmmakers

For independent filmmakers and artists, the quest for new and royalty-free music sources is endless and exhausting. I was surprised, actually overjoyed, to find this resource from musical artist Moby recently: http://www.mobygratis.com/ According to the site, these selections from Moby’s catalog are free to “non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music … Continue reading

Virtual Reality Storytelling

Virtual Reality Storytelling

I’m always excited about the possibilities of new art forms and mediums, but I am probably more excited about Werner Herzog investigating one of the latest trending technologies: virtual reality storytelling. Video games are an obvious outlet for this technology, but this article on The Wrap discusses some of the storytelling possibilities for filmmakers. “One … Continue reading

Ten Adobe Premiere Shortcuts for Faster Editing in 2015

Ten Adobe Premiere Shortcuts for Faster Editing in 2015

Editing can be tedious, but it doesn’t have to be slow. If your New Year’s Resolution is to improve your editing skills, learning your software’s keyboard shortcuts for repetitive tasks will allow you finish projects faster with less clicking, searching through menus, and aiming for tiny buttons. Here are ten shortcuts for beginners and advanced … Continue reading

Recording Voice-overs at Home

Recording Voice-overs at Home

A friend recently asked for advice about recording her own voice-overs (VO’s) at home, and although I get asked frequently about home studio setups I was surprised to find I hadn’t written on the subject. Although she was asking about corporate video VO’s, this would apply to voice acting, audio books, ADR, podcasts, and pretty … Continue reading

NASA Sounds from Space

Having recently discussed sound in film, I thought this would make a good followup. Check out this article from CreateDigitalMusic.com about NASA’s recently released sound library: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/10/nasa-posts-huge-library-space-sounds-youre-free-use/ https://soundcloud.com/nasa The quality of some of these sounds is questionable – they all have a sort of low-fi transistor radio feel to them – but I’m imagining them … Continue reading

Sound Decisions

Sound Decisions

“Sound is 50 percent of the moviegoing experience.” –George Lucas “The truth is, for me, it’s obvious that 70, 80 percent of a movie is sound.” –Danny Boyle “Sound is fifty percent of a film, at least. In some scenes it’s almost a hundred percent. It’s the thing that can add so much emotion to … Continue reading