Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The Point of Regret - DVD release - confirmed


The DVD release of The Point of Regret has been confirmed for the end of March 2011 (not June as stated on Amazon) so you should be able to get your grubby mitts on it soon!

The guys at Emanation Films have also started a new Twitter ID for anyone interested in following them @emanationfilms as they now have another film in production... more on that soon.

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Point of Regret - DVD release


I've been told by the director of The Point of Regret that the DVD release of the film is imminent i.e. the next week or two.

So, I did a quick Google search to see if there were any updates and found that the DVD has been added to Amazon, with a release date of June 1st 2011. I'm guessing this date will come forward based on what Simon and Dave from Emanation Films told me.

Check it out and pre-order your copy from Amazon today!

(No I won't be getting any of the proceeds as it will go to fund the next film that Simon and Dave make... but more about that soon...)

Dave also mentioned that Empire magazine may be doing a review in the coming months, but I'll keep you posted on that if it happens.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

"The Lost" - New Feature Commission


I received some great news a few days ago... just a week after I started looking for projects, I've landed another feature film! (somebody is looking out for me ;-D )

I've been chosen to provide the score and the sound design for an upcoming horror feature film called "The Lost".

I was originally contacted by Johan Neethling about a year ago, with a request to provide music for the as yet un-filmed idea he had. His idea was really interesting so I said yes and just waited... and waited... and waited.

With all the other things going on, I had forgotten that this was still a possibility, and then got the email from Johan telling me they were in post-production, just finalising the editing and would I still be interested. Of course I am!

Film details 
...on IMDB:
Teaser trailer which gives you tiny taster - the music is not mine, it's just something Johan picked as a temp track:

Anyway, I'm awaiting delivery of the picture lock version which should be with me in the next couple of weeks. Then its onto the spotting session and some hard graft to get some ideas cooking.

Really looking forward to this one!


Monday, 7 February 2011

Cinematic Orchestration News


Yesterday I got Unit 4 of my Cinematic Orchestration course completed and packaged off to my tutor, which is a big relief.

Here are links to the submission track and the associated score.

For the score I've started using Notion3 which my wife bought me for xmas... it's really easy to use though it may not have all the features of Sibelius, it's doing fine for what I need to do right now, and it's a fraction of the cost.

I've also upgraded to Cubase 6 which has some of the best tweaks I've seen in the package yet... like in the piano roll editor, you can select a group of notes and then in the controller pane below, you get little drag-handles that allow you to lower or raise the controller value as one group! There are also drag-handles in the corner of the selection box that allow you to ramp-up or ramp-down the controller values, giving you a quick way of adding dynamics. Brilliant IMHO.

Anyway, I await my tutors response...

LA Scoring Strings


I have the most amazing wife in the world... For xmas she bought me LA Scoring Strings - which has to be the most realistic and expressive sampled string package I've used or heard.

It can be resource intensive to use all the features but the processing power is always creeping up over time... But its worth it as the sound is truly amazing.

My main reason for getting this package was for the divisi sections as I have nothing else that can produce the sound of sub section of the whole string section.

She also got me Notion 3 the music scoring package which is also brilliant, so I have a bit of a learning curve to go thru to get that lot sorted into my workflow.

I'm getting the hang of both now I've had them a month or so.

More strings to the bow... if you pardon the pun :-)


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