Category Archives: Film Production

Inferno Movie Review: Everything Goes Down in Flames

I don’t usually write film reviews. Being in the business of writing music for film and television, I tend to stay out of it. Not really a conflict of interest situation by my perception, more of a personal choice. But after watching Inferno on the weekend, I quickly recognised how fast a major blockbuster film […]

Star Wars Sound Designer Ben Burtt

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Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt, Legendary foley FX and sound designer for Lucas Film. For Star Wars fans, he is the one that brought the movies to life with his sound design. Foley FX artists are a completely under appreciated part of film-making. Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt is one of the many types of […]

Behringer X32: The Bunker 8 Review

Behringer X32: The Bunker 8 Review. Well, it has come to this, after YEARS of loyal Mackie service, our beloved 32-8 and 24 e side car are going out to pasture, making way for a fully digital front end to the mixing experience. Sigmund, for years you have been calling yourself Bunker 8 Digital Labs, what […]

Skyfall Theme Song: A modern masterpiece of melodic composition

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There is a point when a piece of music transcends all expectations, strikes at your very essence. This for me is the Skyfall Theme Song: A modern masterpiece of melodic composition. Yes, you could argue I am three years late to the party. But, no my friends, I have loved this genius orchestral haiku since it […]

Why Do You Never Get Paid When You Work Off Points on a Film

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So everyone states, you are working on a film and you must be making millions, tens of thousands, thousands, or at least cab fare from working on a film right? Well, not the way that accounting systems typically work when it comes to getting paid on film. So, why do you never get paid when […]

Better Call Saul Is Brilliant

Let’s just jump right to it, ‘Better Call Saul Is Brilliant.’ I am putting it out there and dare anyone to refute it. From the opening frames of Saul, (Bob Odenkirk), kneading Cinabon dough, feeling extremely paranoid behind the counter, we are taken to present day, a bland colorless existence. Saul has “survived” his ordeal […]

My Music is Not in the Film at All

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Composers, ourselves included find ourselves wondering “my music is not in the film at all.” We wonder what has happend to it, how it could happen and if it is “fair”. Fair has little or nothing to do with it. The feeling of directors and composers is that the film is “theirs”, the music is […]

Blade Runner 2 Sequel Script Has Been Completed

Blade Runner 2 Sequel Script Has Been Completed. Chief Ridley Scott has uncovered that the script for his arranged Blade Runner spin-off is done, and that on-screen character Harrison Ford will be included in the expected undertaking. Razor sharp edge Runner, Scott’s famous 1982 science fiction film, featured Ford as Deckard, a man enlisted to […]