Since the genre’s birth in the early 1950s, the surf film has involved a synthesis of im-age and music. Typically, these two key ingredients are sourced separately, mixed together only after the visual fact. Self Discovery for Social Survival subverts this recipe. Just like the osmotic waves that run through the film, the visuals and music of SDSS co-exist and permeate as one to reinvent and reimagine what surf films can look, sound, and feel like.
On Wednesday, September 4, will be five years since the Argentinean icon and South-American idol Gustavo Cerati died. To celebrate his prolific career and outstanding music I'm collaborating with Motif Wein in Neukölln to do an homage. We will listen to Soda Stereo, Cerati's music and some of his most important musical influences from 7pm.
I'm excited about my third Tripsitterklang release called "White" under my "Shy Lip" moniker. It's been a while since the last one and I'm thrilled about having collaborated with such incredible people.
I want to thank all people that lent me their ears in the process. Matt Colton was in charge of mastering all tracks and the cover artwork was created by the amazingly talented artist and illustrator Ana Popescu.
Books about websites are like monuments about Jazz. They seem somehow outdated, even when they were new and lack the most important element of the medium. In this case: interactivity.
This book promises to be different:
From the founder of the FWARob Ford. The book is a comprehensive visual history in 21 chapters for every year since 1998. It includes the best websites and examples of hardware used at the time, and explore how user experience, usability, and technological milestones have influenced the development of the internet we use today.
More info and an obviously cool website: hier → Pre-Order: hier →
I came across this project from a collaboration of students from the university of Washington and Facebook. Photo Wake-Up is an automated method and application for animating a human subject from a single photo in 3D.
The algorithm doesn’t work so well if the subjects aren’t facing forward. And doesn't work at all if the people have their legs crossed. Find more information about the project here.
It sort of reminds me about the colorisation project of Peter Jackson. He restored and colorized 100 Hours of World War I Footage.
I also wonder about the possibilities of animating old photographs and colorizing them, but also about the dangers of the already known “deep fake” problem.
Sonnox, high quality audio processing plug-ins, are starting their sound plugins summer sale today! I'm covering here my top 3 plugins. I really recommend you go and try the fully functioning 15-day demo here. Sale ends July 10th 2019.
Their award-winning Oxford Plugins are used by professionals worldwide for mixing Music, Film, Television, Radio and Live Sound.
I know what you are thinking: "I'm always sceptical of plugins that don't show me exactly what they are doing." I feel you. But this beast is truly something else. The Oxford Inflator V3 isn't just a "make it louder" plugin. It can be used to glue your mix together, or add apparent dynamic range to flat signals. All of which can have positively dramatic effects in your mix. This for me is a must-have plugin, So if you have to choose only one ----> get this one.
Oxford Dynamic Eq
Have ever used Fabfilter Pro · Q3 ? Why should I even bother getting another EQ? The possibilities of the sonnox Oxford Dynamic Eq are quite similar. Main differences are its limitation to 5 bands and no Ultra-steep 'Brickwall' slope setting for LP and HP filters. Above all, the Oxford Dynamic Eq is outstanding and extremely musical. The Oxford Dynamic EQ combines the benefits of dynamic EQ with the Oxford EQ’s Type 3 gain / Q dependency. With practice you can mold the character of the sound in very musical ways. Avoiding the downsides of multi-band dynamic control. It sounds super refined.
Al Schmitt doesn't use EQs. I know, good for him. But if you are working in the box, without microphones and high quality hardware a good great EQ is essential. The Sonox Oxford EQ has four completely different sounding EQ types, each with it own character and console style: 1) Clinical EQ similar to the SSL4000 E series 2) Tighter ‘cut’ for removing problem frequencies 3) Classic EQ similar to Neve and SSL G series curves 4) Wide and gentle curves perfect for mastering.
I recently watched Jackie Brown, a movie by Quentin Tarantino. The movie title sequence features the song "Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack in its entire length. After that I decided to post a list of some of my top movie title sequences. There are really so many good ones, that I might extend the list in the future, but I'm starting with a list of five. As Saul Bass is such a big influence I added an entire video about his work.
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