While most train stations alert passengers with basic dings and dongs, metro riders in Japan are treated to uniquely crafted melodies. Minoru Mukaiya is the mastermind behind these jingles—he’s made around 200 distinct chimes for over 110 stations. For Minoru, there’s no greater joy than bringing a little bit of music to millions across Japan every day.
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The Royal Ocean Film Society's look back at 70mm... and why I desperately need to see Lawrence of Arabia in a big theatre.
Excerpt - The time to ramble on and on about glorious 70mm has come but instead of waxing lyrical about the look and texture of the format, let's dive into its fascinating history and take a few minutes to explore how the development of 70mm actually helped save Hollywood from potential ruin.
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"Avengers: Infinity War is an astonishing hit, and in this exclusive A Sound Effect interview, award-winning supervising sound editor Shannon Mills shares the inside-story on how the film's powerful sound was created."
A fantastic read with real insight into sound design techniques and tools that are often kept secret.
Full article here: https://www.asoundeffect.com/avengers-infinity-war-sound/
warning: contains spoilers
Mark Mangini, an idol of whom I hope to work with one day, details clarity in a mix using George Millers Sound Pyramid in order to highlight the most important sound in a scene.
Extra interview with the brilliant team behind Bridge of Spies.
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