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In Tokyo, These Trains Jingle All The Way

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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In Praise of 70mm

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.

credit: The Royal Ocean Film Society

 

The Sound of Blade Runner 2049

"In this exclusive video profile we feature the sound team behind Director Denis Villeneuve's, Blade Runner 2049 featuring supervising sound editor Mark Mangini, sound designer Theo Green, re-recording mixer Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett, picture editor Joe Walker and Composer Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch."

 

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The Sound and Music of Hyper Light Drifter

In this 2017 GDC session, Heart Machine's Akash Thakkar and musician Rich Vreeland share a behind-the-scenes look at the audio design of Hyper Light Drifter. Along the way, you can learn how creators of all disciplines can garner massive emotional impact through the audio in their next game.

The Synth Sounds of Twin Peaks

If you're a fan of Twin Peaks and a Synth geek like me, then this is a must

"The Music of Twin Peaks has become as iconic a theme as any in the canon of film and television themes. In this video, Justin DeLay explores the composition and synthesizer arrangement of Badalementi's "Twin Peaks Main Theme." - Reverb.com

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