Is there anything nicer than a beverage of your choice on a sunny autumn morning and loads of lovely articles to read, videos to watch and sounds to explore? If your answer to that is "no", then we might just be kindred spirits.
This week's links are brought to with a lot of love and the power of Pocket (it's my current favourite app for saving stuff to share). Enjoy.
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING
Like many sound designers, engineers and producers who use Pro Tools as their main system, I've thought about getting Pro Tools certification. Here are 3 great (and 3 terrible) reasons to get it, by someone who has.
I'm not too proud to admit I fell into some of these as a rookie engineer: 5 common traps aspiring audio engineers fall into
WOMEN IN SOUND
I was introduced to the work of sound designer Eloise Whitmore through Sound Women, and when I was reading up on her work, I found this great consise and instructive introduction to sound design
I'm quite clearly a fan: Why Suzanne Ciani, synthsizer legend and composer of music for Atari, among many others, is so damn cool
"Numbers don't lie. Dance music still has a woman problem" - what we talk about when we talk about the lack of women in dance music
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE
The communications inside the Kronos Quartet
RIP Christopher Hogwood, early music devotee and period-instrument movement pioneer
How to release your album successfully (even if you don't have a record label)
I'm not sure I'd describe Christian Bale's performance in Pocahantas as "memorable", but some of these are pretty good: 16 actors who have done memorable voice overs
I think I come across new voice over jargon every day. This glossary is a great starting point when you go "what does that mean??"
The devil is in the delivery: how to reduce rejection by nailing that script
I wrote about reaching my 100 voice reel milestone
INSPIRATION & OTHER CREATIVE STUFF
I love movie trailers and it was very interesting to read about the art behind making them, as exemplified by the work of Hollywood's reigning master
Inconceivable tales from the making of The Princess Bride
Really cool to see my cabaret colleague, actor, musician & kick ass performer Mat Fraser will be in the latest series of American Horror: American Horror Freakshow. Here's him talking about his role:
Catch you for the next Sunday Sound very soon...