I can't quite believe it's almost Christmas. A client asked me how long I'd been in the new studio last week and I had to correct myself from "oh, a couple of months" to "almost seven months". Seven months! And here we are, nudging the end of the year.
This won't be a year's round-up piece, I'll save that for closer to the end of December, once work has slowed down. My expected quiet December has become a snatched week-ish of downtime before I get stuck into January with two plays to sound design straight off the bat.
I am going to make sure I take some time off though, as I think it's iportant to give my brain and ears a rest, to reflect on the year that's been and top set some goals for the year to come. Whether you're holed up in a studio for December or already starting your own mulled wine-fuelled rest, I hope you have a safe, warm (or cool, depending on your climate), happy festive season, and I'll catch you all just before the start of 2015.
SOUND DESIGN & MIXING
I haven't seen Interstellar yet but now I'm really looking forward to hearing the "creative and adventurous" sound! Dialogue as a sound effect? Brave!
Take an hour to take in this enjoyable and revealing interview with legendary sound engineer Tony Maserati (Beyonce, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and a heck of a lot more)
Soundworks Collection have published a comprehensive 6-part introduction to sound and filmaking
WOMEN IN SOUND
I didn't enjoy reading this but it's good to see this kind of treatment being highlighted and called out: women who DJ and the men terrified of them
"We have to float in like goddesses" Stevie Nicks on being a woman in the music industry
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE
The strange story of the man behind Strange Fruit
Give yourself the gift of new music! Time Out London has compiled the 50 best songs of 2014
Ziggy sings: listen to David Bowie's isolated vocals for Ziggy Stardust
Will 2015 be the year you get a voice agent? Read this first: 3 necessities to solicit a voice agent
Here's an interesting take on how you invest in your voice over career
5 things voice actors should never do
INSPIRATION & OTHER CREATIVE STUFF
A fascinating story and perfect wind-down-for-the-holidays reading: the greatest animated film that never was
The carnival logic of American Horror Story
Production design win:
Catch you for the last Sunday Sound of the year very soon...