Sound tracks.

Soundtracks have always stuck with me. Done right, they wash over you and leave a track. When I was a boy I had several soundtracks on record and listened to them often. Put them over projects, home movies and tapes. Trust me, not many kids did this. I’m curious did you? I liked the short themes or segments (often just over a minute) to the main themes and longer pieces with vocals. I had Star Wars, Rocky and anything Vangelis for example.

I did a bit of research into the music used by TAL and for the most part found they used/use movie soundtracks. TAL has favourites. Soundtracks created by artists such as Jon BrionAirCinematic OrchestraMilt BucknerBoards of CanadaAngelo Badalamenti and Angelo Badalamenti to name a few. TAL also uses Trent Reznor and Brian Eno but they are obvious and I already have them on my phone.

I’m going to download a lot of these artist’s soundtracks and put them on my phone’s rotation. Maybe you’ll beat me to it. You can preview most tracks on Amazon.com and sample them as a preview!

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Tweaking.

This is a great piece from Malcolm Gladwell on Steve Jobs. I post it here because it’s Gladwell and Jobs and it totally makes sense. If I could only be half the tweaker Jobs was… tweaking Reid’s latest movie right now. Far from perfect.


Slooooow…

Trying to edit new Reid video on my MacBook and well… it’s a real struggle. I have it about 75% complete (no narration or music, colour correction or fine cut). Trouble is it’s so sloooow that I’m getting really frustrated. I can’t get in a groove and I certainly can’t fine cut the thing.

Despite the fact that I really excited about this one, it’s taking way longer and it’s really hard. Paul popped and said he took some good shots yesterday at both the Road2Hope and in the trails.


Kenya.

Paul will be joining Reid in Kenya. Training, shooting & holidaying. They leave January 1st, 2012 for 17 days. Sweet…


New Software.

I got Hindenburg Journalist through work for sound editing. I did a few tutorials and really like it’s simplicity. Should be great to work with. Nice interface as well and cool marketing concept.

My boss at work as if I’d help his son’s band through work. Why not? Should be interesting…


Barefoot…

I read Chris McDougall’s book Born to Run a while back seemed to make sense. The New York Times have caught onto his thoughts. Check out this NY Times video.

He’s talking about Marathons now…


Murderball.

Talk about murdering your competition! This was great to watch. Really interesting. I loved the line one fellow says. Something like, “what’s the worse that can happen? I break my neck? I’ve already done that!”

Check it out on Documentary Heaven…