Category Archives: Creativity

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Miky Wolf on Cutting HBO’s Six by Sondheim at Big Sky Edit

Few artists of any stripe have a career as fruitful and storied as the legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. A new HBO documentary, Six by Sondheim, which premiered last week, looks at the man's work by focusing on six … more »

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Syndrome’s James Larese on Directing Eminem’s Live Music Video

Last month, YouTube produced the first-ever YouTube Music Awards (YTMAs) to try to edge into MTV territory. Like the VMAs, the YTMAs were filmed in front of a live audience. The YouTube version, hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman and polyglot … more »

Getting the Many Looks of Key and Peele

Comedy Central’s Key and Peele spares no one with its unfettered humor. Now in their third season, stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have taken on Dominican baseball players, Mafia hit men, vampires, DEA agents and interracial couples. A classic … more »

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Prime Cuts: Composer Daniel Pemberton on Ridley Scott’s The Counselor

Composer Daniel Pemberton, whose work is featured in the BBC Production Music library from FirstCom Music, talks about working with director Ridley Scott to create a very modern score for The Counselor. FirstCom Music: www.firstcom.com

Prime Cuts: “Watch Me Fly” from Amphibious Zoo

In this behind-the-scenes video, Amphibious Zoo composer Jamen Brooks talks about songwriting techniques and singer Melodie Blume lays down a vocal track for the recent AZ release Electro Pop 3. Amphibious Zoo: amphibiouszoo.com/

Prime Cuts: Resonate Music Group Touts Award Win for Spooky Lincoln Trailer

Resonate Music Group produced the music for the Bronze Key Art Award-winning spot “Silence Unite” in the Music Category for Audio/Visual Technique during The Hollywood Reporter 2013 Key Art Awards ceremony. Part of the TV campaign for director Steven Spielberg’s … more »

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Grading Anthony Bourdain’s Culinary Travels to Parts Unknown

CNN's Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown takes the chef and restaurateur's prickly blend of cultural and culinary commentary to the extreme. Although some episodes may begin in a recognizable place, like the Tokyo bar made famous by Sofia Coppola's film Lost in Translation … more »

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Milk Visual Effects on Doctor Who‘s Epic 50th Anniversary Special

Last weekend's special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor, was a landmark for the long-running Brit-TV program. The 75-minute special, shot in stereo 3D, didn't break ratings records in the U.K., but it was simulcast … more »

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Five Questions: Hobo Audio Founder and Creative Director Howard Bowler

Hobo Audio founder and creative director Howard Bowler came to sound design after his experience as a New York rock-and-roll and pop musician (his band, Marbles, played at CBGB in the mid-70s) morphed into a career in audio engineering and post. … more »

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Editor Alan Edward Bell on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Catching Fire, the latest installment in The Hunger Games franchise—itself a worthy successor to once-immovable blockbuster young adult book-to-movie adaptations like Harry Potter and The Twilight Saga—will take on similarly Shakespearean themes … more »