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Animating Film Sound

Feature | Topic: Composing / Art, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jun 1986

Catch a glimpse of what goes through the mind of a Newcastle musician commissioned to provide a suitable soundtrack for an animated film whose subject matter revolves around a woman living alone in a high-rise block of flats. John Goodenough relates his experiences.

Box Clever

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | One Two Testing, Nov 1983
Rockschool

Has the BBC finally woken up to rock music?

Electronic Music For Films

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1982

Richard Mitchell explains his use of electronic music for film.

Getting into Video - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Home Studio, Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Is video a mystery to you? Would you like to dip a toe into its murky waters, or are you worried about getting out of your depth too quickly? In this new series David Mellor explains the essentials of synchronising audio to video, and finds out what it is like to upgrade a home studio to audio post-production standard.

Getting into Video - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989

In the fourth part of this series, David Mellor looks at the Fostex 4030/4035 synchroniser system, and how it is set up and operated.

Getting into Video - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Oct 1989

PART 2: Timecode - much talked about but little understood - is of increasing importance to musicians and recording engineers. Whether you are synchronising audio to video, or MIDI to multitrack, at least a working knowledge of SMPTE/EBU is required. In the second part of this series, David Mellor explains what timecode is and how it is used.

Getting into Video - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990

PART 5: In this final installment of the series, David Mellor looks at sophisticated timecode generators and readers in the Fostex range, and at complex timecode systems.

Getting into Video - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Nov 1989

PART 3; David Mellor looks at how the requirements of different types of music for TV and film can dictate the sophistication of your synchronising capabilities, and at how machine synchronisation works in practice.

HiFi Sound - A New Video Standard?

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1985

At last! A new system that gives you hi-fidelity sound from a standard video recorder. Could it become the stereo reel-to-reel machine of the future? Judge for yourself.

Instant Pictures

Feature | Topic: Performing, Video / Film / Picture | Music Technology, Feb 1987

From Canada comes Mandala, the first instrument capable of translating video images into MIDI data - and vice versa. Jim Burgess points some pretty pictures and assesses the implications.

Mainframe: Five Minutes...

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Nov 1985
...on the making of their video

Always eager to expand their experiences. Mainframe duo Murray Munro and John Malloy talk to Ian Gilby about the processes involved in the shooting of the promo video that accompanied their recent Polydor single release.

MIDI Futures at the BBC

Feature | Topic: Recording Studios, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Feb 1989

The unique demands on the BBC Radiophonic Workshop have placed it in the forefront of developments in high technology music. Their latest development- a new style of MIDI suite - is an innovation not only in terms of the technology that's employed, but also in the geography’ of the working environment. Richard Elen takes an exclusive first look at the new studio.

Music & Pictures - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986

We've now reached Part 4 where Robin Lumley surveys the technology of syncing sound and vision.

Music & Pictures - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986
So You Want To Be A Screen Music Writer?

Producer/composer Robin Lumley continues this series designed to take the mystery out of writing and recording music for film and television.

Music & Pictures - Part 6

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, May 1986

Part 6: It's A Wrap! Composer/musician Robin Lumley packs away the manuscript paper, switches off the Steenbeck viewer and submits his final thoughts on writing music for films in this concluding episode of his series.

Music & Pictures - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
Getting Started

This month film music composer Robin Lumley discloses his own route to fame and fortune in an effort to get you started on yours...

Music & Pictures - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
An Introduction to the Art Form

Producer/jingle composer Robin Lumley commences a new series that explores the role and function of music in the visual world.

Music & Pictures - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986
How To Actually Set About It

Producer/Composer Robin Lumley details what's involved in writing and recording your first piece of music for a TV commercial.

Music In The Video Age

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1983

Video for the musician

Music TV

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Music Technology, Nov 1988

No television drama would be complete without a soundtrack, but how do you write them? Nicholas Rowland tunes in to the music channel.

Picture Scoring

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Music Technology, Jan 1988

Ever tried to put music to pictures? Then the odds are you've discovered just how difficult it actually is. Chris Many explains "hit points" and "cues" and shares some of the secrets of the professionals.

Recording the Soundtrack for TV Commercials

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988

David Mellor looks at the world of advertising, and how music is created and mated with the visuals in a TV commercial.

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Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1984

Software & hardware

The Big Picture

Feature | Topic: Video / Film / Picture | Music Technology, Apr 1990

Been to the flicks recently? Impressed by the sound system? Thought not. Tim Goodyer looks at the current plight of cinema sound and some of the digital alternatives.

The First Commission - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jun 1987

Tony Hastings provides plenty of inside information as he concludes his tale of how a lucky break resulted in his first commission in the lucrative world of advertising jingles and soundtracks.

 

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