SHOWDOWN

A tribute to Des McAnuff

September 30, 2013 Sep 30 2013 Posted in
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Silver Sound was lucky enough to provide production sound services for this wonderful man, on this wonderful shoot. Click the link below to check it out!

Des McAnuff-Mise en scène

Sound guys can also do video?

September 26, 2013 Sep 26 2013 Posted in
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In 2012 Silver Sounder Matthew Betlej headed to the New Mexico desert to film areas that were used for the testing of the first nuclear bombs.
Two sound designers/composers (Biosphere & Lustmord) were with him to take field recordings for compositions that were then used in this installation that traveled to several electronic music festivals around the world:

“TRINITY is a unique collaboration between Biosphere and Lustmord that explores the first tests of nuclear weapons in the New Mexico desert.

The trailer features a tantalizing glimpse into the music of Biosphere and Lustmord, in which the distinctive sound of each artist can be heard, entwining with the other. Video assembled by Berlin-based video artists MFO features landscapes from New Mexico specially shot by Matthew Betlej as well as archival footage from the 1940s.

The first presentation of TRINITY took place at Unsound Festival New York, followed by Communikey Festival in Boulder, Colorado and MUTEK Festival 2012 in Montreal. The Unsound date on October 19th marks the European premiere of the project.”

2 months in a tent with microphones in the Arctic.

September 26, 2013 Sep 26 2013 Posted in
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‘Silver Sounder Matthew Betlej just spent his summer (2 months) sleeping in a tent, recording sound, hiking up mountains, and taking extremely violent boat rides through the icy waters surrounding Greenland.  The show is Ice Cold Gold Season 2 for Animal Planet.  It’s good to be back!  Ready to do it all over again!!!

Jeff Santana takes you back to 1993

September 26, 2013 Sep 26 2013 Posted in
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This is ‘Legz’ the premier music video from Legz – the grunge punk quartet from NYC featuring Silver Sounder Jeff Santana on the drums! We urge you to rock out responsibly but we won’t blame you if you mosh yourself into a crowd of innocent bystanders. Its only natural. This video was directed, shot, and edited by Nick Cucuzza. Nick@derder.com

Want to live on the beach? Like watching House Hunters? Check out Beachfront Bargain Hunt on HGTV!

September 26, 2013 Sep 26 2013 Posted in
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HGTV’s popular show House  Hunters got a sandy spinoff and lucky Silver Sounder Jeff Santana gets to join in on the fun! This new show features young couples as they search for the perfect vacation home. Sounds nice, right? For million dollar views like this one from Cape Cod and much more check out Beachfront Bargain Hunt on HGTV!

MOVED accepted into this years Big Apple Film Fest!

September 25, 2013 Sep 25 2013 Posted in
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We were lucky enough to provide both production and post production sound services on this wonderful project. Congrats Julie!

2 Short films with Big Sounds

September 24, 2013 Sep 24 2013 Posted in
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A screenshot from Peter Brown’s SEND

Send – Written and Dir. by Peter Brown

The Dispatcher – Written and Dir. by Alex Modlin.

Sound design played a large part in the vision of both of these directors and Silver Sound was there to deliver! We took care of the production sound as well.

Subtle Sounds

September 15, 2013 Sep 15 2013 Posted in
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It happens every time we introduce ourselves and mention that we’re sound engineers–the inevitable, “So what do sound design and mix actually DO for a movie?”

It’s true that we sound folks really get a chance to shine during ninja fights and robot wars, but it’s also true that sound can be used for more subtle things– to draw attention to the emotional state of characters, emphasize and intensify specific actions, and give environments dimension.

Continue reading…

Evil Bong!

September 13, 2013 Sep 13 2013 Posted in
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Prolific filmmaker Charles Band phoned into the studio from LA today to direct the lovely and talented Michelle Mais as the voice of the titular water-pipe during her recording session for his upcoming horror-comedy masterpiece Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong

Paul Schrader and Andrew Wonder at The Venice Film Festival

September 11, 2013 Sep 11 2013 Posted in
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Robin had the pleasure of mixing this short piece which opened up the 70th Venice Festival last month. Directed by longtime friend Andrew Wonder, the ninety second short was shot on the Highline here in and features acclaimed screenwriter/director Paul Schrader waxing philosophical about the state of contemporary cinema while decked out in a bicycle helmet and homemade 360 degree camera rig. Have a look at what the good folks over at Indiewire said about the film here