Saturday, July 17, 2004

You Send Me the Message

Email to "A Produce"

Amazing!! In the first 2 minutes of your soundscape: “You Send Me the Message”, you have an electronic riff they fades out and it is replaced by over 30 minutes of an entirely different soundscape. I realized that tonight while listening to it. What balls it took for you to have a totally different sonic structure at the beginning of that song, then totally replace it with a new sonic structure, with the original riff never to return. I think that’s an amazing piece of sound design. You may not think anything of it. But listen to it again and tell me if I’m wrong. I doubt it !

Friday, July 16, 2004

My Film Company

My film company is: “Psychotropic Films” – Films To Change Your Mind”. These films are about who YOU really are. When I have an idea for a film; it just arrives. I call it present-moment filmmaking. Sometimes I film ordinary things, but in my mind I have extra-ordinary ideas behind what will be the final basic visual presentation. And the music score (Sound design)is the other 50% of the film. The goal is to deliver a psycho-active experience for the viewer to experience.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Man Trap Bliss

Email to "A Produce"

Fantastic news - I completed a new film "Man Trap" tonight. I used your "You Send Me the Message" from Altar" as the psycho-active soundscape. AP, this film cannot be described - you just have to see (and hear) it to understand what I'm talking about. I love when it all comes together from just being mindful of simple events in life. Every moment a poem to me. Random events become the floating residue that are captured in its pure form, and thus inspire a visual dream of sorts. I'll get a copy in the mail to you ASAP.

Saturday, July 10, 2004

ManTrap Micro-Summary

I just finished a film called “Man Trap”. Filmed with a Sony digital camera in the movie mode at an undisclosed industrial location. At first I had no idea what I was going to do with these images, I was going about my day and this is what I saw and was moved artistically by. I had doubts though. Then over the course of two nights, I applied effects to the images, edited and laid-down a heavy industrial-ambient score by "A-Produce". The result was something that was so true to my core essence. I loved the feeling watching the completed film for the first time. It was like I was having a lucid dream.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Night Curve

Email to "A Produce"

Last night I put together a "pre-visualization" Video CD of one scene in my Apollo film using NIGHT CURVE. This will give you a better idea of what I'm doing here (albeit preliminary). What I'm finding in these NASA videos is an inadvertent artistic quality of the film imagery taken with these primitive cameras, shifting lighting and awkward camera placement. When you get the Video CD, you will notice at the end of the scene, an artistic quality (e.g. sand kicked-up by the Lunar Lander rocket motors, vibrations, shadows). Ironically, at the end of NIGHT CURVE is a string of haunting riffs in your score and I edited the film so that the lander is stopped on the moon and this haunting sound is like a warning to the astronaut's that they have a arrived at someplace quite different and unfamiliar. It's perfect!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

"Bent" Casio SK-1 Keyboard

Email to the "Junk-Junkie"

I was talking to my musician friend about the "modded" and 'circuit-bent' 1986-vintage Casio SK-1 synthesizer purchase and he thought I should be using digital music creation software instead (cheaper/better). I was thinking that it is probably true that I can create a greater range of sounds using software, but I have two reasons why the SK-1 is a cool choice: 1) I think it is better to create music using "analog" input such as having a keyboard to touch knobs and sample. It's like drafting board for design: Sure you can use CAD software, but there is nothing like pencil-to-paper with an eraser nearby and you feel the creation is coming from you and not via a computer interface. 2) I look at the 'circuit-bending' work you are doing and consider it an art form. It's like going into a gallery, seeing a cool painting and saying: "I want that on my wall".

Monday, January 12, 2004