In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with the sound team for Director Zack Snyder's new film Man of Steel including re-recording mixer Chris Jenkins, re-recording mixer Frank A. Montaño, supervising sound editor and designer Eric Norris, supervising sound editor and designer Scott Hecker, and dialogue supervisor Kira Roessler.
Superman flies back onto the big screen in this Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen), produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), and featuring a screenplay by David Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight). As the planet of Krypton crumbles, General Zod (Michael Shannon) stages a coup as concerned leader Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife send their infant son Kal-El to a distant world called Earth.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
This is a serious musical instrument. It rotates everyday things, scans their surfaces, and transforms them into audible frequencies. A variety of everyday objects can be mounted into the instrument. Their silhouettes define loops, melodies and rhythms. Thus mundane things are reinterpreted as musical notation. Playing the instrument is a mixture of practice, anticipation, and serendipity.
The instrument was built from aluminum tubes, white POM, black acrylic glass, a high precision distance measuring laser ( with the kind support of Micro-Epsilon ), a stepper motor, and a few bits and bobs.
A custom programmed translator and controller module, written in processing, transforms the measured distance values into audible frequencies, notes, and scales. It also precisely controlls the stepper-motor’s speed to sync with other instruments and musicians.
A close friend of Gnarly Bay, Mr Colin Bennett was about to get married...so we called in a team of madmen to create a bachelor party like no other. Dana Saint, Dan Riordan, Brian Rosso, Josh Behan, Ethan Vincze, and Matt Behan spent many weeks creating a day of events that he would never forget. We documented it as best we could so others could enjoy the experience.
filmed + edit + script: gnarly bay
narration: Dan Riordan, Ethan Vincze
equipment used: 7d / 11-16mm + 35mm / (10) hidden cameras GoPro HD
Ladysmith Black Mambazo- Homeless
Mark Mothersbaugh- Ping Island / Lightning Strike Rescue Op
Diplo & Douster- On!
Steve Jablonsky- My Name is Lincoln
The White Stripes- Icky Thump
Alexander- Awake My Body
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- My Oh My
Last week we hosted an open house-- part of The St. Louis Egotist's Kegs With Legs (a traveling happy hour for ad industry folk). We wanted to take the opportunity to make this into something memorable, so we brought in a Phantom Miro and let folks run wild with it cranking away at 1500fps. The following is a compilation of what those folks got into in about 5 hours with the booth… Oh, and we had 11 kegs of beer to fuel the mayhem.
We've uploaded all 95 original, full-length clips at vimeo.com/phantombooth for your viewing pleasure.
We also added the Phantom Booth Remix Channel, a place where you can share your own remixes of Phantom Booth clips: Phantom Booth Remix