I’ve brought your attention to SoundWorks Collection videos before, and while it’s hard to cover each one as they come out (not to mention, a little annoying for you), I do want to catch you up with some of the pieces they’ve released lately. There is no group doing as much, as consistently, to inform the public about what goes in to motion-picture sound design than SoundWorks, and certainly not in as entertaining a manner. If you do need to catch up on their pieces, check out the previous Don’t Call It Noise, which delved into the sound design of Inception (which is in the news again, with it’s DVD release), and a few other 2010 releases.
In addition to the videos, you can get a great deal on the Tron Soundtrack- details below!
So, first up and most topically you have the new look at Tron: Legacy, which is a hell of a piece. The reactions to Tron have been mixed at best, but the soundtrack (which involves finely-tuned effects and mixing work to back that apparently brilliant Daft Punk score) is part of the craftsmanship of the film, about which I’ve yet to hear less than a stellar response. Check it out here:
Next are the two pieces they’ve release in conjunction with The Social Network. One is their typically formatted look into the soundtrack, and the other is a recording of a 45 minute chat with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who composed the other brilliant electronic score this year, as well as sound re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor Ren Klyce. The talk is moderated by Bruce Carse, who is describers himself on twitter as a “film geek, Oscar Consultant, Lightning Wrangler” …interesting. I haven’t had the chance to consume the panel yet, so I’m not sure how informative it is, but I expect it to be delightful. I’m about to put it in the background for my next hour of writing. You can see both of those below:
Finally, it was announced that for today only (Tuesday, December 7th, 2010), the Tron soundtrack can be purchased at Amazon for a measly FOUR BUCKS. Get that right here.
I’m currently cooking up a brand new feature for Don’t Call It Noise– an idea I’ve wanted to tackle for a while. Debuting soon, it will be a detailed look at the soundscape of a specific film- one of the first to clue me in to the creativity that goes on in the field, and the ways in which it can support a filmmaker. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears keen…