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Mixing Sound for Film

Below is an interview with multiple Oscar winning sound mixer Russell Williams by NPR. Very cool stuff:

Savannah International Animation Festival

I just learned that an animation I worked on in 2009 (now known as last year) was submitted to the Savannah International Animation Festival on Feb. 5-6.  Along with The Wiitles museum gig on January 30, it seems that I just can’t quite leave Savannah. I love this animation though and so I’m posting it here. Please excuse the annoying “Flip 4 Mac Demo” crap, but no matter how much that line of text irks me, I am not going to pay the 30 bucks to get rid of them. The animation has also been submitted it to festivals in Barcelona, Bucharest, and Hong Kong and although the animation team hasn’t heard back yet, I’m pretty confident we’ll be showing in those places too. Enjoy!

Sound Works Collection

I just ran across this amazing web site which features great video interviews conducted by Michael Coleman:


I have been meaning to post a whole bunch of my sound design work on my online sound design portfolio, the aptly named, Ryan Peoples Sound.  However, my problem getting that off the ground is two-fold:

1) Web design is a completely new field for me, and

2) the same problem that so many of us involved in the arts have, finding the time to overcome web design’s steep learning curve and building a web gallery.

These problems will be overcome.  But in the meantime, I ask that you check out some sound work I have done that someone else posted online.  This site, Americanafication, is a site devoted to a little animation project that I did the sound and music for.

Be sure to check out the explanation and the process pages for an interesting peak into the development of this short.

Norman Mclaren

Another new love of mine.  The beginning music sounds an awful lot like the electronic music of Raymond Scott. 

Oskar Fischinger

I have only recently discovered the work of the experimental genius, Oskar Fischinger.  As of late, I have kind of been obsessed with the combination of abstract images and music/sound, and plan on using some of the ideas I have run across in my thesis.

The video I have posted is the only one on Youtube currently posted, leading me to believe that whoever owns the rights to Fischinger’s work is probably searching out the illicit copies on the web and making them disappear.  No telling how long this video will be allowed to stay online, so enjoy it while you can.