Merry December! We can all listen to Sufjan for another whole month. I love December.
Lovely xx 7” box-set.
That bit in Blowout where John Travolta uses a shotgun microphone like a pen. Brilliant.
I have set-up another blog to post longer, more techy bits over at ryanmcmurray.postach.io - There are already a few posts up there, some older ones from this Tumblr and a couple of new ones. There isn’t a way to follow me on Postachio, but the posts there auto-post to my Twitter, so you can keep in touch that way.
Postach.io is the new blogging platform, which works seamlessly with Evernote. If you aren’t familiar with Evernote, I will be blogging about it on the new blog very soon. If you sign up using this link, you will get a month of premium for free, and I will too. Postach.io is the new Tumblr - there, I said it!
I’ll be talking initially about low-budget sound in addition to writing a few other ‘how-to’ posts. Fear not, I will still be posting nonsense on this Tumblr.
As if you hadn’t heard this song enough - here is the full version of this Lotto commercial, we shot for 8 days earlier this year. A fun time has had filming in Glasgow, Manchester, Loughborough and on the west coast of Scotland. We had a great crew, directed by two-time Oscar nominee Peter Cattaneo.
The rig for playback was slightly more elaborate that my usual playback rig for dramas and music videos. There is a blog post about the rig at ryanmcmurray.postach.io
Here’s the second commercial from the shoot with Gary Barlow for ‘Compare The Market’.
Here is what was a top-secret commercial I worked on (as boom operator) with sound mixer, Stuart Wareing, just over a month ago. A fun day spent jogging along a canal with Gary Barlow - lovely guy.
We managed to get microphone under his shirt, sounding pretty nice, despite the jogging, plus the boom worked well. It’s easy when everything goes to plan.
'The Deal' is a short film I recently recorded, sound designed and mixed. The film is one continuous shot, featuring two 360 degree camera moves, with five speaking artists. I'll be talking about how I approached the film, on my blog at http://ryanmcmurray.postach.io
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Okay, I’m gonna start out by saying if you haven’t seen Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, you really should. It was on Netflix last I checked, including the Redux. But set aside a few hours, it is not a short film.
Anyway, Walter Murch was a sound mixer for Apocalypse Now, including that oh-so-famous…
Murch is a genius.