Monday, December 11, 2017
In explanation: "the Wilhelm Scream" is a sound effects clip of a man shrieking. It was first used in western movies in the early 1950's. At some point, foley artists-- who put together film sound effects-- made it a running gag and started using it all the time, in dozens, maybe hundreds of films. This piece was created from one of many compilations available on YouTube.
About the bit: it sounds like the scream is on a loop and all the other sounds are tossed over it. Not quite. It's actually a bunch of clips played in sequence, and the screams are all synced to a click track-- which I left in for the rhythm.
Wilhelm, the Immortal
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Talk about hiding things in plain sight. All those photos, we never noticed there wasn't an agent within 20 feet of the President when he was shot. Not a one.
I wonder how Oswald worked that out.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
There's a trio of composers credited for the film, so I'm not sure who's responsible for this little pastiche. It's a set piece for a dungeon full of non-piano-playing musicians, and sounds several familiar styles of mid-20th century showbiz composers, from the Bernsteins (Lennie & Elmer) to Spike Jones. The swooning strings at the end, all insouciant, melancholy grace, is like a lost Gershwin film score-- maybe what he would have done with Mildred Pierce.
Monday, October 16, 2017
now and the foreseeable future, thanks to AutoDJ! (beep, beepity boop)
Ok. Probably going to keep it like this for a while. I figure that a 15 hour playlist, changed every 5 days, will let you listen at the same time for 3 hours, and hear something different every day. If the model's correct. So I'll try to upload 15 fresh hours every 5 days and we'll see if this thing can work. Keeping it fed should be interesting.
Next step-- the "Now Playing" widget!