Tribeca 2019: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound digs deep into the craft that make our favorite films what they are by looking at the sound design. More often than not, we think of sound design as being one of the technical awards come the Oscars.  The fact of the matter is that it’s more than just a tech award.  Sound mixing and sound design go hand in hand but without them, films wouldn’t be the…

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The Land Before Time Marks 30 Years

It was a low-key occasion but the prehistoric hand-drawn animated adventure, The Land Before Time, marked its 30th anniversary in November. Within the first half hour, we meet the core characters of this animated adventure: Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike.  Littlefoot meets Cera while his Longneck family of three are on a journey to the Great Valley.  Initially told that Longnecks don’t play with Three-Horns, neither Littlefoot nor Cera have a choice if they…

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American Graffiti marks 45th Anniversary

American Graffiti recently celebrated it’s 45th anniversary and the music-filled picture still holds up nearly a half-century later. Foreshadowing films of the future with intertwining stories, the film focuses on four teenagers on their final night in Modesto, Cal. before college.  Curt Henderson (Richard Dreyfuss) and Steve Bolander (Ron Howard) meet up with John Milner (Paul Le Mat) and Terry “The Toad” Fields (Charles Martin Smith) in the Mel’s Drive-In diner parking lot.  Both Curt and…

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