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Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

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Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Jeffrey Roy is busy. Check the link for his credits and you will see a vast list of projects. In this edition of “Beyond Casual Observation,” as with other entries, I talk to Roy to help round out the roles that audio professionals have in film. The similarities in sound for music and film extend beyond the software. Each have aspects that work cooperatively to solve problems in either industry, and it's always interesting to hear how these lines blur, or where the carry over is between the two fields of work. We get into his development in the entertainment industry and some of his preferred music as well. Thanks to Jeffrey Roy for giving incredibly thorough answers. Scene ...

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Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

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Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It fits your music collection into ...

Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (July 2017)

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Posted July 11, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

Dear Blag,Why are you so old and such a white man? Don’t you know that old white men are the cause of all ...

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BJ (Ancient Shores) on The Long Good Friday

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BJ (Ancient Shores) on The Long Good Friday

Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 1:53 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

For those who have seen The Take (a four-part British mini-series starring Tom Hardy) or for those who appreciate the differences between British and American gangster films, you may want to take a look at The Long Good Friday. Finished in 1979 and released in 1980, The Long Good Friday is a bleak crime drama starring Bob Hoskins. Set around the Catholic holiday, Good Friday, the film forward with many memorable cultural and relevant societal references. I have categorized Bullitt as a time capsule for 1960s San Francisco and would put The Long Good Friday in a similar light. The ...

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Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail

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Posted June 18, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Blag Dahlia is the singer for legendary punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) -  A Hot Sauce Tour

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Posted May 16, 2017, 1:51 a.m.
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SPB contributor T is a global traveler. In visiting countries he’s a fan of music (that is the Scene ...

Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

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Posted March 19, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Its 7:55 on a Monday morning. I’m sipping a cup of hot water and Folgers coffee crystals as ...

Guest Column: Justin Pearson - The Right Answers To The Wrong Questions

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Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 10:28 a.m.

When I was growing up, I nihilistically spat in one eye of the universe. At some point, I figured I ...

Ashley Lynch on film editing

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Posted July 11, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
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For this edition of Beyond Casual Observation, Ashley Lynch, owner of Burnaby, BC-based Gingerbreadgirl Post—a versatile post-production studio that ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Fruition

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Posted May 20, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
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FRUITION. ( . . . ) I can hear it fading / fading like gas. ( . . . )I am having a hard time figuring out what you came ...

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