Hello everyone. From my last article I have been receiving private messages from people asking for advice/pointers of how to start/get into the fields of Film Scoring and/or Sound Design. The following is a conversation of one of the questions and the response I gave.
‘Lock On’ has various Sound Design elements that one may not notice but if absent, or if done incorrectly, will take the viewer out of the experience the Director wants the audience to feel. Some of these elements were described in my previous blog . The process of walking is something we all observe in nature and will instinctively know when the sound and visuals do not match. This blog is dedicated to this process.
‘Lock On’ was a music video that I had a lot of fun creating the Sound Design and composing the Intro Soundtrack for. It is a combination of suspense, storyline, culture though music and cinema. I had the honour of having a role in setting the mood via audio at the start of the music video. Let’s see how it was done.
Continue reading “Lock On – Papers, Printers and Police (part 1 of 3)”
A story, a podcast, gunshots and a nomination!!
It is a very interesting what modern production can do. Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space for over 6 years producing extraordinary works via internet file transfers. Here’s a glimpse of what can be done.
Albums .…… and so it begins.
My goal in 2017 (actually #2 and #14 of 15 major goals I have for this year) is to create 3 instrumental albums. Two of them would be composed of various genres and the other would be inspired by the Bahá’í Writings.
I’m putting this out there for a number of reasons. Continue reading “Albums …… and so it begins. Ready for the journey?”
Hello everyone how are you all doing? I love interviews, don’t you? Somehow Lancast Ltd is under the interview spotlight with 2 interviews (one by Trinidad & Tobago’s Representative to Miss World 2009) in the past few weeks. That plus an anniversary!! Read on and see what I mean.
“Social and digital media is a bullet train, and that bullet train is not coming home.” Howard Schultz
First things first. This blog series is going to contain statistics. I think this is important as musicians and bands especially if they are indie (not signed to a major recording label or their subsidiaries). They need to know what they are up against if they want to expand into the broader playing field and gain larger audiences. As they say, ‘knowledge is power’.
So let’s get powerful.
Continue reading “How To Build An Online Following – Indie Artists (Part 1 of 3)”
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley -
In the previous blog in this series I mentioned that vocalists should not only look at one income stream in the use of their talent. Vocalists are exposed to a variety of opportunities. This bodes well because in today’s economy having more than one stream of income provides a person more security, more exposure to opportunities and of course more money. Let’s look at a few of these opportunities. Continue reading “The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists”
Hello everyone. Just a short announcement by a friend Clifford Wesley who introduced me to an online radio station, The Pulse FM. It plays light rock, alternative rock and other genre and comes on every Wednesday from 7PM -10PM (New York time). I like it. Take a listen and see if it moves you. You can also follow them on Youtube.
Much blessings. Navid.