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My First Ever Guest Blog on Stage32

Film Composers – Your Attention Please! (Part 1) Stage32 asked me to contribute a series of blogs to be featured their website. I happily said yes since I am a proud member of them since 2011. Since its inception, Stage32 grew to become the world’s largest social network and educational hub for film, television & […]

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Film Scoring and Sound Design — Advice

Warning — Long read. Good morning everyone. From my last article I have been receiving private messages from people asking for advice/pointers on how to start/get into the fields of Film Scoring and/or Sound Design. The following is one of the responses I gave. Good afternoon (name withheld) how are you? Here are some pointers. Part […]

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A Short Announcement

I am very happy to announce that I am the FIRST PERSON IN THE COUNTRY to have the ‘Sound Design’ category on the Certificate of Recognition from the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and The Arts (and yes I did ask them and it was verified). I am certified as a Cultural Worker under this […]

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Lock On – The Steps of Blaxx (part 2 of 3)

‘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 […]

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From Silence To Sound. The ‘My Love’ Experience

It is interesting to discover that every sound in the Abdiel/Destra music video (except the monologue in the beginning and the music) was all constructed. There was silence at the beginning and end of the music video and that the audio world was constructed from scratch to further the story of what was seen on […]

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A Story, a Podcast and Gunshots!!

A story, a podcast and gunshots!! Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space since 2013 producing extraordinary works via internet file transfers. Here’s a glimpse of what can be done. Opportunity is like a blinking light in a dark room Anthony Phills is an award […]

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GIVE ME TWO STOP MOTION ANIMATION DOUBLES WITH SLIGHT PEPPER!!

Imagine this ….. a story steeped in Japanese culture transposed to an aspect of the West Indian experience via stop-motion animation and all connected by food ….. from sushi to doubles. Somewhere in between I came in. So…. um …. what is a Doubles? What is a doubles you ask? For the uninitiated this is […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “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 […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Berthold Auerbach – In my last blog I received positive comments about my advice for upcoming vocalists especially point #5. We shall now continue with some of […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 1 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 1 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” – Plato – First off let me say this. I am not a fan of performing gigs for free in the hope […]