We are excited and proud at Asymetriq to announce a short film we have been working on for the last 10 months will premiere tonight at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Anxious Oswald Greene (AOG) is a curious tale of a man looking for a cure…to his anxiety. In the crazy steam-punk-esque world the folks at Awkward Moment Productions have created, there seems to only be one little bug who is willing to tell him how it really is.
Our own Kenton Gilchrist scored the entire soundtrack using only a glockenspiel and a blacksmith’s bellows. Well ok, he had a few technological advancements to take advantage of to craft this fantastical and awe inspiring sound track that Danny Elfman (Insert Tim Burton inspired musical reference here) himself would be proud of! The whole soundtrack can be previewed and purchased online through CD-Baby or iTunes.
We’ve also had the pleasure of providing some post production supervision and motion graphics to the film. As you can tell, we are more than a bit biased towards how awesome it will be! Hey don’t take our word for it, it’s screening tonight at 9pm at SFU, Woodwards, Vancouver and again on the 9th October at 12:15 pm – Vancity Theatre.
Check out the teaser here:
And check out the AOG Facebook and Twitter pages.
One of my favourite things about working in audio is learning something new with every project, and it’s often something totally unexpected. Last month our good friends at Alterna Films wrapped up production on a series videos for Teck Mining earlier this year dedicated to the science of sleep. We had the pleasure of lending Asymetriq’s services to the project, adding motion graphics, sound design, and music among other things.
The aim of the videos was to help educate Teck’s team members, often working shift schedules comprised of long days and short nights, how to maximize the amount of quality sleep they get in the limited time they have. It might sound dry to some, but I found it really interesting, and now find myself incorporating some of the tips and tricks into my evening regiment! For example, did you know that the typical sleep cycle is about 1.5 hours, so sleeping in multiples of that will leave you feeling more refreshed and well-rested than, say, an even 8 hours of sleep? Cool stuff…
Thankfully, I also get to learn a little more about music and audio from time to time. Enter our most recent portfolio addition, a profile of Martina Hingis for Tonic Tennis, also produced by Alterna. I’d been slowly developing my wobble bass chops (wub wubs, Jon likes to call them) for a few weeks, and felt the powerful slow-motion sports footage would be a perfect chance to finally hone my craft, so I went digging.
There’s a lot of junk on the Internet, but some hidden gems as well when you need them. A quick Google search for “How to make dubstep with Massive” (one of my Native Instruments synths) turned up hundreds of results, and I started playing and tweaking. The end result is what you hear while watching Martina strut her stuff here!
And here’s a little behind the scenes teaser.
Behind the scenes of Martina Hingis’s new profile video for Tonic Tennis from Alterna Films on Vimeo.
And for a little more fun, here’s another great track I found in my travels. You probably won’t learn how to make Dubstep, but hopefully you’ll enjoy the lesson.
Back in the summer of 2012 I was involved in a shoot for the charity CEF. Some behind the scenes here.
It was a great day shooting in a picturesque farm in Langley, BC. The shoot was produced by Amy Jones, with Steven Errico heading up art direction and photography. I was helped out by Patrick Henry from Capri studios.
The Compassionate Eye Foundation is based on a very simple model. Photographers/videographers take pictures/video, Getty Images sells the images and the proceeds fund projects worldwide that support education, health, and sustainability.
Take a peek at some of the imagery we filmed below, music by our own Kenton Gilchrist.
This post is just to give a shout-out to our partners in crime, and help fix a little bug in our code that won’t link tags unless they’re attached to a post. And we really, really want to make sure we can tag our work with shout-outs to all of the hard-working clients, colleagues, partners and friends who make our work not only possible, but so enjoyable as well!
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Jon & Kenton