The Walking Kazoo

Hello again dear eva-fellows! What’s up? Hope everything’s fine for you as it is for us!

As you know, we released our very first short movie last week and we are really happy of all the good feedback we are receiving! So, do you like it? if you missed it, well, no trouble, you can reach it directly on our Vimeo Page, or just clicking on the “DAYDREAM" preview on the left column of this blog! Of course, every positive or (hopefully not :D) negative feedback or comment is REALLY appreciated, so don’t be shy and tell us what you think! ;)

However, as usual, in this post I’ll give you some suggestion of what is thrilling the Gang in these days, and obviously while doing that, I’ll listen to some new cool music!

The amazing album I’m listening to right now is one of the last I bought, “Ogni riferimento… è puramente casuale" from Calibro35, probably the most intresting band in Italy of these days, for me at least! Listen to them and support this great band!

The second suggestion I’ll give you tonight is a very absorbing TV show, Dexter. LuckyBastard introduced me to the series right during the making of DAYDREAM and it really fascinated me, expecially for its particular and rather “claustrophobic” photography, as you can see from its brilliant opening sequence:



The next suggestion for you is still in the TV series area. During this week I had some time to look for the composer of my favourite series at the moment, The Walking Dead; if you haven’t watched the show, it’s certainly worth at least a try!

However, while watching the show I have always been impressed on how its soundtrack could improve and emphasize the emotions and feelings in the various moments of the show in such a very subtle way, so that you aren’t really aware of the tune that’s flowing under the scene, but at the same time it manages to move you emotionally without distracting you from the scene. Needless to say that this is what all film score composers aim and that it’s all but easy to get! Especially in a weekly series in which time and resources are much short than those of the big screen movies.

So I found out that the composer of the show is Bear McCreary, known for scoring quite a few of other series, and what I discovered on his blog left me really impressed and confirmed my impression that he is a really talented and creative composer! Just take a look to his last video-blog in which he tells you on how he managed to use a Kazoo (yes, a kazoo!) in The Walking Dead score:

I know, it’s impressive! He gave a all new dimension to that weird-quacky-thing!

Well, I think it’s time to leave you for now! 

I hope you enjoyed my suggestion, I’ll see you soon on these pages!

Peace,

MrW

The sensorial experience of a man suspended in a condition between consciousness and unconscious.

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PLEASE READ BELOW:

This clip makes use of holophonic audio techniques to create a virtual environment surrounding the audience.
You need to wear earphones and to be in a quiet environment to fully appreciate the effect.
Thanks.

DAYDREAM si finally here! It’s a very special day for the gang. We are releasing our very first video production and, this is freaking huge, we are attending the official Vimeo Awards Contest with it, listed in the experimental category. So fellows, we need all your support now! Like our video, share it, love us! :)

Now, it is time for some special thanks. Emily West, Gregory Meini, Karen Ciaccia, Chiara Mangini, thank you very much, your performance has been awesome and your help mandative to arrive here!

Layla Cerosillo, Alessandro Castellano, Massimo Gasparini, Francesca Traverso (we had all our concept-development meetings at her place, yikes! You’re an angel) and my friends and work mates from Laboratorio Probabile Bellamy, because thanks to their support, effort, hints and suggestions we managed to develope our first short movie ONE DAY BEFORE ITS OFFICIAL DEADLINE (which is insanely cool and quite unexpected)! Wow!

We have also to thank our families, friends and girlfriends because with their constant support today, February 20th, “Eva!” is reaching a new step of awesomess. Thank you, we really are one!

Now, let’s talk about the short movie! Perhaps someone remembers Mr.What’s recent experiments with holophonic sounds. Well, this video is fuc*ing plenty of that awesome stuff! :D So my friends, you really need to wear your earphones before to watch the video. I’m sure you will appreciate our tireless Sound Engineer’s work. You will have to do what the clip asks you to do (it’s part of the experiment) but don’t worry, it is all explained before the titles.

Ok then, no more time for talking. We have to rest a little and to celebrate! See you soon guys, hope you will love our work, and be ready for some Behind The Scenes goodies soon!

Lucky

DAYDREAM is (almost) here!
Hey guys! How is it going? Sorry if we look quite busy in the last days but we are working hard and pretty soon you will enjoy our finest pearl… Just a few of days more! Stay tuned and meanwhile enjoy a little shot from Mr.What’s work for Eva’s very first short movie! Yikes!


Lucky

DAYDREAM is (almost) here!
Hey guys! How is it going? Sorry if we look quite busy in the last days but we are working hard and pretty soon you will enjoy our finest pearl… Just a few of days more! Stay tuned and meanwhile enjoy a little shot from Mr.What’s work for Eva’s very first short movie! Yikes!


Lucky

Screenplay: done!

Hey fellows! I’m glad to see you that we’ve just had a cool meeting with our friend Elstump. With her help we’ve revised a new and ass-kicking screenplay. The coolest thing? You’re going to watch an original experimental short movie from the Gang in less than one month. Yikes!

So, there’s a very important task for you my friends. We really need you to support Mr.What’s 3d sounds experiments because we’re going to involve the latest holophonic sound techniques in our short. Man, it’s gonna be a lot of work!



Elstump and Mr.What (and Lucky taking the shot) revising the new screenplay

Support the gang now! Look how we are cute while working!


A touching image. To be an artist in Italy means you will not be able to afford at the same time a decent phone and a real notepad!

A touching capture. To be an artist in Italy means you will not be able to afford a decent phone and a real notepad at the same time!

Btw, while we’re working hard I wish to share with you something that Mr.What has recently found. C’era Una Volta a Roma (Once Upon A Time In Rome… And no, it is not a coincidence) is a massive event promoted by Red Bull Music Academy. The juicy thing is that all-star musicians from all over the world had been directed to perform the music of the most awesome Italian cult movies. The event featured fresh and witty artists such as Musica Nuda, which we really love.

Fair enough for now. I will keep you up to date step-by-step my friends. See you soon!



Lucky