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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Score Composer Austin Wintory, Talks Music Composition for Video Games

We are thrilled to announce we successfully broadcasted Blurred Radio’s first ever live streamed episode! We chatted with Austin Wintory, video game composer extraordinaire on Oct. 23, 2015 – the day his latest project Assassin’s Creed Syndicate officially launched. In this episode we discussed production processes for scoring a non linear story, getting out of your own way as an artist, and the balance of tech and talent to create great work.

Check out the recorded live video stream chat on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/blurredradio
Watch future live streams here: http://www.twitch.tv/blurredradio

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Hollywood music editor, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy discusses the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us.

Hollywood music editor, interface designer, sound entrepreneur Alex Levy joins us to discuss the evolution of creative technologies and how our interfaces affect us.

Alex and his team of entrepreneur sound-creatives at Epilogue Media are pioneering new and blurry ways of incorporating music and sound into immersive entertainment experiences, notably with live-to-picture orchestra performances of films like Star Trek and Back to the Future, and recently with the immersive blackout sound experience at the Tactile Dome at San Francisco’s Exploratorium.

We get a deep dive on the evolution of motion picture and music editing tools, automating menial tasks that prohibit collaboration, as well as how our interfaces impact the creative process.

In This Episode:

  • 2:00 – Alex Levy, Founder of Epilogue Media
  • 3:00 – What is a Music Editor?
  • 14:50 – The Evolution of Music and Picture Editing Technology
  • 28:00 – Live-to-Picture Touring Film Concerts
  • 45:45 – Interface Design Is Vital to Creativity
  • 49:15 – Is Human Creativity Automatable?
  • 54:25 – What is Epilogue Media, Exactly?
  • 56:00 – The Tactile Dome at the Exploratorium

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Walt Disney Imagineering Music Director John Dennis on Sound & Story at the Parks, Around the World

A Look into the Mind of a Disney Imagineer: Today on Blurred, we sit down with John Dennis, Executive Creative Director of Music at Walt Disney Imagineering. John talks to us about the continually evolving role of music throughout the Disney Parks, how to tell Disney stories across cultures and around the world, and how to maintain a deep culture of innovation in the heart of a global brand. Read more →

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Audio Guru Jeff Fuller Talks Mixing, Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, the Future of Sound Engineering, and Staying Upbeat Under Tight Deadlines

On today’s episode of Blurred Radio, we talk to Jeff Fuller, Audio Supervisor and Head Mixer at Therapy Studios in Santa Monica, California. Jeff has a long history with the art of sound, from commercials to TV series and feature films. He has worked on spots for clients including Pepsi, Chrysler, Wild Turkey, Toyota, Asics, Hulu, Petco, and the list goes on. Read more →

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