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Soundcrafter pieces together the varied sounds of Boyhood

By Jennifer Walden

A decade in dog years is said to be roughly equivalent to 70 human ones. I think that calculation holds true for technology too. Okay, maybe not to that extreme, but it does seem that way.

Richard Linklater, director of the new film Boyhood, which was shot over a 12-year period using the same cast but different tools must certainly feel that way. Let’s not even get into the different camera formats and focus on the audio. The first six years of production audio were captured on now-defunct tape formats, making the audio post process dicey at times, to say the least. Cross your fingers, hit play on the deck and pray the magnetic emulsion on the tape didn’t deteriorate. That is, if you still have the proper deck to play back that tape.

Linklater is known for his dialogue-driven movies like his trilogy Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight. Also for his visually unique film Waking Life. But it was the classic Dazed and Confused that ignited the careers of Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey and Parker Posey, just to name a few.

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Zoic’s Mike Romey discusses previs app ZEUS:Scout
By Randi Altman

Visual effects studio Zoic has released to the masses an iPad-based previs tool they developed while providing shots for VFX-heavy shows such as Once Upon a Time, Intelligence, Pan Am and V. The app is available now via iTunes for $9.99.

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Quick Chat: Ataboy’s Vikkal Parikh on Peach Kings’ Mojo Thunder video
By Randi Altman

The Peach Kings, an LA-based blues-rock duo comprised of Paige Wood and Steven Dies, needed a music video for the title track of their album Mojo Thunder, which was released in June. They had an idea of what they wanted it to be but needed a creative partner to make their vision a reality.

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Former ‘South Park’ 
lead editor Tom Vogt 
joins Spot Welders NY

Consider the Southeast Creative Summit
By Kylee Wall

Review: Boris FX: Boris Continuum Complete V.9
By Brady Betzel

SilhouetteFX answers customer requests with V5.2

Kira Karlstrom joins 
Arsenal FX from Marvel 

Bringing killer sharks to the Big Apple in Sharknado 2

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