Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dragon Frog

I mixed and designed sound on this animated promotional trailer. The amazing animation is from Bunko Studios. Then the project returned to Hothead where my mix became a sound explosion! I even wrote an little Taiko Drum and French Horn theme song for Wally at the end.

I loved working with Sergio and Nanci and their adorable French Bulldog, Fat Boy. We had a great time. I really want to thank them for giving me such creative freedom to have fun with the sound and to channel Wally and find the music inside him.

Look out for Wally and Dragon Frog coming soon!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dino Dan

This show has become a big hit on Nick Junior. Must be the excitement the kids feel when I mix in all that low end rumble to really help get the feeling of a giant dinosaur in the room. A little rumble goes a long way. I mixed a ton of promos for Dino Dan but this character spot is one of my favorites.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Snow Man

I must confess, that this blog, at least the title, is highly inspired by the poetry of Wallace Stevens and especially his poem, "The Snow Man." His birthday is today, October 2nd. In tribute to him and all the hours and hours of reflection and insight he has given me, I share one of his greatest poems:

The Snow Man

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

-- Wallace Stevens