Posts Tagged ‘movies’

The Sound FX Man

Michael Winslow has actually had a pretty interesting, but slightly obscure career. I’d love to know how he discovered he had this talent.

The iPad In Star Wars

It dawned on me today while watching “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” that George Lucas actually featured a surprisingly iPad like device. It was used by Shmi Skywalker, Anakin’s mother (left) and Queen Amidala (right) to watch the podrace which occurred over a larger terrain than spectators could see. It was wireless, thin, […]

How the THX Deep Note Was Created

There is a fascinating piece of history regarding the creation of the THX Deep Note sound. Essentially the folks as the Lucasfilm Computer Division created it using an Audio Signal Processor (in the days before DSP chips) by writing 20,000 lines of C which generated a “sequence of parameters that drives the oscillators on the […]

Greatest Movie Insults

Warning: The above clip contains strong language. This YouTube video has been making the rounds in the past 12 hours or so, I’ve seen it three separate times now, and enjoyed it just as many times. You’ll likely recognize many of them. It’s a great roundup. Enjoy. I will get back to serious blog posts. […]

May Madness

Finals are here, and yes we are talking sports… Academic challenges that it. The muscle: the brain. Ugh. What fun. I think I’d rather eat dirt. On a sidenote, About Schmidt is a pretty good movie. Quite funny, especially if you like Jack Nicholson. Just beware that there is a nude scene featuring Kathy Bates. […]