A Perfect Marriage of Sound and Image – Our Favourite Syncs in Film

Film

Directors, alongside their music supervisors, work hard to find the perfect song to compliment a scene and provoke the desired reaction. Overtime, directors have incorporated music in a variety of creative ways. Including diegetic sound via the use of records, Walkmans, CDs and iPods on screen. Here we are going to go through some of … Read more

The Importance of Music in Video Games

When you think of music in video games, you think of the iconic soundtracks of Super Mario Bros, Tetris and Street Fighter II just to name a few. These games have tracks that are often regarded as the greatest in video games’ short but impressive history. However with the rapid advancements in technology accompanying video … Read more

Reading Between the Lines: Songwriting Tips

Songwriting

Behind every great song there’s usually a greater story behind how its composition came about. Even if you’re not one to suffer from writer’s block, there are certainly a number of techniques and songwriting tips that can help put you onto something special. And who better to learn from than the greats, eh? The Beatles … Read more

The Best Film Soundtracks of 2017

Soundtrack

With 2017 heralding great film releases, it has also given us great soundtracks and scores. Here we look back at some of the best film soundtracks released in 2017. Fifty Shades Darker The sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey” provided a one of the most contemporary offerings when we were looking into the film soundtracks … Read more

Music Trends of Australia in Film and TV

Australia

Unlike Europe, Australia has never been as notable for its early cinema era or even its post-modern cinema era. One thing is for sure; Australian artists are becoming the most popular go-to artists for contemporary TV shows in the US and UK. A majority of these artists come from Sydney and Melbourne. 1910 was a … Read more

Pop and Dance Soundtracks in German Cinema

Cinema

Much like France, Germany made wonderful and unique artistic contributions to cinema between the end of WWI and the start of WWII. Germany arguably pre-dated French directors The Lumière Brothers’ 50 second short film display in 1895 with a 15 minute selection of short films in November of the same year. German cinema became famous … Read more

French Cinema Continues to Lead Soundtracks

France

In 1895, The Lumière Brothers created a short snippet of film called ‘The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station’. This was then shortly followed by Georges Méliès, who created ‘A Trip to the Moon’ (1902) which has been featured in more contemporary French/British films like ‘Hugo’ (2011). The Lumière Brothers are arguably the … Read more