Here's the inside scoop on visual effects for blockbuster movie X-Men Apocalypse, opening today. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! (LC music featured...)
The SNL alums are back in IFC's new mockumentary series Documentary Now.
Each episode is shot as a parody in a different documentary film style, paying tribute to some of the most important stories that didn't actually happen (sort of).
You might remember the doc Grey Gardens, featuring the antics of Big and Little Edie in their creepy run-down mansion, the inspiration of Documentary Now's episode "Sandy Passage." In the above episode, DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon*, the series is making fun of HBO's VICE, a political news program. It features Hader and Armisen as two Brooklyn millennials who risk their lives on dangerous assignments in places where their cultural ignorance gets them into trouble. In this case, the Dronez reporters rack up a body count as they keep ignoring everyone around them in their quest for an interview with dangerous cartel leader El Chingon.
You can catch the series on IFC, or you can download it from all your favorite places (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Xbox).
*Featuring LC music.
We at LC were thrilled to work with Brian LeBarton on the album What the Bleep? for our Inside Tracks library. His modern, quirky, and ever-evolving style is a testament to his talents. He has toured and collaborated for many years with Grammy winner Beck, and has composed music for indie film fan favorites like Nacho Libre and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
What the Bleep was created for energetic and playful productions with some edge: modern cartoons, hip commercials, and for when you're just feeling plain weird. It combines leftfield electronica and beats with an experimental yet playful and tongue-in-cheek approach.
We got to sit down with Brian for this exclusive Q&A....take a look.
Who were your musical heroes and influences?
Any time I make something, it helps to follow intuition without paying attention to what memories and influences I might be pulling from. All the experiences I've had with other artists are of equal importance, as are other non-musical experiences like hearing birds and watching the sun rise.
What was your inspiration for 'What the Bleep?'
My intent for this library was to make crazy, fun material that might entertain and enlighten kids all around the world. Media is everywhere, some of it is bad, so this is an effort to contribute music that will uplift the listener/watcher.
What are you listening to and watching these days?
Right now I listen to classic jazz mostly, some German electronic like "Malaria!" and "D.A.F.", and an artist named Anika. As a child I was hip to all the blues records that came out in the 60's, Chicago Blues, Delta Blues and a lot of crazy jazz that my dad was playing. As a teen I worshiped hip-hop and the original R&B coming out of New Orleans: The Meters, Dr. John, James Booker and such.
You love all kinds of old school and vintage gear for your production. Why is that?
The "vintage" gear thing...I just use that gear 'cause I have it! I'm not trying to go for "old" sounds, because you can always get new sounds out of any good equipment, whether it was invented yesterday or 30 years ago. I've just slowly collected stuff bit by bit, and enjoy the immediacy and permanence it brings to the creative process.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I garden and stare at my child.
You can listen to more of What the Bleep here.
Break open the popcorn and M&Ms, summer movie season is almost here!
2016 promises great stuff. The latest films from blockbuster franchises like Captain America, X Men, Independence Day and yes - Star Trek - are all on the horizon! Not to mention a Ghostbusters reboot with an all-female cast (thank you Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon!) For a full line-up of the summer's must-see films, check out this article on Vulture.
Memorial Day is the official start of movie's high season, and what better way to kick things off than with the second film of the Alice in Wonderland franchise Alice Through The Looking Glass? We are pleased to share that you can hear some of Liquid Cinema's music in the film's official trailer here.
What's up in Underland, you ask? By the time Alice (Mia Wasikowska) has returned from sailing the high seas (following in her father's adventurous footsteps), the magical place she saved and loved is being destroyed by Time, played by Sacha Baron Cohen. Not only that, but The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), her truest friend, seems to have forgotten all about her. Can she save The Hatter and restore peace once again? Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway make a return, too.
We can't wait....
Liquid Cinema had a banner year in 2015. We expanded our team and our catalog has been growing in every direction - from happy and upbeat to epic and dramatic and everything in between. Our music was licensed into thousands of top commercials, promos and television shows, including Game of Thrones promos, trailers for major motion pictures like The Hunger Games, Guardians of the Galaxy and Insurgent, and sports programming like NFL Thursday Night Football and NHL Championships (to name only a few).
Now in 2016, we've doubled our efforts to grow even more, with DOZENS OF EXCITING NEW ALBUMS here and on the way, which means more options than ever for you and your clients.
Along with our growing talent pool of diverse, creative and cutting-edge artists, composers, musicians, producers, and engineers, we're excited to share that we've also expanded our Liquid Cinema staff and resources to accommodate your needs. We're here to help - look out for upcoming marketing materials including images, videos, album descriptions, interviews, and a host of other options to help get your clients excited and drive your business forward.
Please feel free to drop us a line and let us know how we can assist in your distribution and marketing efforts. We're happy to help!
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