How Hollywood Hears History

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"The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


How authentic should sound designers be with history? If I was telling the story of Paul Revere's famous ride with sound, should I be accurate, or should I make it sound "Hollywood"?

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The Color of Sound - May 2014 News

Sound Color
“Within You Without You,” The Beatles
1967

What if we could see sound? Aside from graphical representations of sound like waveforms and meters, we can't just look at an orchestra and see sounds flying out of the trombones. I wish we could watch the beautiful tones flow from Itzhak Perlman's Stradivarius.

But we can - sort of. As reported by NPR, we can see certain sounds using a technique invented in the mid-19th century.

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"Henry Clay and the Struggle for the union" Now on KET

Witnessing History has produced an important documentary on Henry Clay, "Henry Clay and the Struggle for the Union." The film focuses on how Clay stalled the Civil War for over 4 decades as settlers moved westward while expanding slavery . The visual canvas of the documentary is painted with extraordinary works of period art and rarely seen photographs. Read More...

Rare Soldier Wins Rare Life Award

The Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Eagle Rare Life Award , Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles “Chunks” Padilla won based on his dedication to this country as well as his continued support of injured Marines and their families. A documentary produced by Cornett-IMS, edited by Darren Platt of Post Time Productions, and sound design by Neil Kesterson of Dynamix Productions, is on the Eagle Rare web site. Read More...
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