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postings a look at the Dark SiDe B RISTOL, UK — BBC Radio 2 commissioned Aardman Animations ( to create a three-minute film that would accompany a new radio play written by Sir Tom Stoppard, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side Of The Moon" album. Dark Side debuted in August and offers a psychedelic look at the album's themes. Aardman was given the opportunity to create two films to support the radio drama, one is a three-minute promotional film for the event, the second an extended film loop to complement the audio experience online. The studio created a striking visual concept where images juxtapose lyrics and dialogue from the play. The studio employed both digital and analog techniques, using collage of digital images, CGI, studio-based effects and hand-crafted elements. SoundS like the SeventieS N EW YORK — Production music library Endo Music (www.endomusic. com) has placed the song "There Were Times" in the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs, which stars Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad. The track was co-written and performed by Endo Music founder/CEO Freddy Monday, along with Rick Horvath and Randall H. Light. "There Were Times" captures the jangly guitars and stacked vocal harmony-driven sound of '70s-era California rock. The song is featured early in the film, when Jobs is working at Atari and just beginning to develop ideas that would come to define Apple. The 70's vibe was always there, says Monday, but when the Endo team helped take it even further, adding 12-string guitar riffs and three-part chorus harmonies. video Revival L OS ANGELES — Mixed-media production studio Roger (, and recently-hired associate creative director Ariel Costa, created a music video that was submitted into the "Videophonic" session at the PromaxBDA Conference this past spring. The session invited leading design and animation studios to create a music video for preMTV era songs. Costa's entry was inspired by his love of fantasy books, particularly Rip Van Winkle. He worked closely with Roger cel animator Jahmad Rollins and 3D artists DJ Kim and Blake Beynon on the project. They drew inspiration from Woodstock designs and the Beatles Yellow Submarine animations to achieve the vintage-'70s aesthetic. The team had just one month to complete the project and called on After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Maya, as well as Flash and Photoshop. eagleS fly high in doc N EW YORK — The Room, a boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor PostWorks, New York (www., has wrapped up post on History of the Eagles, a new documentary from producer/ director Alex Gibney. The Room provided editorial conforming and final color grading for the project, which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival and is currently airing on Showtime. The program mixes contemporary interview segments with archival media drawn from a range of sources, some dating back to the 1970s and originating on VHS. The Room's colorist, Jack Lewars, graded the project and was challenged with making the new material live in the same world as Internet footage and VHS tapes that were 30 years old. Flame Premium was used for the conform, and Lewars graded in Autodesk Lustre. The grade helped establish a rock 'n' roll look, says Lewars, who added pop to reflect the passion of interviews with the likes of Joe Walsh. 38 Post • September 2013

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