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A Mighty Wind
Film: 18 Apr 2003
By: HamiltonSterling
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DVD
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/AMightyWind-10002036/preview.php

On April 18, 2003, Chris Guest (of This is Spinal Tap fame) released this film, centered on the folk music groups of the early 60s. A Mighty Wind is based on the premise of a memorial concert celebrating the life of a folk music promoter by reuniting some of his most famous acts (some of whom haven't performed together for 30 years). Sound designer HamiltonSterling used Kyma to do a manually-controlled decode of the MS stereo production recordings that were made during the number of impromptu rehearsal scenes leading up to the final concert. This allowed him to cross-fade from stereo music to mono dialogue within a shot without a jarring change in perspective (helped along by some stereo backgrounds). Sterling also used Kyma to record all the crowds in quad and 5.0. For the backstage scenes, he played back the concert material through various sources and re-recorded it in the original dressing rooms and backstage areas for a you-are-there verisimilitude. Kyma was also used to create the rapid on-board car bys and car idle bys during the scenes of travelling through New York.


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