May 6, 2013 Comments Off
Drink beer, eat dinner and raise $ for the August 17 free movie in Sewallcrest Park: Planet of Dinosaurs, presented by the Richmond, Sunnyside and HAND neighborhood associations. The Hawthorne Hophouse, 4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd, (503) 477.9619, has generously offered to donate 15% of its sales, 7-9pm, Wednesday May 8, to help raise money for the August 17 movie in Sewallcrest Park.
Planet of Dinosaurs is a LIVE SOUNDTRACK Filmusik Production. All of the dialog, music and sound effects will be performed live in front of the movie audience by the highly acclaimed jazz quintent the Blue Cranes, the Willamette Radio Workshop, and sound effects artists (Foley). This is an expensive production. Help us to raise money just by eating dinner and/or drinking beer. If you can’t make this event, but still want to donate and receive a special Columbia Sportswear 30% shopping discount for your entire in-store purchase, donate at www.give2parks.org/movies.html for the “Sewallcrest (Richmond) Planet of Dinosaurs by Filmusik” event and receive the coupon from the Portland Parks Foundation.
December 3, 2012 Comments Off
The DVD studio recording of Turkish Star Wars is now available on our new swanky website TurkishStarWars.com. This is the first time that an English version has ever been released. We’re proud of the work put into the studio production, each punch finely calibrated, every note of the score extra punchy. We all want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who helped on and came to our Turkish production and recording sessions. It’s by far the biggest project we’ve tackled and had all kinds of surprises in store along the way. In 7 crazy nights of concerts the artists of Filmusik chopped, sawed and twanged their way through the most astounding remake ever. Now you can own that slice of twisted reality for yourself, to remind yourself it wasn’t just a feverish dream. Check it out, maybe get one for grandma!
There’s a couple clips from the DVD up as well that you can check out. Also the T-shirt designs we had at the shows (that promptly sold out) are on the website for purchase.
For the last months we’ve been hard at work putting together the most intense soundtrack we have ever attempted. Long hours in the studio working lines and breaking boxes has paid off. Turkish Star Wars is an epic, surprisingly true to the original (the original Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam that is). From the cantina scene to the final high-flying conclusion, the whole film is 90 minutes of an insane ride through space, logic and a Star Wars-ian universe so twisted you may never find your way out. Hyperbole you say? you don’t know the half of it!
December 2, 2012 Comments Off
Our own Organ Grinders series is still going strong, after 1 year + of featuring live soundtrack concerts Organ Grinders has become it’s own unstoppable beast no longer to be restrained the the meager stables of Filmusik. James Dineen, a frequent Filmusik collaborators is taking over the series. If you signed up for the mailing list this year, you are most likely on the current mailing list and will be kept up to date on Organ Grinder happenings. If you’re not so sure, send an e-mail to James himself and he can make sure you’re on the list. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will send out info on the shows for the next month or so. James has some great bands lined up for the coming year so stay in the loop.
October 30, 2012 Comments Off
Hey All! This weekend is the final chance to catch the live performance of Filmusik’s Turkish Star Wars soundtrack. Check out a clip from the DVD here (A scene from the Skeleton attack sequence near the beginning of the film). We’re also putting up some clips on our Facebook page Here
Filmusik: TURKISH STAR WARS
Nov. 1, 2, 3*
7pm – Hollywood Theatre
Tickets $12 available at turkishstarwars.com and the
Hollywood Theatre Box Office
*One night dub-off on Saturday the 3rd: Tensions were rising at the recent performance of Guerra de las Galaxias a la Turca, the Spanish-language voice over cast unimpressed with the martial arts talents of their counterparts were overheard wishing they could “show the power of their golden fists” to the actors playing Murat and Ali. Soon after an official challenge was issued. As is common courtesy between DVD Language Track recording artists, the challenge was issued 6 days in advance of the dub-off giving the English language crew time to pick their contenders and prepare.
The English language cast plays the dark side of the force and the denizens of the mysterious 13th tribe and its rebel forces. Mauricio Carvajal and Joaquin Lopez play the Turkish Star Fighters out to destroy the Darth Magician. The dialog between Ali and Murat is in Spanish and subtitles to English thanks to our tireless subtitle elves. While industry regs prevent us from sanctioning these kinds of voice-over cage-matches, we can tell you that its happening and where to be.
C’mon by this weekend and check it out, it’s the last chance. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are getting a little scarce, probably a good idea to pick some up before the show.
Check out the trailer for Turkish Star Wars here:
David Ian and Dino de Aelfweald lead a team of 4 Foley artists for the sound effects track. The film has so much hand to hand combat and explosions that the sticks, crates and vegetables destroyed during every performance form a small mountain of destruction debris. It’s not all booms and busts though, there’s plenty of footsteps to pad out on the gravel and the wind machine is put to good use for the many desert shots. Seeing what makes the sound effects for films opens your eyes to the way we perceive sound and what goes on behind the scenes to make a film sound “real”. Real may be a moot point for some on a film where armored droids teleport in and out of the cantina scene like popcorn, but it’s not mute to the Foley crew of Turkish Star Wars. Expect to hear every roar, explosion and pop rendered in stereo from the flailing professionals.
The voice over cast includes James Dineen, Mark Homayoun, Mary Thomas, Joaquin Lopez, Mauricio Carvajal, José E. González and Sofía May-Cuxim. The script is taken directly from the original Turkish. It may be hard to believe but this is the actual script, the only liberties taken with the script are the usual slight changes to match lip syncing and pacing.
An original soundtrack by the Filmusik Chamber group puts a new musical spin on this film. The 1982 Turkish version mostly just used ripped-off versions of the Indiana Jones theme song which for many reasons isn’t part of the Filmusik concert or DVD. A score with Harp, Piano, Percussion, Guitar and a string section plays the the strengths of the wacky film, underscoring romance and thrills. Erica Melton, Corey Kintzi, Kate Petak, Tylor Neist, Betsy Goy and Dan Duval lead the ensemble through the high energy score, with just enough synthesizer to make the training montage really pop.
Thanks to folks for making this possible. The Hollywood Theatre as always is a wonderful home base, and we’re honored to be a resident there. La Bonita Restaurant sponsors the Guerra de las Galaxias performance. KZME is our media sponsor, 107.1 on the dial, all local music. PosterChild Distribution is our poster/flier distributor (the best in town, dare we say hemisphere)