So we all know that Hans Zimmer has worked with some proteges such as Ramin djawadi and Henry Jackman. Both have become successful composers with Ramin best known for Iron Man, Game of thrones and Pacific Rim scores. Henry Jackman, on the other hand, has been extremely succesful with many scores such as the Dark Knight and Captain America the winter soldier. I would definitely put it in my top ten soundtracks of the year. Please check out Henry demonstrating his abilities in the studio
Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave, Rush), Christophe Peck (Frozen), Henry Jackman (Captain Phillips), Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks), Steven Price (Gravity) and Alan Silvestri (The Croods) join our roundtable to discuss the music in their movies. I’m sure you’ll recognize at least one of these names as they are grouped for one very insightful interview. If you love to learn about music composition then this is your chance to listen to what the professionals have to say.
So it has been confirmed that Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, the multi platinum hiphop sensation is officially a billionaire. Dr Dre is currently listed as the second most wealthy rapper on Forbes’ rankings of hip-hop’s richest artists with a net worth of $550 million, second to the recently renamed Puff Daddy. Should the deal go through, Dre would become the world’s first billionaire rapper.
Apple is in talks with headphone maker Beats Electronics over a $3.2bn (£1.9bn) takeover that would rank as the iPhone giant’s largest ever, according to reports.
Acquiring Beats’ music streaming service would give Apple, which runs the iTunes Radio service, extra firepower in its fight with rivals Spotify and Pandora. This is a revolutionary moment in the hiphop genre.
Tyrese Gibson confirmed that the rapper had officially signed the deal. Well sorry Diddy and Jigga, the billionaire title is Dr Dre’s!!!
I’m a huge fan of Leonardo DiCaprio so I tend to watch any movie that he acts in. I watched THE GREAT GATSBY with my girlfriend a few weeks ago and I have to say that the thing that I loved most about this film was the amazing visuals. I wondered to myself how they made it so colourful. I had no idea that most of the movie was shot in CGI. Chris Godfrey the VFX supervisor for this film has given us a short video of how they made the visuals before and after. Check out this video…..by the way….that song from Lana Del Rey is super.
The Great Gatsby VFX from Chris Godfrey on Vimeo.
Pharell Williams and Hans Zimmer
It is official….Pharell Williams and Hans Zimmer are best buddies. These two seem to get along just fine. We already know that they are both collaborating in scoring The Amazing Spiderman 2. That relationship may seem odd but the two greats have already worked together on the Man of Steel score. We already anticipate a stunning soundtrack for the next spiderman movie.
Pharell worked on the drums for Superman.
Hans and Pharell also did a promo together.