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    Interview…Mo Shafeek on Mondo’s Marvelous Vinyl Releases

    At Mondo (the Austin-based boutique poster and music label), Record Label Production Manager, Mo Shafeek, is responsible for plenty of vinyl soundtracks and film scores you probably spin regularly. Shafeek is a veteran of company, a die-hard film fan and can wax poetic about anything horror, indie, or pop-culture related in the same breath. He’s also just one of two (two!) people producing and releasing a staggering amount of albums in any given calendar year. While 2019 celebrates the end of Marvel Studios’ eleven-year cinematic journey with Avengers: Endgame, Walt Disney Records and Mondo are starting something new. Both companies are working together to release a select number of exclusive…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Ant-Man

    If you think that comic book movies have reached their potential, and have gotten far too gritty and realistic, Ant-Man is the perfect palate cleanser. What is amazing about the film is that, barring the drama from Edgar Wright’s withdrawal, it works at all. A highly unlikely hero, and a diamond in the rough, Paul Rudd brings charm, delight, and that working class hero appeal to the role of Scott Lang (even though he is a burglar in the film). Ant-Man works on multiple levels and mainly, much like the success of famous horror movies, the familial element is what keeps this from being just a mindless, confusing and overblown action piece…

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    3rd Annual ‘Musical Anatomy of a Superhero’ At 2015 Comic-Con

    Of all the fans who flock to San Diego Comic Con, some of the most die-hard enthusiasts (aside from cosplayers, obviously) have to be film score fans. Well, for those of you who adore that big Hollywood symphonic (and synthetic) sound to all the tent pole comic films, here is a panel that is right up your alley. Just like last year, several A-list composers will be attending SDCC and their panel, Musical Anatomy of a Superhero will provide insight on the process of creating a theme, transforming the theme throughout the story line while following the often uphill battle that our heroes travel. From the ominous horns of Jaws…

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    2nd Annual “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” At Comic-Con

    To those of you braving the lines, the hotel lottery and the mass hysteria that is Comic-Con, we wish you Godspeed. More than that, we wish we were going with you! While there’s lots to see and do, there’s one panel that’s got us both excited and envious to attend. The Con is hosting the 2nd Annual “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” panel this Thursday, July 24th, 2014. For fans of film music, specifically the wildly successful films in the MCU and DC’s growing line up, there’s going to be a lot of focus put on the composers who have been tasked with writing themes for some of the most highly…

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    The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Series – The Composers

    It’s no secret that we at GST are huge film score fans. One thing that makes us happier than seeing these amazing composers get their day in the sun at awards time is the attention The Hollywood Reporter gives them in their famous roundtable  sessions. THR puts out a series of videos like the one below each year which group famous or influential directors, actors, even studio executives and casting agents and get them to candidly talk about their process. Well this year they’ve expanded it to focus on breakout performances as well as animators (Miyazaki is sorely missing if you ask me) which is cool but this is and has…

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    Ohhh, Look…John Kahrs' Oscar-Nominated Animated Short 'Paperman' On-Line NOW!!

    Apon seeing it for the first time last September, when it was shown at Fantastic Fest of all places, I became a HUGE fan of John Kahrs’ animated short film Paperman. It’s an incredibly sweet, heart-warming short and a throw back to the days of classic Disney animation. Yet what makes Kahrs’ short so unique is that it’s the first project to use this groundbreaking new computer technology. Likened, roughly to rotoscoping, the animators are able to wrap a 2D image/sketch around a dynamic 3D frame giving each pencil stroke and texture incredible depth and a free flowing look. In short, lines stretch and bend organically retaining the character of the animator’s…