Sonic Cinema

Sounds, Visions and Insights by Brian Skutle

News

Hello readers and listeners! I’m excited to get started 2018 of the Sonic Cinema Podcast, and it’s going to be an ambitious year. My goal is to do at least 2 episodes a month, and I’ve already got a lot of ideas permeating for episodes. Today, I’m joined, once again, by filmmaker Chris Esper, and like last year, we are going to spend our time looking at a filmmaker who […]

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I had already decided to take some vacation time from my full-time job this weekend- what surprised me (quite pleasantly) was how I was able to use that time towards my OTHER full-time job here at Sonic Cinema. Two recording times for the Sonic Cinema Podcast were already lined up, but, through a chance post on Facebook by another filmmaker with whom I’ve gotten to know over the years, I […]

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A Movie A Week

One of the fundamental challenges of this “Movie a Week” series continues to be that it’s, well, a movie a week. And because I’ve basically planned out the next year during the current one, that means film availability is of the utmost importance in order for this to work. That, and time. Life and work often intervene, and it means this series can get backed up. Most of the time […]

Categories: News, News - Movie A Week

If I remember correctly, my 2015 list of “Movies a Week” began sometime in mid-January, due to 2014 being considerably late thanks to technical issues with my Blu-Ray player, an aggressive work schedule at the end of the year, as well as busy personal schedule. For most of this year, however, I’ve been relatively on top of the “A Week” part of this series, and that included a kitchen remodel […]

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Music News

Since I last wrote in this section back in June of last year, a LOT has happened. Not necessarily from a musical standpoint, but in life. The most significant change in my life over the past nine months was the passing of my father, Mark, after a year and a half of heart trouble. That put my plans for my October composing practice, which included releasing an album’s worth of […]

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It feels like I’ve had a busy year thus far musically, but the truth of the matter is, I really haven’t had much I’ve done. That’s not really true, of course, as I released two long-awaited albums: “Storytelling” and “Arpeggiations & Atmospheres”, both of which had been completed in 2011. The reasons for their delay? Cover art for “Storytelling” (WELL worth the wait from my dear friend, Carrie Stribling), and […]

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