Welcome Back, December by Shilov

Shilov, haïku russian developper stroke again with another short gaming experience within deep thoughts. Available on gamejolt, he released “Welcome Back, December”, which was the occasion for me to both leave a tribute to The Caretaker, and dig deeper into the twisted universe of Shilov the talented.

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Ron Stratton / director

Ron Stratton has been the first person to contact me when I decided to activate some networks, which I know they could be interested by what have to offer.

Ron is a Master Control Technical Director at WDIV-TV, in Detroit, United States. He’s also a gifted director, whose ideas are straight forward and brilliantly directed.

I was asked for two pieces of music. One scores his short movie “M is for Mute”,  “an homage to the Giallo films of the seventies.”

M is for Mute from Ron Stratton on Vimeo.

The other one is a technical demonstration for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, shot during a historic storm that happened last august in Detroit.

Deluge from Ron Stratton on Vimeo.

We’re looking forward to working together again. A the moment, we’re trying to make the life of these videos longer. Some news about it soon.

Ron Stratton’s vimeo channel / http://vimeo.com/ronstratton


Have you ever been curated ? Cooler Than Cucumbers is a record label I’ve been following for a long time mostly for its love of beautiful objects, and its clever curation. Look closely behind all the released albums, and what you’ll see will draw you the most interesting and bizarre exhibition. Being part of Tiago’s catalogue feels a bit like being exhibited at the Centre Pompidou.

Those two short postcards have been inspired by photos taken by me. The aim of the exercise was to focus on these pictures and to create an imaginary soundtrack.

CTC Records Bandcamp page / http://ctcrecords.bandcamp.com

photo links /

blog / http://mrteddybear.tumblr.com/

society6 shop / http://society6.com/mrteddybear

redbubble shop / http://www.redbubble.com/people/mrteddybear

Music for Video Games

I am fond of video games. I mean, really fond of, as my dream would be to make the soundtrack for one or several of them. “Music for video games” is an experience of total freedom where I intent to forget every mental barrier.

I took my best memories of video game places and levels such as World of Illusion, Metal Gear Solid, Mario’s castles, Prisoner of Ice, American Mc Gee’s Alice or Neverwinter Nights … and recomposed them into music. Precisely, I made a list of all the video games places I had visited and simply created a theme for each of them. This is one more example that having a strict approach to your work can actually make you freer.

Some key facts you may want to know : this is a two-month work, composition and home mixing included. A pro version would include improved mixing and mastering (3 days) in a studio. I used a licensed version of Ableton Live and many free, but valuable, plug-ins. I used some modified classic samples as arrangements and free synthesizers to create the main themes.

mr.teddybear’s bandcamp / http://mrteddybear.bandcamp.com/