After many years of debate on the subject, YouWorkForThem is excited to announce the addition of Stock Audio to our repertoire. It’s no secret that compelling motion and video content requires compelling audio. Original music scores, audio atmospheres that evoke a specific environment or volumetric space, and unique, functional UI sound effects are what bring visual content up to full power. As content production timelines progress, the audio component is often left to the last minute, or—too often—overlooked entirely, because a custom solution is usually perceived as being difficult or expensive. This perception is easily countered with Stock Audio solutions from YouworkForThem, and with prices starting at $15, your budget won’t even blink.
We are very excited to start the audio ball rolling with 9 collections of elements, 4 sets created by our longtime collaborators at Madsound, and 5 collections done in-house here at YWFT. These sets of audio were designed specifically for content creators. Whether you are the biggest producer since Robert Evans, deep into post on Avatar VI: Revenge of Zombie Sigourney, or the shyest kid at summer camp coding on your PSP in the cabin, there’s something here to make your project “pop a little™.”
If you need a quick set of UI sounds for your game menu, there are 100 instant classics in the “Bloop” collection and 8-bit glory aplenty in “Game.” If you’re making the trippiest iPad app since Brian Eno cut his hair, then check out “Moon” or “Underworld” for incredible volumetric atmospheres. Need the background music for your stylish web sitelet and the client is arriving in the morning? Don’t sweat it, grab the “Melody” collection and still make last call. If you have your animated logo ready to roll across a million in-car navscreens and aircraft entertainment systems, then check out “Motif” for custom-made, royalty-free themes made with casino-approved simplicity.
Your media has the motion, YouWorkForThem has the moves. Stock Audio available now.
I picked up (itunes) the latest Flaming Lips album and have been really digging it. Their last album I listened to it so much, I now despise it (in a good way though). This latest album (Embryonic) is really nice because its much more dark and overall just odd, good for my soul right now it seems. So I went looking for any videos released for the new album and came across this one. Not the most amazing video, but its fun for a short break this morning. It will be interesting to see what other videos they release for this album…
Back in February we got a nice call from Catherine Owens, long time super creative director for the uber-famous band U2. Catherine came across our video This is Agostina and knew she found the team who could help rock some video/visuals for this years U2 360 world tour. For the past few months we went to New York for meetings, came back to the Bangkok studio and have been rocking on over 200 video clips for the upcoming show. The concert opens in Barcelona on June 30, 2009 to a sold out crowd of 90,000 fans. For complete tour details you can visit the U2 Tour schedule. To get an idea of stage and the size of screen we created video work for (its MASSIVE), you can check out the U2 360 website.
As we come to wrap on this project, we are really excited/anxious to show everyone the video we contributed to the project. As soon as the tour gets rolling we will release more details (permitting all NDA rules of course). Till then, just go check out the show, I am sure U2 will give you one hell of a show!
Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.
I thought I would put together a list of essential latin-themed lps that can get you in the mood to celebrate (I know a lot of them are from Puerto Rico but whatever):
I am going to riff a little with the spirit of today’s theme, Earth Day.
First, there is a really nice zine for earth day titled, RRR. You can check the pdf out here and has a lot of really nice work from a lot of players in the illustration-design arena. I think you can only find it here, so feel free to link this post up. Proceeds from future sales of the printed versions of this book or artwork found within will go to benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Don’t forget to check out Steven Harrington’s Earth Day poster. Thanks, Jonathan.
I really like themes, collections, etc so thought I would put my top 10 albums to listen to today:
David Axelrod - Earth Rot
Marion Brown – Sweet Earth Flying
Dee Dee Bridgewater – Red Earth
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Olesi: Fragments Of An Earth
Sandoz - Live In The Earth
Augustus Pablo - Earth’s Rightful Ruler
Madlib – Earth Sounds
Vangelis – Earth (Essential listen)
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
We normally get a good amount of promo material around here from publishers and record labels and I do a horrible job of passing the “good cheer” along, but this will change, starting now. This week we got in a very nice package Stones Throw. The previous package they sent us was nothing-less-than-amazing, custom LP covers hand drawn and sprayed by Jeff Jank himself.
This latest package included Dam-Funk’s Rhythm Trax V4 which is a collection of boogie space synths over some galactic beats. Dam-Funk is someone you should find more about, amazing talent and a strange guy… in a good way. He needs to get booked in Minneapolis.
If “Afrodelic Kraut Funk” sounds like something you could get into, check out Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Its really a flawless lp that should be getting more attention. If you like this, also check out the Heliocentrics who recently hooked up with Mulatu (Broken Flowers soundtrack, etc). Also for sure check out Now Again Records for more of that “clean” sound.
Since this month is Dilla Month, you should check out what is going on over at Stones Throw. They just posted a new Obey poster featuring J Dilla.
YouWorkForThem Celebrates Six Years (Bangkok)
Our birthday was actually back in June, but we have been so busy we forgot to party, so lets do it! There will be free food, live bands from Parinam Records and projections of our latest videos. Phra Nakorn Bar is located by the Democracy Monument. Go through the roundabout, heading towards Sanamluang. After the first red light, it will be the first soi on your left. Phra Nakorn bar will be straight ahead on the right.
Soundtrack of the day here in the Bangkok studio, Mr Off tells us he has some new music for us to jam too. Little did we know it would involve the sexy (and moaning) vibes of Masami Kawahara & The Exotic Sounds. Hot stuff, in many ways…
Super intense video for the Justice track ‘Stress.’ I will have to admit, when this song pops up in my iTunes, it gets the ol’ skip-to-next treatment, otherwise the whole studio here in BKK goes nuts. Too hectic for our blood (at least early in morning and minus booze). This also reminds me how happy I am that I left Baltimore! The Balti had plenty of bent out of shape little thugs like this running wild.
If you liked the In Rainbows album from Radiohead, check out these nice remixes. Rainydayz Remixes is composed exclusively of source material pulled from In Rainbows, re-envisioned by Amplive and complimented by vocal work from Too $hort, MC Zumbi of Zion I, Chali2na of Jurassic 5, Codany Holiday, and Del The Funky Homosapien. Yeah thats right, this has Too Short and Del remixed with Radiohead and its FREE. Shhhiiiii….