On Sunday, Nerds That Geek posted Episode 20 of the Movie Mumble podcast: ‘Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’. Listen as Joel, Scott, and I “reflect upon one of Stanley Kubrick’s earliest films.” As a prelude, listen to the various themes in the media player.
Ten years ago, Emil Acevedo (Virgeo Studios) released the stop-motion animated short film, Apocalypse LEGO Episode 1: Frozen Terror using LEGO minifigures. Since then, it has had over a million views and over 4 thousand likes. In the years following, he released FT2: LEGO Submergence, FT3: LEGO Club Che Boom Boom, FT4: LEGO Block War, and most recently FT5: One Shot, Two Kills.
I met Emil at last year’s Denver Comic Con (now called Denver Pop Culture Con) when I was working for Nerds That Geek, and covered his panel on stop-motion animation. When I introduced myself and told him that I’d be writing an article about his panel (read it here), he offered to do an interview as well (watch it here). Somewhere along the line, Emil asked if I would be interested in composing music for his most recent work in progress, Frozen Terror 6. I jumped at the chance and began working with some ideas that he had come up with for guitar.
After sending him some of the samples I had put together for FT6, Emil told me about his plan to digitally remaster FT1 and release the updated version for the 10 year anniversary of the original. But there was an issue. In the original, he had used a clip of music from a popular video game, which meant that he was very limited in where he could show it (e.g., not in film festivals). He asked me to re-score it with my own music so that there wouldn’t be copyright issues. I took the core of the ideas that he had come up with for FT6, tried to match the overall mood of the original music, and shaped it around the preexisting sounds (explosion, alarm, etc.). He also asked me to score the rest of the film, which meant that I was able to be a little more creative because in the original, there is only music in the first few minutes (up to when the alarm goes off). The end result is: Frozen Terror 1: Apocalypse LEGO 10 Year Anniversary Remastered!
P.S. I didn’t write the elevator music.
On Sunday, Nerds That Geek posted a Special Episode of the Movie Mumble podcast: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’. Listen as Joel, Scott, and I, along with our special guest (fellow NTG writer) Zeke, “break down a star-studded motion picture that features one interesting night at a rundown old hotel.” As a prelude, listen to the new, on-going theme in the media player.
On Sunday, Nerds That Geek posted Episode 17 of the Movie Mumble podcast: ‘Mystery Train’. Listen as Joel, Scott, and I “spend a little time in anthology land,” where we “explore a film that features three separate storylines all linked together by a hotel in Memphis.” As a prelude, listen to the new, on-going theme in the media player.
On Sunday, Nerds That Geek posted Episode 16 of the Movie Mumble podcast: ‘Bronson’. Listen as Joel, Scott, and I “dive deep into a fascinating film, one that stars the always amazing Tom Hardy, and revolves around the life of one incredibly violent man.” As a prelude, listen to the new, on-going theme in the media player.
On Sunday, Nerds That Geek posted our ‘Final Cycle Recap’ of the Movie Mumble podcast. Since this is our final recap episode, Joel, Scott, and I went went out in epic fashion by covering our Special Spooky Cycle (The Shining, Donnie Darko, and The Exorcist), Favorites Cycle (The Fugitive, Blade Runner, and The Matrix), and Special Holiday Cycle (White Christmas, A Christmas Story, and Mickey’s Christmas Carol). Hear our final thoughts and observations on all of these films before next month’s brand new cycle kicks off 2019! You can get in the mood by listening to the themes in the media player.
Just in time for Christmas, Nerds That Geek posted our final Special Holiday Episode of the Movie Mumble podcast: ‘Mickey’s Christmas Carol’. Listen as Joel, Scott, and I “examine a wonderful holiday classic… a film that blends together the brilliant work of Charles Dickens and the wonder of Disney animation.” To get in the spirit, listen to the Christmas theme in the media player.