"I don't always make music by the pool, but when I do, I use Roland." Like a boss: Giorgio Moroder.

Giorgio Moroder Rarities Free on SoundCloud; The Most Interesting Electronic Man in the World?

He’s been called the father of disco. He has Oscars for Top Gun, Flashdance, and Midnight Express. (Impressive with or without Oscars.) And he scored the epic of 80s youth childhood, The Never-Ending Story – and the original Battlestar Galactica. He’s worked with Bowie, and Freddy Mercury, and Blondie. He’s a pioneer in composing for electronic music, but he’s also earned honors for automotive engineering, with a hand in developing his own 16-cylinder sports car. Even the man’s mustache is legendary. Giorgio Moroder is obviously a very smart man. And so he’s smart enough to use SoundCloud to earn yet …

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Video: Modeling Vipers for Battlestar Galactica, in Near Real-Time

Shuttle, the compact PC folks, have posted a step-by-step walkthrough demonstrating how artists model the Viper fighter craft for the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. (That might seem like odd timing, but Sci Fi Channel — now SyFy — continues to crank out spinoffs of the show, so there’s plenty of modeling work to be done.) What’s nice about the video is seeing how much of the workflow is now becoming real-time. That illustrates how the long-awaited convergence between traditional modeling and effects and live visuals is finally coming to pass. As three-dimensional design becomes more about “right now” and less about …

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Visualist Nerds Rejoice! Battlestar Galactica Video & Music Released for Remix and Mashup Action

The SciFi channel has released some chunky packs of footage, music and sound effects, and invited web users to remix and create videos. Ostensibly this is a competition, with the winning video airing on the channel during a future Battlestar episode… Which I’m sure will be lovely for whoever wins. I don’t really care though, because I’m seeing a swathe of great A/V mashups and theme remixes appearing in the coming months. I can guarantee that there will be Battlestar breakdowns appearing in the next gig I play with Segue21. The videos are available in AVI and Quicktime, with both …

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Visualist Nerds Rejoice! Battlestar Galactica Video & Music Released for Remix and Mashup Action

The SciFi channel has released some chunky packs of footage, music and sound effects, and invited web users to remix and create videos. Ostensibly this is a competition, with the winning video airing on the channel during a future Battlestar episode… Which I’m sure will be lovely for whoever wins. I don’t really care though, because I’m seeing a swathe of great A/V mashups and theme remixes appearing in the coming months. I can guarantee that there will be Battlestar breakdowns appearing in the next gig I play with Segue21. The videos are available in AVI and Quicktime, with both …

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SciFi Channel Release Battlestar Galactica Music, Sound Effects and Video for Remixing

I’ve posted this news on CDMo, but we at CDM Distributed Global HQ love Battlestar so much, and I’m sure Peter would agree it would be a shame if anyone missed out, so we’re going to have a little news repetition. Executive Summary: SciFi channel have released a bunch of audio and video from Battlestar and asked that fans remix it. Score! Now if only they’d follow Trent Reznor’s lead and release the component track s in Garageband/Ableton Live/WAV formats, for super detailed remixing.

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