Skwigly Animation Composed Podcast With The Amazing World Of Gumball Composer Ben Locket

Skwigly Animation Composed Podcast With The Amazing World Of Gumball Composer Ben Locket

Skwigly Animation Composed Podcast With The Amazing World Of Gumball Composer Ben Locket

British online animation magazine website – Skwigly has started a new podcast about music in animation, which includes interviews with composers and various music clips. The second episode features an interview with Ben Locket, the music composer for Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball. Music in television and films is considered to be an important creative element, as it sets the tone and emotions expressed in the scene and as a result, it makes it easier for the viewer to comprehend what’s happening in the scene and to interpret the characters’ feelings. Music can be used to express all sorts of emotions and situations including happiness, sadnessness, fear, mystery and suspense. The intensity of the scene can be expressed by increasing or lowering the tempo of the music or increasing or decreasing the volume.

According to the interview, Ben Locket first met up with Ben Bocquelet (creator of The Amazing World of Gumball) while he was still working in the advertising industry. Ben Bocquelet had an idea for a new cartoon and was planning to pitch it to Cartoon Network’s new development studio in London, but he needed a composer and Ben Locket had the skills and talent required for the job. Composing music for a show can be hard work, not only it involves writing the music and strict deadlines but due to Gumball’s wide variety and themes, Ben Locket has to find different people from various genres of music ranging from hip-hop artists to opera singers to produce music for the show. As the show progressed, music production got into a rhythm (pun unintended), it became more prepared and organised. Every episode requires different music and some music is reused occasionally. Music production for the sixth season for The Amazing World Of Gumball is underway and Ben has been working on some brass band music for the show, the sixth season of Gumball will have over forty episodes.

Ben Locket has also worked on a two-part film – Revolting Rhymes, based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name, the film premiered on BBC One in the UK last Christmas. In May this year, the film had a live music performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland. Also in the podcast’s second episode is an interview with Gareth Davies – the composer for CBBC’s Scream Street.


http://www.skwigly.co.uk/podcasts/animation-composed-1-2/

Adventure Time Live Special Event Coming To Australia March 2017

Adventure Time Live Special Event Coming To Australia March 2017

Adventure Time Live Special Event Coming To Australia March 2017

In March 2017, Cartoon Network Australia will be hosting a mathematical and algebraic event – Adventure Time: Live. Adventure Time LIVE is as an interactive audio-visual experience and will feature a moderated discussion, live readings of classic scenes from the Emmy® Award-nominated series, audience Q&A with the cast and musical performances. Also at the Adventure Time: Live events there will be cosplay competitions, trivia games, an art gallery and more!.

Cast members that will be attending Adventure Time: Live include Jeremy Shada (Finn the Human), John DiMaggio (Jake the Dog), Olivia Olson (Marceline the Vampire Queen) and Hynden Walch (Princess Bubblegum). The event is organised in co-operation with Nice Events.

Adventure Time: Live will be visiting three Australian cities (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) between Friday 10th March and Sunday 12th March.

Adventure Time: Live Dates, Times and Venues

Friday 10th March: Town Hall, Melbourne

Pre-show party/Meet & Greet: 5pm* (Ticket add-on)
Doors: 7pm
Start: 8pm
Finish: Approx 10pm

Saturday 11th March – Big Top, Sydney

Pre-show party/Meet & Greet: 4:30pm* (Ticket add-on)
Doors: 6:30pm
Start: 7:30pm
Finish: Approx 9:30pm

Sunday 12th March – QPAC (Concert Hall), Brisbane

Pre-show party/Meet & Greet: 4:30pm* (Ticket add-on)
Doors: 6:30pm
Start: 7:30pm
Finish: Approx 9:30pm

The Meet and Greet ticket add-on will allow Adventure Time fans exclusive access to the VIP area for a pre-show party with the cast. This is a dedicated area decked out in Adventure Time décor with music and other cool features. Each person will get to meet the individual cast members and get one item signed and a photo.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 12th December from 10am (Sydney Time) on the Adventure Time: Live website.

http://www.adventuretimelive.com.au