Posts Tagged ‘soundtrack’

The Legend of Zelda: Tesla Coil of Time

March 23, 2009

Twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils playing the Zelda theme song….

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“The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software. What is not obvious is how loud the coils are. They are well over 110dB. Listen for the echo after the notes stop. These coils were constructed by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson. Programming and musical content by Steve Ward. Video was captured by Terry Blake and edited by Jeff Larson.”

Pretty amazing!


Watchmen intro

March 10, 2009

Would you like to enjoy the fabulous opening credits to Watchmen one more time?  Well here is your chance…

Edit: Warner Bros. has requested that the video be removed.  😦

You can check out a short blurb about the creators HERE courtesy of  Dave and Thomas!! I thought this was one of the best movie intros I have ever seen.  I thought it was a great way to bring everyone up to speed with the history of masked vigilantes and the choice of song, Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin”, couldn’t be better.  In fact I heard very mixed reviews about the entire soundtrack for the film but personally I thought it was fantastic.

As always feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section!


The Watchmen Experience

March 9, 2009

Not surprisingly, The Watchmen took the weekend box office quite handily, taking in a total of $55.7 million.  The next closest contender was Madea Goes To Jail with just $8.8 million.  The showing that we went Friday night wasn’t packed to the brim, although one of the staff had mentioned there were only 20 tickets left when we arrived. (more…)