Congratulations to Mychael Danna for winning in the Best Original Score category this year for his work in Life of Pi. Now that all that award-winnin' business is over, what were your favorite soundtracks from 2012? Nominated or not?
365 Days of MusicWelcome the new music group, :icon365DaysofMusic:
As its founder, :iconNicSwaner: explained to me, the group's mission is, starting in June, a daily journal about independent musicians, encompassing great varieties of music styles and genres. The group also allows the active promotion of artists on deviantART, so it's an opportunity to get your name out, and also allows self-submitted work by musicians to the group itself.
The group is looking for a bit of momentum and initial popularity so more music artists can get in line for future journal posts by the group. To me, that sounds pretty awesome. Daily promotion and music? Sounds like a deal!
Show some love, guys! This can be pretty neat.
Sound Design Opportunity:iconkcjones88: and :iconstupidityww: are looking for help with their Sonic/Transformers crossover series, and are looking for some assistance in the sound design area. If any of you guys are looking to delve into others areas of audio production, then this could serve as a pretty good gateway into that area.
I know sound design isn't the main focus of this group, but this can help some of you guys broaden your horizons if you wanted to.
Message :iconstupidityww: or :iconkcjones88: if you are interested.
Invisible Children - DonationsThis is not music-related, however I feel it is important.
Emily Kim ( :iconMformusic323: ) is raising money to help Invisible Children, which aims to prevent Joseph Kony, a leader of the Lord's Resistance Army operating Uganda, from kidnapping innocent children and coercively enlisting them to fight his war.
Donations to Invisible Children will go to building radio towers. These radio towers will enable quick, long-distance communicate with others to dispatch help or aid to certain parts of Uganda. With this, the LRA's attempts at forcible recruitment can be effectively foiled.
I strongly oppose any kid of oppression or compulsion, anywhere at any time, government-issued or not. I shudder to think that kids not one or two years older than some of my young cousins are given a gun or a knife, and taught to "love the gun" and "kill with a knife."
If you want more information, visit this site: http://www.invisiblechildren.com/
If you wish to donate, visit Emily's dona
Album Artwork ContestFellow musician :iconreturnofsolace: has sent over details of another great opportunity for you all, though it doesn't necessarily involve composition. However, it is music-related, and can give you a great chance to improve your visual art capabilities.
returnofsolace is holding an album artwork competition for his new album, and he's reaching out to YOU ALL to submit your album artwork with his specifications. And yes, there are prizes!
*** Submissions need to be in by August 26 ***
Album Title: The Time We'd Killed
Album's Musical Genre: Emo/Pop-Punk with brief ventures into Metal/Hardcore and heavy use of acoustic
Themes: Deception, Depression, Hope, Time
Media: Any and all are welcome.
Central Theme: Any of the above (Preferably with a focus on time or loss of innocence)
Size: 1000x1000 (minimum) .jpeg or .png
Credit for Artwork and any one of the following:
1) Acoustic Cover of a Song Requested by the Winner
2) Lyrics to a Piec
Louse Detection's New Album - needs remixes!Our good friend :iconIonic-Sphere: has an album here, and he's looking for people willing to remix some of his songs off his new album. He highly recommends that experimental electronic artists give it a try.
But be warned! He's only allowing one remix per track so two people can't remix the same track. So, if you want to have a better chance of getting to remix your favorite one, best apply ASAP!
His due date is September 5th. This is another great experience opportunity for anybody looking to work with the music of others through remixing. I must say, remixing is also quite fun, so it's definitely worth a shot.
2. Sea Lab
4. Criminal Mind Colour-Coded
5. I Left a Trail of Muddy Footprints*
6. Basset Hound Music*
7. These Cogs Keep Me Running
8. Family Reunion
9. Seedy Pub/Drugged
10. The Temporary Winner
11. Square Root of an Isosceles
12. Weak Tax
13. Epinephrine Rush
Timmy the Reaper - needs composers + voice actors!I was messaged recently about an upcoming animation series, located at :icontimmythereaper:, is looking for composers to score the series. I'd recommend this to anybody who's wanting to get some more experience in scoring, since scoring a series is a pretty interesting escapade in itself.
The series is also in need of voice actors for all you drama-nuts out there
You may get more information at this news post: http://news.deviantart.com/article/156466/
Or this blog post: http://timmythereaper.deviantart.com/blog/42432121/
Again, this can be a great portfolio-building opportunity, so check it out! Better hurry! The deadline is 9/20/11, so get your work in early to ensure your positions!
Attention RemixersOr people interested in giving it a try...
I've received a message from our good friend :iconMrHappyFaceArt:
He's looking for people to remix some of his tracks on his next album "Equal," which will be released May 29th. The remixes will be released on June 5th on the "Plus" B-Sides album. He tells me the genre is Electronic, so remixes of most subcategories of Electronic should suffice.
If you're interested, contact him at :iconMrHappyFaceArt: and have your remixes in by May 20th. He'll be happy to send you some more information when you message him!
I believe this is a great opportunity to let some people try out something new musically, and should prove a very fun experience.
Free C64 Drum Samples for Reason/RecordI do some sampling from time to time. Yesterday I recorded a bunch of drum samples from my Commodore 64 and set them up for Reason/Record since that's generally what I use to create my music in. I've made these samples available in a free refill from my website at http://www.pureshift.com and you can find it under the Sound Design section. If enough people want them, I may make the samples available to use in other programs.
Best Original Score and Best Original SongSo, the Academy Awards are over, and sweeping up the two music-related awards are...
Best Original Score - The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)
Best Original Song - Toy Story 3 ("We Belong Together" ~ Randy Newman)
So, for the sake of conversation... if you could have chosen the winners in these categories, which movies/songs would you have picked? And why?
PLEASE READ - The Ransomware EpidemicPlease share, fave and spread this journal. You could help many people on DeviantArt protect their computers from this horrific cyberattack and raise awareness about the issue to those who haven't yet heard of it.
Funny how all these years of me picking and choosing updates to keep my computer functioning how I want it (you know... to have what you paid for and keep my product without others stealing it and modifying it *cough*badupdates*cough* ... basic consumer rights... but anyway) came to haunt me.
So I finally decided that I'd bite the bullet and update my updates... only to find out Windows Update was refusing to update and would forever stay stuck "searching for updates". Just my luck. When I really don't want updates they try to install, and when I really need them they don't.
Anyhow, why am I so desper
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Draw Our OC's Contest --closed-- We had many people asking so we decided to extend the contest to give everyone more time!
We have been planning this for a while and finally it's official:
Reminel s and Naitei s "Draw-Our-OC-Contest"
WHAT TO DO
Draw our OCs Shinzui and Lilinoe together
Gallery of Shinzui and Lilinoes Art
Name: Shinzui no HahenGender: MaleHeight: 1,78mRace: born GoodNightAnimal- turned to Traumdieb, Mage Class, Kitsune (fox demon)Birthday: unknownAge: un
MMD/PMX/PMD/MME Editor Tutorials Update***BROKEN LINKS WILL BE FIXED, PLEASE BE PATIENT***
INSTALLATION GUIDE for MMD, MME, PMD, PMX, MMM (including download links): http://browse.deviantart.com/art/Installation-Guide-for-MMD-MME-PMD-PMX-and-MMM-325640079
MMD DOWNLOAD LINK FOR MMD Files: http://learnmmd.com/downloads/
PMD EDITOR VER 0139 and 0219 ENGLISH TRANSLATION: PMDEditor 0139 and 0219 english translation
MME DOWNLOAD: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/beta183/blomaga/ar491222
VMD SPECTRUM PROGRAM DOWNLOAD: https://bowlroll.net/file/1566
Some users made a Tumblr page to help others!: http://free-mmd-help.tumblr.com/
WINDOWS 10 USERS: http://lumialle.deviantart.com/art/About-MMD-PMDE-on-Windows-10-549824607
PAINT TOOL SAI 2 BETAYOU GUYS KGJSKLGJSLKGJ I AM SO EXCITED OMFG /SOBS/ I JUST FOUND PAINT TOOL SAI 2 BETA VERSION AND I LOVE IT OMFG
I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL BECAUSE ILY AND UM-- I THINK ALL US SAI LOVERS SHOULD EXPERIENCE THE UPDATE B)
you can read more about it AND download it here--
--and for a really easy walkthrough of what to download use this link--
some of the new features include-
64 bit/multi-core supportFont tool with text layersBigger canvases! Up to 100,000 x 100,000px canvas size for 64 bitBigger max brush size (up to 5000px)Circle and line rulersPerspective ruler (guide lines for 1 - 3 point perspective)Select/edit multiple layers at onceUpgrade for free if you already have a SAI 1 li
Valentine's Day Beromimi [RAFFLE] - WINNERTHE RAFFLE IS OVER!
And the winner iiiiis.........
Thank you all so much!
I didn't expect so many people joining!! ////
I'm very grateful ;;//////;; <3
Valentines Day is near and I drew some Valentine Beros~
To celebrate it I decided to give away one Beromimi to one lucky raffle winner!
After the raffle ends on Valentine's Day, I'll put the rest of Beros on sale.
What can I win?
One of this cuties you prefer!
Information about Beromimis
What do I do to enter the raffle?
uninteresting facts abt me(if you steal this from me don't tag me, there's no need to)
001. Real name → -
002. Nickname → Skrill, Sleepykinq
003. Status → taken
004. Zodiac sign → Virgo
005. Male or female → male
006. Elementary → -
007. Middle School → -
008. High School → dropped out, I might get back soon
009. Smart → I wish
010. Hair color → black n green
011. Long or short → short
012. Loud or Quiet → quiet
013. Sweats or Jeans → jeans
014. Phone or Camera → camera
015. Health freak → nah
016. Drink or Smoke? → nah
017. Do you have a crush on someone? nah I'm already taken
018. Eat or Drink → eat
019. Piercings → I'm planning on getting one soon
020. Tattoos → I wish, but I prefer to wait a few years first
021. Favorite color → green
022. favorite animal → Catto
023. First piercing → soon maybe
024. First best friend → can't remember properly
Collection: My Little Pony plz - Mane Cast 1/2Hello, my sexy ponies!
Yes, I totally stole that greeting from the adorable :iconkezzi-rose: whose profile you should definitely visit. I have never seen a cuter one on deviantArt
This is a collection of so-called plz-accounts related to the animated television series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". If you have not seen it yet, this is your first step in joining the herd. Just watch the Pilot Episode and see if it can win your sympathy The original collection comes from MLPFiMplz, but it has not been updated in a while, so I thought I make it 20% cooler
Since the size of a Journal entry is limited to 60KB, I had to split the collection:
Mane Cast 1/2: Greeting; Explanations; Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Apple
Find Your Homestuck Troll Blood Color!Yeah so here is how it works! You need to figure out your sun sign, and your moon sign. There is a calculator similar to this one out there, but it doesn't take in account jade bloods or mutants. This also doesn't require rounding. Hussie has already stated that the only troll blood colors that exist are the ones we have seen in the comic + lime. I also had to take in account that the jade blood color is rare, but the odds of getting jade with the distribution unadjusted are extremely high, so I figured out a way to make it work so it makes sense. I also took in account that fuchsia blood is extremely rare, and so is being mutant. The distribution that I am working with is a pyramid. I'll explain the breakdown at the end.
If you don't know your sun sign, click here: http://www.astrology-online.com/persn.htm
If you don't know your moon sign, click here: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp
Next you need to add up the values of