….. FOR FILM, TV, TRAILERS AND GAMES.
Christian has taken some time out of his busy schedule to try and (loosely) recreate his demo ‘Dawn Z’ (for the newly released HZ01 epic percussion library) in this video tutorial walkthrough to demonstrate how he would approach drum arrangements of this type.
Here’s the original piece:
…and here’s the walkthrough film:
IN A RARE APPEARANCE WITH BOTH PAUL AND CHRISTIAN, THEY TALK IN DEPTH ABOUT THE GENESIS OF SPITFIRE AND THE HANS ZIMMER PERCUSSION PROJECT.
This is an an exclusive extract from the HZ Percussion Featurette.
Final Weeks Before Completion
In the final few weeks one suddenly realises how much of a build and it’s appearance of level completion is purely aesthetic touches and finishes, and how this aspect is relatively quick and easy by comparison to the months of floating, studding, reinforcing and wiring! All in all things went very smoothly for the final weeks, the appearance of the fabric entirely catching me out! The system used is a new ingenious stretching system that required placing of plastic grip brackets around a timber frame. This system is excellent not only because it’s quick and easy. But it does away with the need to construct stretch and staple fabric to individual panels that then have to be attached to the walls. It also means if there’s any discolouration or a change of heart, the material can be cut out and replaced fairly simply.
Chris Walls of Munro Acoustics said:
“The tracking system is just a plastic extrusion supplied by RPG. Nothing particularly clever about it. The fabric is from Camira Fabrics and is “stuffed” in to the tracking with a special tool.”
We also began the tie wiring (undertaken by a chap named Paul Brewer). Having learned from previous builds that you can only future proof so much (Thunderbolt, who would have thought eh?). That we needed to include ample cavities for additional cabling that we can pull through a brush plate.
HERE’S THE SCHEMATIC OF THE TIE-LINES:
AND STANLEY’S PLAN FOR MY STUDIO.
As you can see in the video, I had to move in slightly prematurely and through the genius that is the Tileyard team, was up and running in less that 36 hours!
A little tip from me (this snag took 1 infuriating week to fix) if you’re using Apple Cinema Displays you’ll need a booster if your machine’s in a different room. A fact that was agonisingly reached after investing in posher and posher cables, moving kit around, re seating cables…. I think we blew on the a lot too. No… you just need a booster. Something to do with the dual link DVI or something (I think if I understand it, it’s effectively two monitor feeds down one cable).
Week 12 & 13
Week 12 & 13 brings us ever closer to being able to move in, with floors going down and painting being completed in the main rooms alongside the comms cupboard. We also saw the installation of walnut panels at the sides of the rooms with suitable connectors for the surround speakers. We also saw brackets go up to support the weight of large walnut diffusors which are to go above the back wall of the studios.