As a shop of lifelong learners with varied backgrounds, we love to share our strengths with one another. Since adding a movie trailer editor to our team, we have learned to incorporate THE key element to every successful stand out trailer into our spots; sound design. All our edits, including movie tie-ins, are expertly sound designed during the first cut, as we understand how much of an impact the right sound design can have on the pacing, tone and overall experience of the piece. Here, we all learn from each other and live the no-rough-cut life!

And with the summer 2019 blockbuster season is coming to an end, here are our Top 5 must see movies of the summer …and a look back at some of our favorite movie tie-ins from the past:

#1- Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”

Brad Pitt. Leo. Margot Robbie. Tarantino. Pretty much a recipe for success in our book. The Guardian says it best when it comes to why we love Quentin“…there is much here that represents a film-maker at the top of his game. The delight he takes in the details that anchor the story in time and place: who else but Tarantino would include entire montages dedicated to vintage fonts? The heart-tugging music choices; the limber camerawork and tawny nostalgic warmth of Robert Richardson’s cinematography; every last juicy frame set at the Manson family hideout at the Spahn Movie Ranch. It’s a film that could only have been made by one man. Tarantino’s fear of replacement, the subtext of some of the more uneven passages in the film, is, for the moment, unfounded.”

#2- Disney’s “The Lion King”

Sr. Editor Rory Sheridan was dragged by his wife to see the Lion King (I never saw the more cartoon version growing up) and was sure he was going to hate it. But once it started, he was blown away by the animation and how awesome the actual movie was. And bonus points… his two year old loved it too. Hakuna Matata!

#3- “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”

Let’s be honest, no one here has seen this one yet. But It made our list because … Justin.

#4- Dexter Fletcher’s “Rocket Man”

1/2 full blown musical featuring TWENTY FOUR of his songs and 1/2 gut wrenching biopic was not what we were expecting but we loved learning more about Sir Elton (including that he partnered with a writer). And nice call on using “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” as the thread throughout. And fun fact… real life manger, John Reid, a reoccurring character in both Rocket Man and Bohemian Rhapsody were played by two former dead GoT characters: “Littlefinger” (Aiden Gillen) and Rob Stark (Richard Madden)

#5- “The Biggest Little Farm”

Everybody go see The Biggest Little Farm. A heartwarming story of trial and error, wild success and massive defeat, which all begins with a promise to a loved puppy. Absolutely beautifully shot and edited (by our friend and storyteller, Amy Overbeck), an amazing journey of a couple, guided by their dog, to start a completely sustainable farm. A place that could mimic nature. A fully symbiotic relationship between wild animals, livestock, plants and crops. Everything, working together. This is a documentary that will impress you, make you laugh, make you cry, and leave you genuinely inspired… John and Molly become family, and we are all better off having met them.

This post was written by Heather Roymans

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