Day: September 3, 2020

Sound Design Secrets From ‘Modern Family’s Peter Bawiec

Sound designer Peter Bawiec has worked on prime-time comedies like Modern Family and American Housewife, films like Midway, and the Blockbuster podcast. During a conversation with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about sound design, Bawiec revealed a few behind-the-scenes tricks used to achieve particular sounds in movies and television. 

Aaron Eckhart, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Luke Kleintank, Roland Emmerich, Luke Evans, and Nick Jonas
Aaron Eckhart, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Luke Kleintank, Roland Emmerich, Luke Evans, and Nick Jonas | MARK RALSTON/AFP

Sound designers have the power to make audiences feel things 

When Bawiec was young, he resisted the art of sound design. “I was terrified of the history and of the world [of sound],” he told us.

After he came to the United States, Bawiec had a change of heart. “I decided this is really what I wanted to do,” he said. Bawiec embraced the “misunderstood” and “subtle” art form of sound design, studying it at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. 

“It

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Target Is Selling Woven Raffia Pumpkins That’ll Upgrade Your Fall Decor

From House Beautiful

Some people prefer an extravagant display of autumn decor, while others go for a more low-key seasonal aesthetic. Thankfully, Target caters to both. The decorative raffia pumpkins the retailer is selling right now, though, are a find that anyone part of the latter group would love.

The light brown pumpkins from Threshold feature a woven raffia texture, making them the perfect addition to any neutral-toned space. They come in two sizes: 6.5 inches by 6 inches and 7 inches by 8 inches. The smaller one costs $10 and the larger one is $15. You can display one or multiple in the same size, or buy both sizes to create a faux corner-of-a-pumpkin-patch look.

These subtle yet stunning decorative pumpkins can be placed on a console, shelf, side table, along the edges of your front door, or even (a safe distance!) near the fireplace. You can also pair

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Meet the secret weapon for fighting the pandemic: Interior architects

Almost exactly 40 years ago, I got my first job in architecture: Not as an underpaid draftsman for some Pritzker Prize-winning architect or as an editorial assistant at a glossy design magazine, but as a lowly office clerk for an interiors and architecture firm in San Francisco.

One of my duties was to feed drawings into the blueprint machine. Noxious fumes would emanate from the machine, making my nose wrinkle. After copies of the blueprints came out, I would roll them up and deliver them, on foot, to nearby offices. Such was the state of architectural technology, circa 1980.

Yet my grunt work at the firm Whisler-Patri, and a later gig doing public relations for another San Francisco design firm, taught me a lesson that’s taking on fresh relevance as landlords and tenants scramble to remake offices in response to the coronavirus pandemic: Interior architecture matters.

What is interior architecture?

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VW ID.4 Shows Off Its Bold Exterior Design Ahead Of Debut



a close up of a car: Volkswagen ID.4 Front 3/4


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Volkswagen ID.4 Front 3/4

It’ll be Volkswagen’s first ID model in the US.

We’re confident Volkswagen is days away from fully revealing the ID.4. Earlier this month, the German automaker said a debut would happen “in a matter of weeks.” Time is ticking, but today, the company is showing off the crossover’s exterior. VW takes the curvy styling of the smaller ID.3 and stretches it over the larger vehicle. It features a broad face, a raked windshield, and super-short overhangs.

However, the crossover’s shape is about more than style. It’s functional, too. VW was able to give the ID.4 a 0.28 drag coefficient. VW achieved this with the shape of the crossover’s body and passenger compartment. At the rear, the taillight clusters and large roof spoiler work together

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Gun-toting St. Louis couple’s dark vision if Trump loses: ‘Your family will not be safe’

A white St. Louis couple criminally charged for waving guns during a Black Lives Matter protest outside their home says Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would invite unchecked lawlessness into American suburbs.

Mark and Patty McCloskey on Monday at the Republican National Convention reinforced the theme outlined in President Donald Trump’s campaign ads. The Republican is painting his opponent as complicit with rioting and violence that has taken place in some cities in recent months amid racial justice protests, the vast majority of which have been peaceful.

Patty McCloskey says, “They want to abolish the suburbs altogether by ending single-family home zoning.” She says the actions “would bring crime, lawlessness and low-quality apartments into thriving suburban neighborhoods.”

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New Dwelling Designs To Build In Melbourne

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