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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18


      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.


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  4. Rate "The Adventures of Tintin"!

    I've rated the movie only 3,5 because I find the images beautiful, the story-telling well done, but I think some traits of humor are not too in the Herge spirit. Moreover, the falcon pursuit sequence is too improbable to my taste. But the overall cinematography is superb, and I especially liked the sand, the fire, the water, the glass and the texture of the clothes, which are fabulous. I've rated the score as heard in the film 4: I love the main theme with that jazzy touch and the cartoonesque main title sequence, and some other sequences music+images are absolutely superb (the battle). But I hear a lot of other Williams's scores when I hear the score: it makes me think in particular to Indy & The Last Crusade, Indy & The Crystal Skull, and Harry Potter (the philosopher's stone theme). I've rated the score on the CD 4 as well, for the same reasons as above: the score is very entertaining, but not original. That being said, to me it's still a very good film music score, and the film is very enjoyable: time goes by without being noticed, and at the end, I wanted the film to continue!
  5. Hi! For my own use, I've developed a software to generate punches and streamers, because I've found no other easy-to-use punches and streamers generator for Windows. It works by opening an avi video file, defining key-points (streamer & punch, flutters or visual clix). It is possible to add timecodes, chronometers, free texts, even subtitles, create templates, create export templates, etc. Then, you can begin the rendering process and you get an avi file with all the markings you've defined. I don't know if this synchronization method is used much nowadays, and I don't know if it can be of any use to other composers, but since the software works pretty well for me, maybe some of you will be interested. It is NOT intended to replace professional softwares for this task (in particular because rendering is needed), but may be useful for younger composers or when the studio have not the proper hardware/software available to create punches and streamers. For those interested, I can give a link to the installer (English) and a (free) license key. (PM me, because I have no download server and the link changes when I update or fix bugs)
  6. Hello

    Hi! I like classical and contemporary music as well as film music in general, by John Williams, Danny Elfman and many others. I visit JWFan from time to time since 2004, and today I've decided to join the forum. Cheers!