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The Sweet Sound of “Silents” February 29, 2012

“The Artist” cleaned up at the Academy Awards Sunday night, winning five Oscars including the top prize for best picture. How is it that a black-and-white movie with virtually no dialogue walked away with so much acclaim? Everything old is new again. WMS media was a bit ahead of this year’s Oscar winner, “The Artist,” by employing the now novel silent-picture technique way back in 1986 in our featured video this month. In our cacophonous society we’re all bombarded with…

Ballet San Jose on Our Award-winner February 10, 2012

Developed as a sales tool, our award-winning video (honored by CreaTV San Jose last month) offers a surprising look with different sounds and movements usually not associated with ballet. And viewers get a rare peak at the dancers back stage and in rehearsal. Roy Hirabayashi wrote the music for this piece which consists solely of drumming performed by San Jose Taiko. The edits cut to the accelerating visceral beat build drama and excitement. “Of course, we’re using it in our…

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