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G4/Pro Tools on the Tour Bus
While on the road, the NIN tour bus is regularly stocked with a media lab for both audio and video editing, including a rack-mounted Power Mac G4 with a Pro Tools rig in it.
On the Fragility tour, Sheridan managed everything to do with filming for the DVD, from setting up the cameras to capturing the live energy of the band, to editing clips of the tour in Final Cut Pro for the website. We filmed the last several shows with about seven different Canon XL1 digital cameras, says Reznor.
Everybody in our camp is Mac and thats it. Weve adopted a pretty purist attitude, says Reznor.
Reznor and Sheridan then went on to spend another year following the Fragility tour learning Final Cut Pro and cutting and editing a live DVD from the NIN tour footage. The DVD, entitled And All That Could Have Been was released in December 2002. Its was an experiment and an excuse to kind of dig into Final Cut and see what happened, says Reznor.
Looking to Score
Reznors experience in movie making had already extended into working on soundtracks for some major motion pictures, plus scoring music for a popular video game. I did Natural Born Killers, and Lost Highway for David Lynch, says Reznor, but Ive really no interest in doing any more compilation albums. The only thing Id want to do these days is actual scoring.
Id love for David Cronenberg to call me on the phone and say, Score a film, he adds. Reznors spooky, atmospheric sound would blend well with the film making style of the creator of films like Crash, Naked Lunch and The Fly.
Quake was fun because they didnt want hard-rock goofy music going through the game, explains Reznor, it was all about atmosphere at the time.
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