64 – Interview – Ken and His World of Sound

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We get together with Ken and talk about sound and the industry…

Ken McGrath's Recording Setup

Post Factum:

Bob opens & introduces J-Dean…

…and he shares a bit about his day job & then Ken McGrath return guest & (Hangout regular) joins in & the guys launch into SFX in TV & films.

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Along the way they mention:

Then Bob asks Ken from CTV & a part-time instructor at BCIT about the differences in sound technology over the years. Some of the subjects crossed:

The part where they talk about centralizing News & or Culture & how it becomes less relevant or less informative & less representative.  Next they segue into the Rob Ford story… you had to guess they’d get there:

and then a few old guys talk about the weather for awhile… Finally they segue into what Ken is watching now:

  • Ultimate Force – ITV – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.4 – 1119 users

With references to:

  • Top Gun – 1986 – IMDB: 6.7 – 157 500 users
  • Aliens – 1986 – IMDB: 8.5 – 331 800 users
  • Flashpoint – CTV / CBS – 5 seasons – IMDB: 7.2 – 10 700 users

The part where Bob talks about a new approach to working with his clients as Ken continues to compare & contrast the stronger UK show vs the more melodramatic US show:

  • The Unit – CBS – 4 seasons – IMDB: 7.6 – 12 600 users

Next the guys segue into:

  • A Touch Of Cloth – Sky1 – 2 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 1422 users

Satirical take on:

  • A Touch Of Frost – ITV – 15 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 2802 users
  • CSI – CBS – 13 seasons – 14th/2013 – IMDB: 7.7 – 52 400 users
  • Prime Suspect – ITV – 7 seasons – IMDB: 8.0 – 2800 users

Written by Charlie Brooker of:

Also mentioned in a fast paced fashion:

  • Television Host: Larry King
  • LK’s sad replacement: Piers Morgan
  • Airplane – 1980 – IMDB: 7.8 – 114 700 users
  • Actor: John Hannah
  • Four Weddings & A Funeral – 1994 – IMDB: 7.0 – 82 900 users
  • Spartacus – Starz – 3 seasons + 1 miniseries – IMDB: 8.7 – 113 508 users
  • Naked Gun – 1988 – IMDB: 7.5 – 81 400 users
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3 – 1994 – IMDB: 6.2 – 56 700 users
  • Police Squad! – ABC – 1 season – IMDB: 8.4 – 5500 users
  • The Office UK – BBC Two/BBC One –  2 seasons + 3 specials – IMDB: 8.6 – 44 600 users

Bob makes a prediction: a US version of A Touch Of Cloth in 1-2 years
Then Ken tangents into:

  • Derek – Channel 4 – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 7.9 – 5477 users

Which ignites Bob into talking about:

  • The Ricky Gervais Show (animated) – HBO/Channel 4 – 3 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 8488 users
  • (ECC: Actor: Karl Pilkington (pronounced – Pil – king – ton)
  • Actor: Stephen Merchant
  • Extras – BBC Two/BBC One – 2 seasons + 1 special – IMDB: 8.4 – 27 800 users
  • Life’s Too Short – BBC Two – 1 season + 1 special – IMDB: 7.3 – 6419 users

The part where the boys travel into Canadian weirdness like:

  • Trailer Park Boys – Showcase/SwearNet.com – 7 seasons – 8th/2014 + specials/movies – IMDB: 8.0 – 14 100 users
  • Kids In The Hall – CBC – 5 seasons – IMDB: 8.1 – 4200 users

Which reminds J-Dean of:

  • Legit – FX/FXX – 1 season – 2nd/2014 – IMDB: 7.8 – 2650 users

Like a less sitcomy & more dark edged:

  • Married… with Children – Fox – 11 seasons – IMDB: 8.1 – 56 500 users

Then Bob segues them into:

  • The Almighty Johnsons – TV3 – 3 seasons – IMDB: 7.7 – 1300 users

Ken’s Top Four Desert Island Shows:

The Bourne Trilogy:

  • The Bourne Identity – 2002 – IMDB: 7.9 – 282 000 users
  • The Bourne Supremacy – 2004 – IMDB: 7.7 – 238 800 users
  • The Bourne Ultimatum – 2007 – IMDB: 8.1 – 327 600 users

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy:

  • Fellowship Of The Ring – 2001 – IMDB: 8.8 – 799 800 users
  • The Two Towers – 2002 – IMDB: 8.7 – 694 100 users
  • The Return Of The King – 2003 – IMDB: 8.9 – 773 200 users
  • Numb3rs – CBS – 6 seasons – IMDB: 6.7 – 25 600 users
  • Justified – FX – 4 seasons – 5th/2014 – IMDB: 8.7 – 37 600 users

Bob adds another show to check out:

And J-Dean adds in yet another show:

  • 10 O’clock Live – Channel 4 – 3 seasons – IMDB: 7.0 – 342 users

Lastly:

Thanks to Ken on Google Plus for joining the show

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