lynda.com Explores Artist Mark Mothersbaugh’s Creative Odyssey in New Documentary
Award-Winning Composer, Musician, and Co-Founder of DEVO Discusses Process and Influences
DEVO, creators of music videos a half a decade before MTV, set a trajectory for Mark that led him to write musical scores for film and TV — perhaps most famously for the theme to Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Rugrats, opening the floodgates to more work and collaboration with other artists including his brother and fellow DEVO band member, Bob Mothersbaugh. The new lynda.com documentary explores this innovator who lists among his clients the Oscar-nominated film director Wes Anderson and Sony Pictures Animation, writing musical scores for animated films including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Mark’s musical arrangements have set the melodic themes for audiences listening to everything from 100-piece orchestras written into the scores for a range of projects from independent foreign films to an array of TV commercials.
“We wanted to capture Mark’s impressive artistic range in our profile,” says Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com. “Not only as an homage to a gifted, contemporary artist, but to inspire others to consider collaboration and innovation using music and multiple media streams as components of expression.”
lynda.com is the most popular computer-skill educational site online, offering tens of thousands of straightforward, comprehensive instructional videos. The website offers a subscription-based service called the Online Training Library®, as well as CD- and DVD-based video training spanning hundreds of courses and thousands of topics that provide computer and technology skills. The lynda.com Online Training Library® is also available via the free lynda.com iPhone App.
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