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EP 228 - Exploring Silent Film Era Drums and Traps with Nick White

Nick White has the worlds largest collection of Silent Film Trap instruments, and he recently used them in the Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon. Nick shares some of his favorite instruments and sounds in this episode including automotive, train, animal, impact, and comedy sound effects, plus many more. Nick was on the show over 200 episodes ago and now he is back with more instruments and knowledge than ever before!

This "pre-talkie" period in movie history is fascinating and was a completely different than the world of working drummers we live in now. Each theater would have one (or more) drummers on staff to bring the motion pictures to life, but it all ended in 1927. It is also great to hear Nick discuss his time working on the most recent Martin Scorcese film, Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and the scene Nick is in also features our old friend, Paul Wells.

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and be sure to check out this episode on YouTube to see the video of all the instruments:

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