During the most recent 48 Hour Film Festival, some of the music I composed didn’t get used, but I decided to post it here anyway. Some things to listen for: (1) At one point in the scene there is a reference to a mobile game that was very popular at the time. (2) Around the climax of the scene, a slow-motion “bullet-time” effect was used.
A lot has happened since the last time I posted in November.
I updated my bio.
Also, on Tuesday April 26th at 7:30, the Lamont Symphony Orchestra will be performing Astronauts vs. Aliens at their New Music Concert. I hope to see you there!
Please look under “VIDEOS” for a link to my latest composition, a score for a minute-and-a-half scene from the silent film He Who Gets Slapped.
Desolation began as a score for an animated horror film, but the project fell through. I decided to put it together without the visuals and add some of my own twists to the plot.
Our hero awakens suddenly. He does not remember where he is or how he got there, but he is surrounded by desolation. He gathers himself and tries to look for signs of hope. Just when he is about to give up, the military arrives. Just as they get our hero to safety, the source of the destruction makes itself known: a group of terrifying monsters. A fierce battle ensues, and just as the monsters are about to defeat the military, our hero’s unknown, inner power manifests itself in a glorious, blinding flash that disintegrates all of the monsters. Although, since this power is new to our hero and he has no control over it, he has also disintegrated the surviving members of the military, who were his would-be rescuers. He may be able to find a vehicle that still works, or at least a radio to call for help… but what does his future hold now that he has this strange new ability?
I’m Tim Girard, a Colorado composer, interested in writing music for film, television, and video games, as well as instrumental and choral music for the concert stage.
I have a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music.