Over the past few months I have been participating in a podcast with Scott Murray and Joel Lewis called Movie Mumble, hosted by Nerds That Geek (also available on iTunes). We take turns picking a movie, then we watch it together, and then talk about it for the podcast. I composed an original theme, and then for each episode, I do a version of the theme that fits the film we are watching (check the media player to listen to the themes). Here is our ‘Welcome‘ episode to give you and idea of what to expect. For our first cycle of films, we watched ‘Dragon Lord‘ (Joel’s pick), ‘The Sky Crawlers‘ (Scott’s pick), and ‘Koyaanisqatsi‘ (my pick). We also recorded a ‘Cycle One Recap‘ and two special episodes: ‘The Room‘ and ‘The Disaster Artist‘.
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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 while back, I joined a group on Facebook that does competitions for composers every few weeks. This was the description of the most recent challenge:
A Jeep chase through the jungle, enemies starting close behind you, then falling out of sight. Just when you think you are safe, the enemies approach you from a place you didn’t expect!
The ending should tell us the story of how the chase ends!
My submission, Jungle Jeep Chase, won!
Check out the write-up that Sam McLean did on his website. You should follow him and listen to his music, too. It’s great!
This past weekend (1/23/15-1/25/15), I participated in the Global Game Jam at DU. I had the opportunity to compose music for two great games, made by two great groups of guys!
Space Drone was written for Memories of Earth, and Space Shooter was written for Invaders from Sector 255. Under “GAMES” are links to the game profiles, and in the media player are recordings of the music. Enjoy!