Music by composer Peter Weis placed in the show Wreck Chasers. You can hear the cue at the beginning and end of the clip with the Wreck Chasers logo.
This is a video reel of some of my music being used on TV. One of my favorites is the SNL parody of MTV’s Sweet 16 with Scarlett Johansen. The full skit isn’t in the video but you should definitely go browsing for it on youtube.com. Its worth a good laugh.
Music for film trailers grabs our attention. It pulls us in and often combined with the editing makes the movie look a lot better then it is. I have been studying this style of music for a while now. The two things that stand out the most are the energy and the dramatic changes the music can go through in such a small amount of time. The music is usually made to follow the highlights of the film. The music can showcase drama, high energy, emotion, action and power all in 60 seconds. Below is one of my takes on “Trailer Music”
I also edited a short video together using some of my favorite quotes about music.
I have been trying to get to this for a few years now. Every year in the past something would come up. What could express the love and joy of Christmas time more then the sound of TUBAS. Today at NY’s Rockefeller Center a few hundred Tuba, Sousaphone, and Euphonium players got together to play Christmas Carols.
(Total reading time 1 minute)
Thinking again about the story of The Alchemist which I read a few months ago. If you haven’t read it yet put it on your list. It is easy to understand and filled with simple wisdom that speaks to people every where.
Thats all I have to say.
I came across this youtube video last night while browsing twitter. Foo Fighter and Nirvana start Dave Grohl takes us on a candid tour of his studio and talks about how the home studio was used to record their last album. The control they used for mixing was not perfect, the room they used to record drums was nothing more then an almost empty sheet rocked garage, and even the drums used wasn’t to great. And yet as Dave talks to us we hear how it was the crap, the dirt, the small imperfections that make their sound what it is.
Despite what you read in then newspaper or see on Tv today is not a day that can be explained by words only remembered in each of our own ways.
The only thing that even comes to mind is John Rutter’s Requiem. This is the part of a much longer work.
NBA Highlights From 1987
(Total Reading time less then 1 minute)
The cue used in this video is from a reggaetone project I did a few years ago. The cue it self has been used in many places. I came across this video while randomly browsing basket videos from the NBA channel. You know your write a lot of music when you randomly start hearing on videos you find on youtube.
In 2001 I had my first piece of music used in a television show on MTV called Undressed. The song “Let Me Hit That” was produced earlier in the year by myself and written by rapper Seldom Seen.
The production was done almost entirely on a 61 key Korg Triton and transferred to Protools 5.1 LE running on an Apple G4. It is always amazing to look back and see how far the technology has grown in such a short time.
This is a trailer for my friend Jeff”s documentary, The Odd Couple. Jeff and I grew up in the same neighborhood. When he emailed me a few weeks ago about needing a replacement hip hop track for something he couldn’t get clearance on I jumped at the chance to help him. It is important to help the people around you that are working towards similar goals. I look forward to working with Jeff in the future on more of his projects. Jeff is also a pretty awesome photographer you can check out his company Box Of Dreamz for more information.
The Odd Couple Thesis Film – click to watch the trailer.
That’s all I have to say