So, it’s been a pretty busy time. I am preparing for a move to a new home for starters. Always exciting. Can’t you just feel my excitement? Yeah, didn’t think so. It’s a subtle sensation. It’ll be a lot of work, but after the dust clears, it should be a good thing. But the actual process of moving is never really fun, is it?
I am currently back in California for a few days, sitting in the guest room of my longtime friend and bandmate Jeff Diehm’s house. I’m here for rehearsals with our band The Last Dance and also to do a short set with Jeff’s solo project Autumn Cannibals which I highly recommend. The Last Dance and Autumn Cannibals will be performing at DragonCon in Atlanta on September 2nd.
Over the last couple of weeks, months, whatever it’s been since I last blogged, I did music for a local producer named Robert Kaufmann who is putting together a video music program to be called “The Rock Channel”. I did the intro/credit music for it and will be posting a snippet of that very soon. I also did music for a promotional video for an organization that I am a member of called IFASA IFASA stands for The Independent Film Assoc. of Southern Arizona and is an organization dedicated to promoting the Arizona film industry. You can see and hear the video here.
After my move is done, it should be right about the time for me to start work on 2 film scores. I will be working on Director/Special Makeup FX Artist Michael Peterson’s Ashes Of Seraphim and on Tyee Matthew’s “High School Hell”
Eventually, I also hope to continue working towards getting my certificate of completion from a U.K. based media composition course called Music For The Media that I have been working on and off on for a couple of years. MFTM is a real-world composition course dedicated to helping both beginning and experienced composers learn more about composing in a variety of media situations, everything from commercials and corporate training videos to film and animation work. It’s run and tutored by actual working composers and is a great way to learn about this field and why it takes more than just the ability to play or even write music well to navigate it. Highly recommended!
Wow. I think that about covers things. Now it’s time for lunch!