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Hi Everyone,
I'm FINALLY finished studying composition in university right now. I'd like to quickly share a couple of few film scores I did as part of the composition program there. The course is called 'composing for film' and we partner with animators at Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario.

The first one is called Scrap Metal and it is set in post apocalyptic New York.
http://vimeo.com/23246965

The second is called Night Light and you may have seen it already.
http://vimeo.com/41219207

Ragen 
https://vimeo.com/63661616

Ballin'
http://vimeo.com/64788018
I am also working on a research project as part of my degree requirements. I am specifically soliciting for gamers to send me their original compositions for academic purposes only. I posted a recruitment thread in the appropriate forum but I do not know that I articulated myself clearly. Anyway, have a look and see if you are interested. The more the merrier!!! If interested, read that thread for specific instructions on how to proceed.

http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42600

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Hi Everyone,

I'm studying composition in university right now. I'd like to quickly share a couple of film scores I did as part of the composition program there. The course is called 'composing for film' and we partner with animators at Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario.

The first one is called Scrap Metal and it is set in post apocalyptic New York.

http://vimeo.com/23246965

The second is called Night Light and you may have seen it already.

http://vimeo.com/41219207

I am also working on a research project as part of my degree requirements. I am specifically soliciting for gamers to send me their original compositions for academic purposes only. I posted a recruitment thread in the appropriate forum but I do not know that I articulated myself clearly. Anyway, have a look and see if you are interested. The more the merrier!!! If interested, read that thread for specific instructions on how to proceed.

http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42600

Wowowowow. I'm going to Sheridan (for computer programming, but still), and I saw that 'Night Light' one on Reddit a while ago! Frisson all up my spine, the whole time. Very well done!

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Jaxo,

send me a PM. I'll just make your parents scan and send me a consent form and we'll be good to go.

Oh, here is another film I just finished. For this film, I had to go with a similar 'feel' to 'moonrise kingdom' by Alexandre Desplat. I eventually ended up doing my own thing for the film score, but the challenge with this project was that the score needed to sound like it was composed and then the animation was fit around it. It is an almost continual build of music with one break so I had to spend countless skype and facebook sessions with the animator as we both collaborated to time everything up perfectly. I did many rewrites / adjustments on this project but the result was worth it.

For the score, I used mainly the East West Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold for the orchestral sounds as well as one track from Garritan Personal Orchestra sound library. The guitar. I didn't have access to another sound library with a guitar and during the course of composing, the guitar part went from being playable to being not really playable at all so I had to get the computer to do it! I moved the Garritan VSTi DLL file to my Cubase VST plugin folder. I felt like such a nerd getting Garritan to load in cubase as well as finale.

The singing is me and my two friends each taking multiple takes of the vocal line. I used a Shure SM57 and an AT2035. Three baritones can sound like a male chorus! My brother mixed everything which was necessary with such an ambitious project. Full orchestra and male chorus is a formidable force, even if half of it is synth. I credit the high quality EWQLSO samples for maintaining such great clarity.

The chanting part was my friend Sam's creation. I wrote out the rhythm I wanted for it and he made up the 'language' for it. He also voiced the whole thing. Super talented guy!

One thing I'm realizing is that my habit of writing in finale and then producing everything in cubase afterwords is incredibly time consuming. I would have saved myself many hours had I simply started the project in the sequencer. I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait until sequencers have a very usable and intuitive notation interface. I don't mind editing midi control data in list edit but I prefer to actually see the pitches and rhythms I am notating.

http://vimeo.com/sprogis/ragen

There is one more film in the pipe currently which was super fun. I had to emulate the JRPG style battle music for one cue which was really rad. I miced up a Peavey Rage 158 with a Sure SM57 and got that wonderful 'midi guitar tone' with a real instrument! It was so perfect **GRIN** If I'm allowed, I'll post it when it is done.

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