I have been scoring films for a couple of years now and I have been having a great time with it.
I was enrolled in Brooks Institute of Photography when I realized my passion for music. I played Saxophone at the age of 11. I picked it up quick. Soon I was transposing John Williams scores, learned by ear, for my entire 6th grade band. High school band was a joke. The teacher was a moron. We'd spend 30 minutes tuning our instruments, I was forced to sit 2nd chair to a senior, even though I was much better than he was. And I think my band teacher sold my saxophone because it was taken from my band locker and he had the only keys. After high school, I moved to Venice Beach, CA. Had some really tough times. Ate at a community kitchen for a couple months. Found the coolest dog in the world in Ohio on a cross country trip. Got accepted to Brooks Institute of Photography two years later. Went to Brooks for a year and a half before realizing that music, not film, was my passion. I graduated from Brooks in 2005 and moved back to LA. I score feature / short films. Thanks for your interest...feel free to drop me a line. Nick
I arrange all of my music on Pro Tools and Logic. The library is a midi sampler called Symphonic Orchestra Gold. It is an incredible library sold by East West. You can find it on www.soundsonline.com and if you have the extra cash you should also check out their choir program. Unbelievable!
Danny Elfman, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Slipknot, Brahams, Beethoven, Grieg, Metallica, Green Day, Peter Cetera, The Deftones, Rancid, Mudvayne, Mozart, Fleetwood Mac, Earth Wind & Fire, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, James Taylor, The Dead Kennedy's, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Rage, GNR, Soundgarden, STP, and both resulting bands. Ol' Blue Eyes, Radiohead, Nirvana, Mussorgsky, John Phillip Sousa, The Birdmen of Alcatraz, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, The Beastie Boys, Alice in Chains, Sublime, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Theloneus Monk, Dizzy Gilespe, Doc Severenson (spelling?), Karl Denson, Julia Field, Kool Kieth, MacNaMerra, 311, A Perfect Circle, Handel, Hyden, Tool, Queen, The Stones, Rick Rubin, Wu Tang Clan, Incubis, Crooklyn Dodgers, The Greyboy Allstars, The Roots, The X - Men, The Scratch Pickelz, BT, Akira Yamaoka, Iggy Popp, Tom Waits, The Cure, Bob Marley, Cake, Ween, B.B. King, R.L. Burnside, Eric Clapton, Jim Croche, Niel Diamond, Janes Addiction, and all other forms of Janes Addiction, Weezer, NIN, Tricky, and Mad Season. I could go on, but this would take forever.
I use a Apple G5 Dual 2, Alesis 820 DSP Prolinear Studio Monitors, Tascam FW-1884 mixer, M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 keyboard/midi controller, and the best piece of equipment in my entire collection...the M BOX!