Fantasy/Science Fiction - "Resident Evil" Trailer    

    1.    Scene Description - a very face paced trailer for the film, "Resident Evil."

    2.    Film Genre - Fantasy/Science Fiction

    3.    Music Genre - Electronic/dubstep

    4.    Mood - Driving, energetic, danger

    5.    Composition/Texture -  starts simple, quickly builds into a drop bass.

    6.    Instruments - Various synthesizers

    7.    I practiced composing over a copy of the footage which had no music; promotional use only



Documentary #2 - "Ocean Documentary"

    1.    Scene Description - Ocean documentary about the world under the sea.

    2.    Film Genre - Nature Documentary

    3.    Music Genre - Latin/Island Groove

    4.    Mood - Energetic, active, happy, playful

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Begins simply, builds in complexity

    6.    Instruments - Percussion/Drum Set, Piano, Electric Bass, Strings

​    7.    I practiced composing over a copy of the footage which had no music; promotional use only


Documentary #1 - "Ocean Documentary" 

    1.    Scene Description - Ocean documentary about the world

           under the sea.

    2.    Film Genre - Nature Documentary

    3.    Music Genre - Zen music

    4.    Mood - Peaceful, relaxed, zen music

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Very simple

    6.    Instruments - Piano

​    7.    I practiced composing over a copy of the footage which had no music; promotional use only


Comedy - T.V. Series Intro

    1.    Scene Description - Intro credits to the T.V. series, "Parks & Recreation"

    2.    Film Genre - Comedy T.V. Series

    3.    Music Genre - Rock

    4.    Mood - Energetic, happy, playful

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Simple

    6.    Instruments - Piano, Synth Bass, Drums, Clavichord, Electric Piano, Tenor Sax

​    7.    I practiced composing over a copy of the intro which had no music; promotional use only


Action/Suspense - Battle Scene

    1.    Scene Description - battle scene from "The Mummy." 

    2.    Film Genre - Action/Suspense

    3.    Music Genre - Orchestral Film Score

    4.    Mood - Energetic, driving, danger, suspenseful

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Oscillates between simple and complex

    6.    Instruments - Full Orchestra (strings, brass, percussion, piano, & choir)

    7.   I practiced composing over pre-production footage which had no music; promotional use only



Film & Television Scores

​Note:   All the clips above contain my original compositions, but I was not contracted to write the scores for all these films.  I simply used some of the clips to demonstrate my ability to write for film.  However, I was contracted to write the scores for "Illyanica," "LIGO Generations,"  "Content Under Pressure," "Grounded," and "Balloon Loons." 

Drama - "Overwood"

    1.    Scene Description: Emily returns to her childhood home after many years.

    2.    Film Genre - Horror

    3.    Music Genre - Electronic Film Score

    4.    Mood - creepy, mysterious, scary

    5.    Composition/Texture -  mostly complex

    6.    Instruments - Piano, Various Synthesizers

    7.    Contracted to compose by Scott Cobb (Filmmaker)



Biographical Documentary - "Content Under Pressure"

    1.    Scene Description - intro sequence and action scene for the biopic, "Content Under Pressure."

    2.    Film Genre - Folk/Instrumental

    3.    Music Genre - Documentary Film Score

    4.    Mood - Happy

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Simple, but layered with different instruments

    6.    Instruments - Piano, Cello, Percussion, Flugelhorn, Accordion

​    7.    Contracted to compose by Jing Yang (Filmmaker)







COMING SOON




Action/Drama - T.V. Series Intro

    1.    Scene Description - Intro sequence to the HBO series, "Rome."

    2.    Film Genre - Action/Drama T.V. Series

    3.    Music Genre - Orchestral/Electronic Film Score

    4.    Mood - energetic, driving, danger, militaristic 

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Mostly complex

    6.    Instruments - Percussion, Flute, Strings, Brass, Bells, Synth Piano,

           Synth Brass, Synthesizers, Vocals, & Other Sound Effects

    7.    I practiced composing over a copy of the intro which had no music; promotional use only




Animation/Cartoon - "Balloon Loons"

    1.    Scene Description - The balloons try to get a job at a birthday party.

    2.    Film Genre - Comedy

    3.    Music Genre - Funk/Rock

    4.    Mood - upbeat, energetic, fun 

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Driving Rock Beat

    6.    Instruments - drums, bass, horns, organ, synthesizers

    7.    Ending Credits Theme composed by Jacob Dupre

    8.    Contracted to compose by Connor Murphy (Animator)




Horror/Psycological Thriller - "Ilyianica"

    1.    Scene Description - Ilyanica, who is having post-trumatic stress from a water-boarding incident, tortures herself.

    2.    Film Genre - Horror/Suspense

    3.    Music Genre - Horror film score

    4.    Mood - Scary, creepy, tense.  

    5.    Composition - Relatively active and energetic.  Slowly builds in intensity.

    6.    Instruments - Real Violin, Electric Cello, Synth/Keyboard  

    7.    Contracted to compose by Scott Cobb (Filmmaker)



Animated Short - "Grounded"

    1.    Plot - A bird goes on a journey to find its flock and fights to protect an egg along the way.

    2.    Film Genre - Animation

    3.    Music Genre - Latin/Caribbean, Orchestral Film Score

    4.    Mood - Ranging from joyful to somber; hopeful to fearful.

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Light and grooving during calmer moments, but heavy and brooding during the action scene

    6.    Instruments - Orchestra with drum set; latin instrumentation including electric piano, electric bass, flute, and many types of percussion.

    7.    Contracted to compose by Connor Murphy (Animator)

Horror/Thriller - "The Mansons"

    1.    Scene Description: Charles Manson and his followers rob an unsuspecting couple in their home..

    2.    Film Genre - Horror

    3.    Music Genre - Orchestral Film Score

    4.    Mood - creepy, mysterious, scary

    5.    Composition/Texture -  mostly complex

    6.    Instruments - Full Orchestra (woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, harp, celesta)

​    7.    I practiced composing over a copy of the footage which had no music; promotional use only



Documentary - "LIGO Generations"

                       1. Scene Description - Photo sequence from

                            the documentary, "LIGO Generations."
2. Film Genre - Science Documentary
3. Music Genre - New Orleans/Stride
4. Mood - Upbeat, happy
5. Composition/Texture - Jazz piano trio
6. Instruments - piano, bass, drums

                       7. Contracted to compose by Over the Sun, LLC.



                          


Drama (Dialogue) - "Ilyanica" 

    1.    Scene Description -  Ilyanica admits to Erica that she has been suffering from depression.  They come to the conclusion that Ilyanica needs help.

    2.    Film Genre - Drama (Intimate Dialogue)

    3.    Music Genre - Piano & Cello Duet

    4.    Mood - Begins as sad, melancholic, and emotional.  Slowly changes to hopeful, happy, and joyful.

    5.    Composition/Texture -  Simple, soft, gentle

    6.    Instruments - Electric Cello & Piano

    7.    Contracted to compose by Scott Cobb (Filmmaker)