This page is a collection of small projects, Re-scoring challenges, as well as the entries I have submitted in competition for the Indie Gathering (TIG) since 2010.  

 

***NEW CONTENT Alert (6/1/18)***

This is a sneak preview of my upcoming entry into the Indie Gathering 2018 Action Scoring competition.

I am very excited for this entry, it still has some parts that need polished but this year the competition board really stepped up their source material game.  A classic western has so many opportunities for large orchestra.  Saloon fights, comedy, drama....this one was special.   I am eager for the judging!

 

I really enjoyed this project! the challenge of matching period music to the a black and white film was a great opportunity to showcase my more traditional style and dedication to the orchestra.  This submission received a 4th place win!

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This is part 1 of 3 in a series of challenges to re-score random existing materials presented to me by Friend and COLLEaGuE Nicholas Zarzeczny at Zar Productions.  I claim no ownership to the video content or materials presented by National Geographic here.  The materials were used for Educational purposes only as a teaching experience.

This was an inspiring first challenge, because i feel I better captured the sense of "wonder" commanded in the performance of geoffrey rush

 

This is Part 2 of 3 in a series of "re-score" challenges presented to me by ZAR Productions. The footage is from a game called Tunnel Rush.  This was unique challenge in that there is no dialogue to work around, and the music is center stage.  I really found myself challenged yet still found hit points to target musically.

 

This is Part 3, the grand Finale in a series of challenges to re-score random existing materials presented to me by my friend and college Nicholas Zarzeczny at ZAR Productions. I claim no ownership to the video content or materials presented by National Geographic. The materials were used for Educational purposes only as a teaching experience.

This was the big one.  While this sample is very short, i have since continued along to re-score a large portion of the documentary as a personal project for growth.  The silence of space again presents a center stage mentality for the music where i once again utilize my orchestra first mentality. 

 

Part 1 of the The Indie Gathering 2017 competition, this was the Horror score portion that received my 3rd 4th place win in my history for the competition.  In this entry there are many plot elements, from mysterious creatures to government conspiracy, a lot of different tones to capture and account for.

 

Part 2 of the The Indie Gathering 2017 competition, this was the Action score portion.  This placed "Honorable Mention" but was a unique project given its Heist plot.  I particularly enjoyed the motif for the police and the chase as they tried to piece together the motives of the criminals.

 

Senior year in high school, I convinced my friends to help produce a movie so that I could score something original.  This scene sets the tone of the Russian mafia plot for the rest of the film.

 

My first entry into The Indie Gathering's "Film Score" competition 2010.  My entry received 4th place marks.

 
 

My second entry into The Indie Gathering's "Film Score" competition 2011.  My entry received honorable mention.