Over the last few years I’ve attended a couple audio and music industry conferences where I’ve participated in panels discussing careers and networking. Here is a question that has come up a few times… Allen (who’s name I have changed) asks: “I’m a musician, engineer, producer, sound designer and songwriter. I’ve had a job assisting Read more about Faders – Career Ideas: 5 Tips for Creative People Who Excel at Multiple Things[…]
In my first tip for Pyramind I give a few tips on writing music for chase scenes in films. I analyze music in a chase scene from The Bourne Supremacy and break down the composition techniques utilized in the music.
General’s Quarter’s, Fort Mason San Francisco, California September 26 & 27 For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/705182576279828/ http://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/conference I’ll be moderating 2 events at this year’s West Coast Songwriter’s conference. The first is a speed-networking event with the guests and attendees of the event. This should be a fun and chaotic way to meet and network with Read more about West Coast Songwriters Conference[…]
Deadlines: Inspiration or Impediment? As a creative professional, I rely on deadlines as motivation and inspiration. Sometimes they can be a bright shimmer of heavenly light, beaming angelically from the end of the day Friday. Other times, they are a hot, scary, stress-inducing firebrand, pushing you to sprint, not walk; a motivational kick in the… Read more about Five Tips To Help You Reach Deadline Zen[…]
“ELWOOD: What kind of music do you usually have here? CLAIRE: Oh, we have both kinds — country and western.” – The Blues Brothers, 1980 written by Dan Aykroyd and John Landis I like all kinds of music including, country, western, pop, jazz, classical, and world – the list goes on. I listen to lots Read more about Country and Western[…]
Well now, I’ve made it to the Game Audio Institute home page. This is the site related to the great book that Steve Horowitz and Scott Looney wrote – the Essential Guide to Game Audio. This video shows how I implemented some of my own music – a fun, retro track into Unity 5. http://gameaudioinstitute.com/jerome-rossen/
I’ve done a quick analysis of “In Motion” by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross from the Social Network Soundtrack. You can hear the tracks here: – There is some interesting rhythmic variety in the bass line, starting at bar 3, where they use the 3 note pattern over the 4 beat grid. It creates this Read more about “In Motion” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: A Theoretical, Musical and Structual Analysis[…]
I got the opportunity to provide the music for All About Feelings, a LeapFrog learning game for 3-5 year to take photos, play activities and draw about emotions. Click here to watch a teaser video featuring my music.
Film Music Terms and Concepts diagetic or source music – source is visible on the screen or whose source is implied to be present by the action of the film: voices of characters sounds made by objects in the story music represented as coming from instruments in the story space ( = source music) non-diagetic Read more about Film Music Terms and Concepts[…]