What a week! It's my first week "at work" in the new studio with a new baby at home and I've actually been surprisingly productive. My new work space is shaping up to be a rather ideal environment for getting lots of work done. I feel like I'm still breaking it in but it's quickly growing on me.
This week, amidst all my other work, I picked up a quick short film to score. The DP on COWBOY SMOKE (2007), Steve Acevedo, emailed me last week that he was in desperate need of a score for his short film SHOT (2008) which was just accepted into SXSW. He had some music in the film that he didn't have the rights to and needed an original score quickly. I stepped in and quickly whipped up some music for him.
I spent about half of yesterday composing the six minutes of music he needed and then we met up today to go over it. Overall he was very happy with it. There are just a few tweaks to make before I deliver the final versions. I've sent the majority of the tracks onto Matt in NYC to mix. It's all due by tomorrow afternoon so there's not much time to spare.
It's a great little film. When I saw it I knew I wanted to do it. There's a lot of talent involved in making it from the direction to the acting to the editing to the effects. It's all very well done. Plus, it's playing at SXSW. That's always a great incentive to take on a quick project like this. I'm proud to be a part of it.
I really like the music I've done for it. It's different for me which is always good. There are some techno elements involved which I don't get to do much...and a harpsichord! Sort of techno-baroque if you will. It's a nice change-of-pace project compared to my other work.
It's been an incredibly busy week and probably won't let up until the end of the month. THE CHILDREN'S WAR is due by February 29th and my edit for THE WORKER is due very soon as well. I'm making lots of progress on everything and am enjoying it all immensely.
I'll update the status on the rest of my projects tomorrow.