Yes! Star Wars VII has REAL Puppet Characters Again!

J.J. Abrams released a short video this morning showing bits of the Star Wars set in Abu Dhabi, spruiking UNICEF and what-not. Bu J.J. is upstaged by the coolest puppeteered character I’ve seen in a while. I’m SOO glad to see this. I despise episodes I, II and III for their tragic overuse of CGI to create characters that had no gravity or depth – odd animations that felt out of place with the live action. Rewatching the original trilogy on May 4, I was reminded how much more real the characters feel when they are physically on the set,...

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‘Your Number’s Up’ is released on the ‘tube!

‘Your Number’s Up’ is a short film I scored about a year or so ago. Recently, it was released on YouTube by director Colin Ross Smith, and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Good laughs, great acting and a great twist at the end. A quick synopsis: Michael is fairly new to the drug dealing business. On the night of a deal he is forced to go solo when his partner in crime, Benny, cancels on him. However, it turns out that this is one night Michael could have done with having Benny at his side. You can download my...

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Once I ‘Remixed’ the Stargate Theme for a Fan-Film…

And the film was called ‘Stargate: Bringer of War’ – an idea from my good friend Colin Ross Smith of Foghorn Films. The title gave me the absolute right to blend the original Stargate theme by David Arnold with Holst’s well-known ‘Mars – the Bringer of War’ from his ‘The Planets’ suite. The result was what you hear here.

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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer wants me to believe This is Not End

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve been excited about something trailer-related, but the music in the recently released trailer for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt is phenomenal. That drop – especially that drop – at 1:37 into a beautiful, glorious, epically dark but hopefully bright major chord is just bliss. So simple yet so effective. The actual track feels like a remix of something – with a bit of the building trailer treatment. I’ve been trying to pin down a likely artist for that cool synth vocal, but yet to find out. The film looks...

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