I have been a little MIA and wanted to shoot you a quick update.
The Flatwoods Monster documentary for Small Town Monsters is wrapped! It will be released on April 6th. It is now available for preorder! On that day, I will also be releasing five new cues from the score I completed for the film here on the website and also an audio commentary just like I did for our last film, Invasion on Chestnut Ridge. I’m really looking forward to sharing the music, talking about the process in creating the score, and in the actual release so that you all can see it. Initial reviews are coming in and all seems to be really positive.
In related STM news, our second box set, Volume 2: Appalachian Monsters is also now available for preorder which features the last three movies in the series: The Mothman of Point Pleasant, Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, and The Flatwoods Monster.
We’re a couple of weeks out from finishing the Current Music project I’ve been telling you about. I decided to have a mixer come in and do a final mix on the cues. His name is Rob Chitwood and I’m very much looking forward to hearing what he does with the mixes and learning from him. After the mixes come in, we’ll do the final administrative work, and then that project will be finished. More on that later as well.
I’ve been really busy recently - I was asked to do additional programming for the band Absolute Hero. I'm working on one of their songs now. I also recently wrote a cue with composer Robert Lee who is apart of the husband and wife team behind the successful CSLA, or Creative Studios Los Angeles. His music library wanted a “mysterious” cue for a TV show, so he and I spent a few hours working something out and it’s now been submitted to his publisher. We’ll see if it gets picked up, but either way, it came out really well and it was great working with him.
Also, over this last weekend, I visited San Francisco for the first time ever as the Director of the STM series was there attending an event where a couple of our movies were shown. I unfortunately wasn’t able to make the event (I had an orchestra recording session to attend), but I was able to drive up and see him for a couple of days and explore San Francisco. We hiked up into the Muir Woods and shot a bunch of wilderness B-roll for his upcoming “On the Trail Of...Bigfoot” series that he will be filming throughout 2018. It was an amazing time and I’m really happy I was able to spend some time with him again in person. We’ve now filmed from coast to coast and in six states together over the last 3-4 years. It’s been an awesome journey.
As far as what I’m up to next: I will be preparing to actually be on set helping to film the next STM documentary later this month. We will be shooting The Bray Road Beast, the seventh film I will be scoring for them, in Wisconsin. I’m very excited to be joining the crew again for a few days and helping out in anyway I can. It always helps me figure out what music is needed by actually going to the locations where these stories happened and in actually talking to the witnesses. After I get back from filming, I’ll begin preliminary work on figuring out what the score is going to be. I’m also going to begin working on the theme song for the aforementioned On the Trail Of series, which I’m really looking forward to.
There’s a lot of other things in the works right now. I’m feeling good. Talk to you soon!
P.S. The Press page has been made current with a long overdue update.