DK, composer Nathan Lanier & director Jon Chu
I just finished up the film score mix for the new Justin Bieber documentary “Believe” coming out this Christmas. I had blast working with composer Nathan Lanier and director Jon Chu. Nathan’s score is a welcome contrast from the live concert footage, adding real emotion, and at times comedy, to the story line.
Even though Justin, or for that matter his fan base aren’t old enough to drink, the people who work with him everyday behind the scenes can! This cocktail celebrates them and all the hard work they put in.
I give you the “JB19″
1 oz. Hendricks Gin
2 oz. decent Champagne
4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 dash of Cranberry juice for sweetness and color.
Stir gently with ice
Garnish with a cucumber slice
Stay thirsty my friends!
Congratulations to composer Johann Johannsson on his first #1 movie in America!
I finished the mix for Prisoners yesterday. I highly recommend this film and the beautiful score by Johann Johannsson.
We mixed this one at Remote Control’s Studio B. This was tag team mixing at it’s finest. Because Johann knew exactly what he wanted, I’d get each cue sounding balanced and sonically appropriate for the theater then Johann would sit down and do rides on specific elements that he knew he wanted up or down. In the middle of that process, if he suddenly had a creative idea for a sound, he’d step aside and ask me to create it for him. It was a wonderful experience and it was fun to get creative with the score and creating sound design elements that weren’t there to begin with. I’m looking forward to working with Johann in the future.
The Red Whistle
1oz. Dark Rum
1oz. Firewater Cinnamon Schnapps
1oz. Hazelnut vodka
A splash of Frangelico.
Shake quietly with ice and pour into your favorite tumbler.
After what you’ve just been through, this will help to calm the nerves.
The Lone Ranger soundtrack comes out today on iTunes!. I’m really happy with the way this came out. Patrica Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering did an excellent job with the mastering. I had a clear vision for what it should feel like emotionally and she made my vision a reality. As an overall album, it has a really great arc and is enjoyable to listen to from beginning to end thanks to the order and edits by the great Bob Badami.
Finished mixing a great new live action film for the Japanese market called Gatchaman last week. It’s based on the Japanese animated series that started in 1972. There was a version in the U.S titled “Battle of the Planets” which was around in 1978. I used to love this cartoon as a kid, so it was a real honor to be able to work on the first live action movie version.
This is the first project I worked with composer Nima Fakhrara. We had a great experience and the Japanese clients couldn’t have been more gracious. I’m looking forward to Gatchaman 2!
I think this fun, bombastic score deserves a fun, bombastic cocktail. I present…
The Gatchaman Bomb
1oz. Dry Sake
1oz. Dark Rum
1oz. Makers Mark
1oz. Orange juice
2oz. Red Bull
Mix thoroughly with lots of ice and garnish with a slice of orange.
Man of Steel had a great opening weekend total of $166 million which put it #1 at the box office. I’m very proud to have worked on this project. Some cool instrumentation was used to create the Man Of Steel sound. We recorded eight steel guitars as an ensemble, which you can hear throughout the film, but especially whenever he takes off in flight. The other cool sound was the ten drummer ensemble that was recorded for some of the action sequences. Getting to mix ten drummers in surround was one of the highlights of this project for me. It sounded huge in studio B!