Just finished mastering the soundtrack to the new HBO movie Fahrenheit 451. Composers Antony Partos and Matteo Zingales scored the project and their dark score certainly helps shape the dystopian landscape of the film. I’m currently reading the book for the first time and the parallels between what author Ray Bradbury wrote in 1953 and now…

Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai tells the story of the 2008 attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India. This one was harrowing to watch and composer Volker Bertelmann does well to capture the darkness and sheer terror of this tragic event. The release date is TBD.  

Infini-T Force

I just finished mixing the movie version of Infini-T Force for which I also mixed the tv series music last year. Composer Yutaka Yamada nailed it again with the dark and dramatic score to this fun tv series and movie.  

R.I.P Johann

Today Johann Johannsson left us. He was not only an outstanding composer and musician, but a gentleman of the highest order. I was lucky to mix three scores for him, Prisoners, Sicario, and Arrival.  He’s pictured here at RCP reworking the arrangement to one of the cues on Prisoners with music editor Joseph DeBeasi, before…

Gunpowder

Gunpowder, is now showing on HBO and stars Kit Harington, in the story of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.  The music was composed by Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann).

The Current War

  The Current War was a fascinating film to mix. This one was co-composed by Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, the same two who did the Oscar nominated “Lion”. The score featured the piano textures they are both known for and atmospheres that help showcase the current between Westinghouse and Edison.  

Geostorm

I had the pleasure to work with Lorne Balfe again for Geostorm. This is a big action movie, which means big, musical dynamics and power. There were many passes of orchestra and live percussion. The brass players blew their hearts out on this one.

Gotham-Season 4

  I am proud to work on yet another season of Gotham with composer David Russo.  This show has so many characters to write for and David gives each such individuality. It’s so much fun to get to mix such musical variety in one show.

I got a CAS nomination for Hacksaw Ridge !!

Hacksaw Ridge is nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016 by the Cinema Audio Society. I share the nomination with Re-Recording mixers Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Production Mixer Peter Grace, ADR Mixer Diego Ruiz and Foley Mixer Alex Francis. This is my first CAS nomination. I love this score and working…

Resident Evil

Resident Evil comes out today!! I mixed this score for composer Paul Haslinger. This was my first project with Paul, who I really admire as a composer. His technical abilities and his  need for sonic clarity gel well with mine. We clicked right away on style and direction. Track 4, “The Turbine Sequence” was a blast…

Hacksaw Ridge

Director Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” comes out today. I mixed this one for composer Rupert Gregson-Williams whom I love working with.  The orchestra played supremely on this one! Everyone did. It’s rare I get to mix with virtually no sample instruments these days, so this one was a real pleasure. Rupert’s melodies are gorgeous and…

Arrival arrives today!!

Arrival comes out today! It’s always nice working with Johann. The vocal performances by Theater of Voices and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe that represent the “visitors” are haunting, etherial and beautiful. I love putting Johann’s music in 5.1. I so wish everyone could experience what I get to when mixing these cues. While in stereo, it’s…

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

This project was a long time in the making! I was hired by composer John Graham to mix the trailer for this movie a year before we started recording the music for the film. Below is the trailer.   Being able to use the composers music in the trailer is rare, so this was very…