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09 January 2017

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The Easiest Way to Write Is by Forcing Constraints

Photo by clement127 “Writer’s block” is not just for authors. Although I’ve never heard the phrase “composer’s block” before, anyone […]

15 November 2016

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Measure Minutes Writing, Not Minutes Written

Photo by Mark Morgan There are many examples of famous writers throughout history who set themselves daily writing goals. Usually, […]

04 November 2016

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“What shall I do next?” – Musical Form

One of the greatest music books I’ve ever read is “Musical Structure and Design” by Cedric T. Davie. I have […]

24 October 2016

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Miles Between Us at Twin Cities Film Festival

Miles Between Us, the feature film I recently scored, premiered at the Twin Cities Film Festival on Sunday, October 23rd. […]

06 June 2016

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Film Scoring 101: Naming Files for Clarity

Photo by Victor Hanacek courtesy of picjumbo.com A seemingly innocuous subject when scoring for film is the importance of naming […]

13 May 2016

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Patriot Skies

I wrote the orchestral music for this teaser for the film “Patriot Skies”. It was fun to do a noble […]

04 April 2016

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Advice from “Steal Like an Artist”

Photo by fervent-adepte-de-la-mode. Austin Kleon’s little book “Steal Like an Artist” has a lot of great tips about creativity and […]

22 March 2016

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How to Plan The Scoring Process

Photography by: Jeshu John A student composer recently asked me for advice on workflow. Here is the response I gave […]

14 March 2016

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“Star Wars: Exile” Released on YouTube

Exile, the incredible Star Wars fan film I recently scored, has been officially released and is available to watch on […]

07 March 2016

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Star Wars: Exile Premiere

This past Saturday was the premiere screening of Star Wars: Exile at the historical Vista Theater in Los Angeles. The […]

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