Yesterday I went to the cinema. Not a startling insight and something I’m sure you do all the time too. But, this was a very different cinematic experience for me, as it was the first time I saw a film that I had some involvement in.
At the end of last year, the hugely talented Trevor Morris (The Borgias, The Tudors, Immortals) contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in being part of his sound design team for an upcoming film score he was working on. Naturally, after a few minutes of beaming from ear to ear, I emailed back saying I’d be delighted to.
Working remotely from London, I spent the next few weeks putting together some dramatic and atmospheric sounds suitable for a hybrid orchestral score, whilst Trevor bounced back comments and ideas. In the end, there were about 200 sounds produced, for both Omnisphere and Massive – of which, I suspect only a handful actually made it into the final score.
Sadly, I didn’t get my name on the final credits, though I know Trevor tried hard to get me included. Bit of a shame, as I’d have dug seeing my name alongside such talents as Mel Wesson and Steve Tavaglione. It will spur me on for future projects!
I highly recommend going to see Olympus Has Fallen. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are all terrific. It’s a bit more brutal than I was expecting, and all the better for that – like a much more visceral Die Hard film.