Well, HBO has done it again. They have put out an amazing piece of work, based on a true story, filled with great actors, from a great Director, and of course, scored by an amazing Composer. That film is “My Dinner with Hervé,” and that Composer is David Norland. He is the focus of this week’s Artist Spotlight!
Our host was lucky enough to sit down with prolific song-writer and producer Robbie Nevil. Robbie has written with many of the greats, and has had an absurd amount of success placing music in Film/TV. Jake and Robbie discuss his illustrious career which included Billboard hits, as well as writing the music for Hannah Montana. Nevil gives great insight into the business that should be considered invaluable for aspiring musicians.
We are incredibly excited to be joined by Emmy-Nominated Composer, Michael D. Simon. Michael earned his Emmy nom composing the ABC series, Once Upon a Time, and has been working along side Cindy O’Connor & Mark Isham on the show basically since its inception. Jake and Michael discuss Once, and much more. Have a listen!
Today we sit down with Sound Designer Joseph Fraioli. He recently did his thang on the Film, “Kin” Starring Myles Truitt, James Franco, Zoë Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid. This movie is a Sci-Fi, futuristic thriller, so it goes without saying, sound design played a huge role in the film. We get into the inner-workings of the design on “Kin” and much more! Also up-top we talk to Devin Gati once again as he allows me to yell at him about today’s hip-hop…..once again. Enjoy!
Today’s guest is one of the hottest young composers in the business right now. Jacob Shea worked under Hans Zimmer for years honing his craft, until eventually becoming the lead guy at Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop. He has composed Blue Planet II as well as Planet Earth II and a plethora of others. Jake and Jacob chat about his beginnings, working under Hans, and the projects he has scored recently.
Our host Sits down with Filmmakers Theo Love, Bryan Storkel, and Amy Storkel. They Discuss their latest film, “The Legend of Cocaine Island” which was recently picked up by Netflix Originals after exploding onto the scene at the Tribeca Film Festival. As usual Jake gets everyone sidetracked as they discuss Oscar-Crashing, Card-Counting, and so much more. Have a listen!
This week Jake sits down with renowned Cellist and Composer, Martin Tillman. Martin has worked in the studio with some of the biggest musicians in the world, composed with Hans Zimmer on projects like Black Hawk Down as well as others, and has scored many of his own projects as well. Recently, Martin scored the Emmy Nominated HBO Doc, Cries From Syria. Listen as they discuss all this and more!
We are beyond excited to have Sean Callery on the show this week. Our host headed out to Sean’s studio in Los Angeles to discuss his recent Emmy nomination for Jessica Jones, and of course his work on Homeland, 24, Elementary, and so much more. The two dive into his creative process, his inspirations, how he approaches the score for specific characters in his shows, and his study of actors to aid him in the scoring process. It was a fascinating chat, so sit back and have a listen!
Our host heads back to Santa Monica to have a chat with Extreme Music CEO Russell Emanuel. Along with starting one of the most successful music catalogues of all time, Russell also started Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop, where they have scored some amazing projects such as Planet Earth 2, The Simpsons and the upcoming Netflix Film “The Package.” Jake and Russell discuss the rise of Extreme Music and much more. Have a listen!
For this week’s artist spotlight, we focus on all-around sound guru, Peter Albrechtsen. Peter has worked on a ton of amazing projects, including Dunkirk, for which he helmed the Sound FX recording. Most recently, he worked on the Amazon Studios documentary, “Generation Wealth,” and was nice enough to discuss this and plenty more!