Hemp Oil Extracts
Battery Agency, three-time winner of Ad Age's Small Agency of the Year Award, asked me to soundtrack a 5-part series of informational spots for global hemp extract manufacturer, Elixinol. I found an elegant piano and string piece by composers Axel Bay and Olivia Le Sidaner that was light and uplifting enough to reflect the changing perception of such products and the hard work it took to bring them to market.
BRAD & TANYA:
A US Bank Success Story
Uslot Film Group and editor Brooks Miller reached out to me in January 2018 to help with their entry into US Bank’s A US Bank Success Story series. In this episode, the owners of Perfect Circuit Audio describe how US Bank helped turn their passion for vintage synthesizers into a business. Musically, I wanted to highlight their journey with a track that sounded straight out of a jam session on one of their in-store synths. Using an instrumental with drum machine-like rhythms and vintage arpeggios, I soundtracked their story to match their passion.
In February 2019, producers at Critical Content reached out to me for music as they entered post-production for Season 2 of E!’s hit reality series, Very Cavallari. In line with the shows’ setting in Nashville, the Critical Content team requested Country-EDM fusions, Hick-hop instrumentals, and pounding blues anthems with a modern feel.
I gathered appropriate music from our expansive catalog and sent a request to our composers to produce music of the aforementioned styles for comedic moments, dramatic scenes, badass B-roll transitions. As a result, I secured 27 placements on Season 2 of Very Cavallari and established a working relationship where I continue to provide music assistance for the show to this day.
In February 2019, producers at CBS reached out for on-budget cues to replace music they could not re-license for a streaming and DVD re-release of the late-1990’s hit series, Moesha. Over the next few months, I worked closely with sound editors at Wild Woods Picture & Sound to review scene footage, creatively select music to replace original cues, and worked with feedback from CBS itself. By the end, I secured 54 placements throughout the re-soundtracked, 6-season series, using old school hip hop, bouncy R&B, and modern jazz to match the vibe of the original show.
In January 2019, producers at CBS reached out for on-budget cues to replace music they could not re-license for a DVD re-release of the 2003 science fiction series, Jake 2.0. I worked closely with sound editors at Wild Woods Picture & Sound to review scene footage, creatively select music to replace original cues, and worked with feedback from CBS itself. By the end, I secured 52 placements throughout the re-soundtracked series, using driving electronica and 90’s pop rock to match the vibe of the original show.
In March 2019, producers at CBS reached out for on-budget cues to replace music they could not re-license for an On-Demand and DVD re-release of the 1967 classic sci-fi series, Invaders. Smokey lounge scenes where the secrets unfolded needed moody, noir-ish jazz to set the tone. Classic radio set-ups needed crunchy Rock 'n' Roll in line with the times. I worked collaboratively with sound editors at Wild Woods Picture & Sound to find on-budget music options maintaining the spirit of the series. Ultimately, I landed 7 placements throughout 6 different episodes.
LIFE WITH LUCY
In November 2018, producers at Post Haste Digital needed on-budget cues to replace music in two key scenes from the 1986 sitcom, Life With Lucy. Both scenes featured a couple dancing on-screen to orchestral music and big-band jazz. Dancing presented a challenge because I needed to match the original music’s style while also matching the tempo so the movement would keep to the rhythm. After scouring my catalog, noting instrumentation, and counting BPMs, I found and placed 2 cues that worked with each scene without missing a beat.