No Escape for the Villainous

Sorry about the long absence. Things are just busy. I will make more of an effort to post more often.

In the mean time here is another track from the fabulous gaming soundtrack, “Pulp City – The Soundtrack”

Watch the full version of “Wonder” (2012)

I got word from Nikki that she has made the full version of “Wonder” available for viewing. Take a look and enjoy!

Wonder is a short animated film about finding the fantastic within the mundane. It is about creating wonder through imagination and letting yourself believe in the impossible by embracing your inner child. An urban cityscape comes to life as Sage realizes that she, like the rest of us, only needs a small spark to ignite a playful sense of wonder and adventure.

Film by Nikki Lemon | Music by T.W. Cory |
Copyright © Nikki Lemon

http://accad.osu.edu/studentfilms/Wonder/
vimeo.com/nikkilemon/wonder

Wonder Trailer (2012)

In 2012 I scored a soundtrack for The Ohio State University ACCAD Graduate Student, Nikki Lemon’s animated short, Wonder. I’ve finally uploaded the trailer on my youtube channel for your viewing pleasure.

Wonder is a short animated film about finding the fantastic within the mundane. It is about creating wonder through imagination and letting yourself believe in the impossible by embracing your inner child. An urban cityscape comes to life as Sage realizes that she, like the rest of us, only needs a small spark to ignite a playful sense of wonder and adventure.

Film by Nikki Lemon | Music by T.W. Cory |
Copyright © Nikki Lemon

http://accad.osu.edu/studentfilms/Wonder/

Reawakening [All Life Begins Here]

Reawakening [All Life Begins Here] was written for the 180 Burn Foundation’s benefit compilation “8 Tracks Series, Vol 1,” featuring all kinds of great music from Columbus, Cleveland, and England. All proceeds go to 180 Burn Foundation to help burn patients and their families. This is a wonderful cause and a honor to be a part of. Check out my tune and got check out the rest of the songs on the compilation it is a very unique collection of original music.

You can find the album here:
http://180burnfoundation.bandcamp.com/

Website:
http://180burnfoundation.org/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/180BurnFoundation

The Evil Mastermind

“…you know how you can tell who the arch-villain’s going to be? He’s the exact opposite of the hero.” Every Hero has an archenemy, The Evil Mastermind.

After writing “Enter Our Hero” I thought it only appropriate that I right a villain theme
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Enter Our Hero

Enter Our Hero was composed for a class assignment in 2005. It is my take on a classic hero theme inspired by pulp adventurers like Indiana Jones, Doc Savage, and The Shadow.
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The Surgeon’s Son (2010)

In 2010 I scored soundtracks for two animated shorts by different Graduate Students in The Ohio State University ACCAD program. One was “Holly Hype” by Amber Cecil and the other was “The Surgeon’s Son” by Ryan Hale. I posted the trailer to Holly Hype on my youtube channel with a blog post here on my website back in April. When I announced my website through my “Playin Around Town” email news letter earlier in August I got a reply back from Ryan with a link to “The Surgeon’s Son.”

So here is the complete animated short for your viewing pleasure.
Information about the film and Ryan is below.

Untitled from Ryan Hale on Vimeo.

This story is based on the adventures of the filmmakers’ relative, Dr. Nathan S. Hale. Nathan wrote a memoir entitled Cut Boldly Down, Medicine, Nature, and a Life of Curiosity: A Surgeon’s Memoir which is on many levels a very personal account of his life and members in his community. During the production of this film, the story became a reflection of Nathan’s early childhood activities. By using key artifacts from his past as containers for his memories, and sets which are designed as virtual dioramas, this narrative animation is a visualization of Nathan’s imagination and curiosity.

Running Time: 6 Min 29 Sec | NTSC (4:3) | Region 0 | Animated | Color |
Film by Ryan Nathan Hale | Music by T.W. Cory | Available on DVD |
Copyright © Ryan Nathan Hale

http://accad.osu.edu/studentfilms/thesurgeonsson

Ancient Ritual

While I was running, Ancient Ritual started playing on my mp3 player. I hadn’t listened to the song for a quite some time so I was pleasantly surprised when I heard it. As I ran and the song played I realized that I really like this song and many other tracks that I’ve written. That is when I came up with the plan to add them to my youtube channel so I can share and potentially give the music some more exposure.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Be sure to “like” and “subscribe” and visit my website often. I plan to add more.

Holly Hype Trailer (2010)

This is the trailer for Holly Hype a film by Amber Cecil and I scored the soundtrack. Information about the film and Amber is below.

Holly Hype
This animated short is about a child Holly Hype who often exaggerates reality. When circumstances are uneasy, Holly’s world is projected through a large, creative eye. This perception overpowers reason, and places her in chaotic, uncontrollable situations. Holly’s asymmetrical eye is representative of her unbalanced outlook on life, where emotion rules and logic is blinded. She seeks comfort in her bedroom, turning to the therapeutic hobby of knitting to relax her wondering eye. It is through this activity that a balanced perspective is discovered amongst the hype.

Running Time: 5 Min 47 Sec | NTSC Full Screen (4:3) | Region 0 | Animated | Color |
Film by Amber Cecil | Music by T.W. Cory | Available on DVD |
ALL MATERIALS COPYRIGHT © AMBER CECIL 2010
http://accad.osu.edu/studentfilms/HollyHype/

Powell & Market 14

Take a ride on a San Francisco cable car… “Powell & Market 14.”
The composition, “Powell & Market 14” isn’t a score for the video but was inspired by my 2010 trip to San Fran.