Showing posts with label Film Projects and Videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Film Projects and Videos. Show all posts

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Music Update

It's been a while since I've posted about my musical happenings.  Well, except for the post right before this.

Over the past month-and-a-half or so, I've had the pleasure of collaborating with friend and fellow composer Bradley Jamrozik on the score to the upcoming Border Watch Films documentary Refracted Glory.

Today we released the first official tastes of the soundtrack- including the first piece I've ever written with live violin.


The LORD blessed me with the opportunity to work with a dear friend, Matthew Duran, on this track; he is a very gifted violinist, and I'm thrilled with the end result of our collaboration.

Also check out Bradley's excellent track, and stay tuned for more updates from the Refracted Glory team!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

BOUND

Do you like LEGOs?  Do you like LEGOs that move and talk?


I had a blast scoring the Kickstarter promo for this film which shows just that.  I got to talk to the Tull siblings at the last SAICFF and let me tell you, the vision that they have for this film is a little bit mind-blowing.  Check out the trailer below, and please prayerfully consider supporting the film financially.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1350609618/bound-fun-animated-brickfilm

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Babylon Effect



As a family we're working on some different projects known in conglomerate as The Babylon Effect.

This is the intro for a web series we're working on.

So what is The Babylon Effect?

Well, you'll just have to find out, now, won't you.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brothers Arise!

I've had so many blog post ideas running around in my head, but none of them have come to fruition yet.

In the meantime, here's the trailer to a film I've been working on which will premiere next week at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.



Would love to see you there!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Red Rain Trailer - Final

No piece of the week this week- praise God, I've been very busy.

However, the Red Rain trailer is now live, with all the ingredients assembled- check it out here.

Text by Aubrey Hansen- of course, she wrote the book, too. :-)

Narration by Grace Pennington- very nice emotional rendering of the text, Miss Pennington! Oh, and she also provided the sound effect.

Text by Nechet Hudelson- awesome 3D pull-away at the end there, sister.

Music, sound editing, and final mix by yours truly- Gabriel Hudelson

Friday, August 5, 2011

MUSIC: Red Rain Trailer

My piece for this week is the score to a book trailer that we're now putting the finishing touches on. The plan is to add narration and SFX, but for my YouTube channel I uploaded one which is just the music and the trailer itself.

Here's the trailer

Didn't my sister do a great job on the kinetic typography?

Oh, and brownie points to whoever can name the kind of scale that I used at the beginning.

Now, before we agreed to do this trailer, I read a rough draft of this e-book-to-be, and it was a pleasure and a breath of fresh air to read. Very worldview conscious, and full of glorious modeling of Biblical family life. It was also a good story. I love it when good art and good worldview are combined.

There were some rough spots, but it was a rough draft. I look forward to reading the finished version if ever I get my grubby mitts on it. Nevertheless, the meat of the story was a delight to behold- and it was quite the enjoyable journey, even in rough-draft form. I would definitely recommend that you get yourself a copy when it comes out, and if the trailer leaves you wanting to learn more, check out the author's website:

aubreyhansen.com

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Is it a Horse? - on the Necessity of Cutting

Better a good 2 minutes than a boring 5...


But it's such a beautiful piano solo. That theme is worth repeating, isn't it? The director loves this shot! The crew took all day to get it- I have to cut this shot in. My mythical world is so neat that I'm sure everyone will want to read a lot of description of it, right?

And so on.

Whether you're a composer, an editor, a writer, or any other kind of creative artist, it's important to know when to cut- when it's too much.

When you're no longer putting something in because it needs to be in there, but rather because you want it to be in there.

Or maybe just because you can.

DaVinci (I think it was?), when asked how he could carve such great statues, responded thus, and I paraphrase shamelessly: "I simply cut away everything that's not a horse."

So I ask you to ask yourself- is it a horse?

Does it really need to be in there?

Composer- does that gorgeous but repetitive solo fit the arc of your piece, or does it slow it down? (Confession!)

Author- did the reader really have to know all that?

Editor- yeah, it's a gorgeous shot, but please, on with the story!

As I hack away at my piece of the week, Phrygia, I am reminded yet again how important it is to differentiate between the essentials and the accidentals, the wheat and the chaff, the story and the frills.

Trim the fat. Make it meaty.

Cut, cut, cut.

You may just be surprised how much better it is for your efforts.

"The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things." - Pr. 15:28

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MUSIC - Friday at Noon Soundtrack Available for Purchase!


Praise The LORD, my first CD release is available for purchase at a two-week kick-off price of $8.00! Buy your own copy at fridayatnoon.com/shop!

This album contains just over an hour of music, including extras not heard in the film, and it ranges from soft piano lullabyes to the weeping of a solo violin to the intensity of orchestral action music. Here's the main theme - Track 1 from the album, entitled "Someone Will Pay."

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Resounding Music Commercial

Here it is, a commercial for my work as a composer, which we did over the weekend for a Christian Filmmakers competition (and then re-uploaded later in a better version). Thanks to my sister for filming- and filming well!

I'm trying to do a piece of music weekly- this will count as my piece for last week. :-)

Resounding Music - Your Movie, My Music, Our Story

Thursday, May 19, 2011

MUSIC - Goodnight, Sylvia/The Kidnapping

This is track 6 from the score to Friday at Noon.

Interestingly, the kidnapping part is still lonely, semi-improvised piano music. I don't know why I did it this way then, but in retrospect (I think it was Dad who pointed this out) I like how it focuses on the sorrow of the loss and the depth of the dilemma instead of the "make-you-jump" fear of a kidnapper in the house.

Click here to listen on YouTube.

BTW - the CD is now in the duplication/printing stage!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday at Noon - Original Motion Picture Score

We're working on the CD release of the musical score to Timepiece Family Media's Friday at Noon- composed, of course, by yours truly. LORD willing, it will be available for purchase soon- stay tuned! In the meantime, here's track 18 to wet your whistle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qGFrEzbZ8o

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

VIDEO and MUSIC - Blood Duel

Jeffrey Griffith is an excellent young Christian stuntman whom I have been privileged to work with multiple times in the past. One of our recent projects was this video (which does contain some violence):

Blood Duel

I really appreciate how Jeffrey connoted, with minimal physical affection, that the film isn't about some flippant romance, but rather about the relationship between a husband and wife, as well as the true depth of character displayed by victory that goes deeper than that of fists.

I also went back over this score recently and made a few changes. Those interested may hear it below:

Dying Breath

You may say "what about all this blood and death in these titles? What worldview is this connoting?"

To which I reply- for a Christian, there are some things which I value so highly that I would for them sacrifice my life and my fortune, because of my sacred honor. Blood and death and gore- no, I don't love them. But I love the nobility, the courage, the fire-heartedness of a man who can press through the blood and death and gore and, if necessary, give his dying breaths to the cause of The Kingdom.

Maybe it's philosophical warfare. Maybe, as in the cases of William Wallace and George Washington, it's physical. Let us be ready, and wholly committed to serve Christ with all that we are!

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

"And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight."

The Son of God goes forth to war...