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Completed the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in About Nicolas, Composition, Film Scoring | 0 comments

Completed the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

Friday, August 5th, marked the last day of the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. I felt incredibly happy to have experienced this workshop and very thankful for all the new friends I’ve made through the workshop as well. During the month, I had an incredible time learning even more about the film scoring business. We met heads of music, music editors, JoAnn Kane Music Service (the same people who prepare the scores and parts for John Williams, John Powell, and others), we honed our conducting, we wrote a cue for an assigned scene from an A-List film, and finally recorded that music with a 64-piece orchestra at the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios. I’m still reeling from the fact that we were allowed to record with such a large group...

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ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

»Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

In late May, I received the wonderful news that I was accepted into the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis.  It’s a workshop where 12 composers are selected among 300 applicants from around the globe to spend a month working with Mr. Bellis, meeting with A-List composers such as Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, John Powell, James Newton Howard, and others. Film music executives, film music agents, film music editors, musicians, and other key figures in the film music industry also donate their time to educate the participants in all aspects of the film scoring business. The icing on the cake on this wonderful workshop is also the scoring assignment given to all 12 participants where near the end of the workshop, each participant composes,...

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THE BETTER SISTER SCORE COMPLETED

»Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Composition, Film Scoring | 0 comments

THE BETTER SISTER SCORE COMPLETED

The Better Sister is a hilarious new comedy directed and starring Miranda Russo and Tonya Corneliesse.  Miranda plays Stella, the sister who does everything right in life, follows all the rules, yet doesn’t get very far.  On the other hand, Tonya plays Blanche, a dropout with no direction, yet she is The Better Sister! I had a wonderful time working on the score to this hilarious short film. The instrumentation varies from solo violin, to percussive hits, to epic orchestra to symbolize an all out battle between two sisters! Check out the score...

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2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

»Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Film Scoring, Recent News | 0 comments

2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

Oh, what a lovely weekend! On Saturday, April 30th, the Helix Collective performed my score to Miranda, a short film by Laura Taylor, at the 2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival.   The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features live music to picture. Winning filmmakers will have an original score composed for their short by a winning film composer. The film and score will be screened with the score performed live by the Helix Collective Film Scoring Ensemble. The screening will also include an interview with the filmmakers and composers and a Meet-and-Greet.     This year, Helix Collective collaborated with Art Share L.A. (a marvelous venue in Los Angeles’s Arts District) and The Academy for Scoring Arts (a melting pot of L.A.’s...

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Debris (Escombros) to screen at FESTIVAL DE CANNES!!

»Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in About Nicolas, Recent News | 0 comments

Debris (Escombros) to screen at FESTIVAL DE CANNES!!

I am super excited to announce that the short film I scored for Mary-Lyn Chambers, our gifted director, will screen at the Festival de Cannes for the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. Listen to excerpts of the score here. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: Debris (Escombros) Website Debris Facebook page SYNOPSIS Caught in the gears of the 2014 US immigration crisis, when over 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the border, twelve-year old Ana arrives at an immigration detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her mute, younger brother, and a treasured music box. She soon finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for. INSPIRATION After learning about the 52,000 unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America...

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