Here is my new EP. You can download it for FREE. I recommend downloading these songs and then to take them with you on an Adventure. Whether that means a long drive, a bike ride or a walk around the neighborhood, please listen and let the music take you to wherever you want to be. Don’t let these songs just live on your computer. I really hope you enjoy it and please tell me about your adventure and how the music made you feel when you come back.
So I have been working on a short film that I wrote and yesterday was our first day of production. It’s been awhile since I’ve made a film and excited to be behind the lens again. I’m directing as well as scoring this film. It’s a way for me to keep working on scoring films because that’s what I love to do. My good friend David is playing the Main Character and last night we filmed in his house for the intro of the film. It was the first time I showed him the screenplay and we got straight to work. As we were setting up his bedroom for filming the opening scene I realized I forgot my CD Player for one of the scenes. We searched all over his house but couldn’t find one. Who thought such a device that seemed to be used alot in my Middle and High School days, be so hard to find. My head was so set on having a CD Player that I couldn’t have it any other way so we actually went out to go buy one at where else other than WAL MART
David with the CD PLAYER
After getting the CD Player we headed back to David’s house to start filming. I had some really cool gadgets like this camera glider that my friend Phil Forteza made. Phil is also an amazing filmmaker and martial artist and I scored his short film KAZOKU: Brotherhood that was released Last year.
We finished filming around midnight and started planning our next date to film. Once I finish filming a couple more scenes I will be able to cut a trailer for all of you to see. I can’t wait! Making a film is a lot different than writting a song and that’s why I love the challenge but it can be frustrating at times. When I write a song I can finish it usually in the same day or next because all of my ideas come right away and all the resources are in the studio. And the song is usually only 3 - 4 min. long. It’s like cooking where you cook the food and you get to enjoy it right away.
In a film there are so many other factors and it’s sometimes not a thing you can finish in a day or two. I have to film over a number of days in many different locations, hope the weather is the way it calls for the scene and it has to be at a certain time that we have to start shooting to get the right shot. I have to film, color correct, edit, re-edit, do sound, score and fix things to make sure it’s the best film it can be. It seems a lot more complicated than just recording a song where I have all of my resources in my studio but this is what I love to do and I’m already having an amazing time. I can’t wait to show you some of the footage because it looks awesome.
I hope everyone is having a great week so far and hope to hear what you all think of the film.
New Amazing Video by Lone Peak Outfitters and filmmaker Bobby Foster Music by me. I’m honored that they used my song “Pressure”. Please check out Lone Peak Outfitters if you want to go on some exciting fishing adventures.
This is the first time I’ve ever put music to a real film. I am so humbled and honored for the chance to do this because it has always been my dream. I can’t thank enough Mr. Philip Forteza who is the director of the film, the drummer for my band Fairlane and a long time close friend. The premier for the film was last saturday April 30 2011 and it was one of the craziest and amazing days of my life. It was a crazy weekend as well because I drove to Las Vegas with my friends friday to compete the next day with the Youth Valley Jazz Band and flew back to Los Angeles for the premier. I’m not going to lie but I felt real cool knowing that I’m going to be performing Jazz in Las Vegas than going to my film premier in Los Angeles all in the same day and I didn’t have to pay for my room or flight ticket. So this is how my saturday went…
Woke up to free continental breakfast in the hotel which is always awesome. I ate apple jacks, fruit loops and a bagel. Went to the Heritage Festival where the Jazz competition was taking place. The drum set the Festival had was pretty good but good thing I brought my own cymbals. We played 3 songs and then the judge comes and critiques us. He didn’t have any critiques for me. All he said was great job (YES!!!) After the performance my friends and I headed straight back to the strip. We went to the Nascar Cafe in the Sahara Casino where my friend Frankie was going to do the 6 pound burrito challenge. I just ate hot wings. He got about half way but I had to leave to the airport to catch my plane. As I was getting through security I got word that Frankie didn’t complete the challenge but he got a lot of free prizes already. Arrived in Los Angeles then went straight home. I took a shower and went straight to the premier to help set up. The premier had a great turn out and I got to see a lot of old friends and made a lot of new ones. To see the film on the big screen and hear my music loud through amazing speakers was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I want to thank everyone who came up to me after the film and complimented on my music. You don’t know how happy that made me feel. The party didn’t stopped there because right after the premier Phil, a bunch of our friends and I headed to Page 71 Club and lounge where they were playing awesome Dubstep! There was a long line but Phil knew the manager and we all got to go through the back room. I felt like I was on the show Entourage because we didn’t have to wait in line because we were VIP. We celebrated a closed chapter and we were already brainstorming ideas for the next film. After the club closed at 1:30am we headed to Dupars for a late night dinner then finally home for some sleep. It was an amazing day and I’m so happy to be doing what I love. Thank you everyone for all your love and support. Life is an adventure and I’m enjoying the ride.
I’m going to be releasing the film score soon for purchasing
Also some new music and videos will be coming out soon.