Short Documentary: One Day

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Short Documentary: One Day

I have just finished scoring "One Day", a short documentary film which has been created in the hope of raising mental health awareness worldwide. Both the film and the score have been released and can viewed/heard below. 

Having suffered from mental health issues myself in the past, it's a subject which is quite close to my heart... I very much hope you will find the time to watch the film and share it accordingly.

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Blanket nominated for Best Score at The Views of the World Film & Music Festival

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Blanket nominated for Best Score at The Views of the World Film & Music Festival

I have been so excited to hear that Blanket was nominated for Best Score earlier this month at Views of the World Film & Music Festival in Montreal, Canada.

The final screening version of the film has just been sent off to the festival and from looking at the schedule, it's going to be shown at around 11:30am (Canadian Time | GMT-4) this Sunday (September 25th 2016) with the awards ceremonies starting from 6pm (11pm UK time).

Blanket was a tricky film for me to write, given the subject matter and minimal dialogue approach, It took me quite a while to discover how to best voice the film musically. Blanket tackles a multitude of emotions including depression, happiness, despair. romance, thriller, suspense, horror and regret. While attempting to keep things minimal and not overpower the film.

Than you to everyone who has supported my on this journey thus far, your continued support means the world to me! 

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Patreon | Join Me On My Journey...

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Patreon | Join Me On My Journey...

So who am I?
My name is Mike and I'm a cinematic/film music composer, ambient sound designer, music producer and tutor/consultant based in the UK on the outskirts of London where I work from my home studio, Aurora Eclipse Productions. You may have found me via my Youtube videos, spoke to me in person, heard my music online or simply stumbled upon me on social media... Whatever the route, I'm glad you found your way here! 

I have composed music and designed sound for short and feature films, documentaries, animations, company branding/identity, bands, artists and more... I am now continuing to develop my skills as I pitch (both winning and loosing projects) compose music, design sound and much, much more.

So who wants to come on a journey with me?
My Patreon operates on a few levels of subscription all of which are outlined in the right hand column...
1. Welcome
2. Fan
3. Super Fan
4. Supporter
5. Insight 1
6. Insight 2

If you are enjoying my videos, like my work and want to see/hear more, you can partner with me here to directly support my music career... In return, let me take you on a journey, show you behind the scenes footage, share my latest news and project updates before it's announced, follow you, send copies of my latest music as soon as its ready before it's live in the stores, invite you to community online hangouts and provide you with 1-2-1 private tuition.

Your contributions will allow me to keep streaming, stop my systems from crashing, obtain ever advancing and vital sample libraries, plugins and hardware, hire session musicians to add a more human element to my scores and employ mixing/mastering engineers to assist me through the final stages of production.

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Short Film: Blanket

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Short Film: Blanket

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Click to view on iTunes  

Some months after announcing the completion of the trailer score, I am pleased to announce that I have now finished composing the score for the Silver Lining Pictures produced short film "Blanket".

The movie was filmed in just three days using a DSLR and has been described by producer Louis W. Frost as "A beautifully brutal romantic, story with a dramatic twist that will send your heart racing...".

I have kindly been given permission to release the soundtrack ahead of the film release and as such, the full length score is available to buy and stream via all major digital stores.

Silver Lining Pictures are currently submitting the film to film festivals worldwide and I look forward to updating you all once we have more information regarding its exhibition!

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Trailer: Dream Finder "The Corruption Begins"

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Trailer: Dream Finder "The Corruption Begins"

Clouded Sight Pictures & De Luca Films recently got in touch and asked me to compose a short cue for the first teaser trailer for their upcoming fantasy feature “Dream Finder”, and this was the result. 

Dream Finder is an exciting new film project based on the bestseller fantasy book of the same name by Roger Taylor and I’m really excited to be apart of! The project is currently in the pre-production stage but director David Christopher-Turner is doing an amazing job keeping us all up-to-date, you can follow the latest test shots, concept art and all news relating to Dream Finder both on the Official Website and Facebook Page (click for links).

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the teaser trailer and I leave you with a snippet of concept art which has been produced for the film.

 

 

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Single Released: The Raging of the Falcons

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Single Released: The Raging of the Falcons

After a series of conversations with my friend and photographer Stuart J. Bland, he convinced me to release my short action cue "The Raging of the Falcons" and offered to help me out with the cover design, an offer I immediately took him up on.

The track was composed during a quiet period some months ago while using some new sample libraries and recording a YouTube video talking audiences through the composition and how I mixed various string sample libraries together to achieve my desired sound.

I was after this type of hyper action packed tension is a cue for some time and feel I really achieved something here, so i"m really pleased I am now able to share this with the world! I hope you take the chance to give it a listen.
 

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EP Release: 100,000 YouTube Views For Frankie Fraser Documentary

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EP Release: 100,000 YouTube Views For Frankie Fraser Documentary

Today I received some exciting news! The Silver Lining Pictures produced short YouTube documentary "Mad Frankie Fraser: His Last Interview" has just exceeded 100,000 views on YouTube, in light of this, I figured I would release the score!

Lurking in the Delta Waves is now streaming on Apple Music and available to buy as an EP on the iTunes store, it will be hitting other digital stores over the next couple of days! I have been looking through some of my compositions over the past few weeks and have decided to release an ambient album later this year, this track is a taster of what to expect from it...

For those of you who have not seen the documentary, check it out here.

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Album Release: Awakening, The Early Scores

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Album Release: Awakening, The Early Scores

Since the turn of 2016, I feel I've grown musically and am moving into newer realms. I wanted a way to catalogue my progress so far..I see all these pieces as stepping stones in terms of my developing as a composer and while these early scores are very minimal and elementary in terms of composition, I'm very proud of them! It's great for me to be able to listen back to some of the films I've worked on; as such, I have created "Awakening, The Early Scores".

I hope you will check it out on your chosen digital store or steaming service...
iTunes/Apple Music
Spotify
Bandcamp
Amazon
Tidal

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