Hey everyone, thanks for the comments on the last post! There was a lot of encouraging comments, funny comments, etc. It was great to read them. (My favorite was, "...I won't be able to go on that ride again without a 12 gauge.") Haha. So right now, I'm going to answer three questions from the comments...
Question #1, from everlastingscribe: Here's a challenge for you, Jon along the same lines. Could you give this footage a sound track?
I am loving this challenge! I really want to give it a try. (Honestly though, my only problem is time... I don't know how long it would take me to do the whole clip). That being said, I might just do the first minute or two. Thank you for the challenge! Hopefully, I'll get a chance to do it. If I do, I'll be sure to post it here.
Question #2 and #3, from GREG AND MONICA:
2. Is there any way I can get [your music] on my iPod so I can listen to it more? You can always buy my music on my website, but in all honesty, that's a pain. I'm hoping to get my music onto iTunes in the distant future to make getting my music easier. I'll let you guys know when that happens...
3. I believe you said you've read Dragons in our Midst. Do you think you could write a piece for that? I love Dragons in Our Midst. When I first started composing, I only wrote for Narnia and Dragons in our Midst. I have a bunch of old songs that are specifically for Dragons in Our Midst that I might post one day. Honestly, they are a little cheesy because of how old they are. I have been getting requests to do music for Bryan Davis' books, so I might one day either redo some of my old songs or compose something completely new. We'll see... (Interesting fact: go to the very first page of Eye of the Oracle, and near the bottom of the page, I did one of the endorsements... I just like to throw that out there... haha).
I hope that answers your questions. Please feel free to ask me more!
So, on top of being into film composing, I also dabble in video editing. I decided to make a book trailer for The Kingdom Keepers. Sure, it's a little cheesy, but hey, it was fun to make. Let me know what you think!
Enjoy the cheesiness...
So, I hate to not post any "original music", so here is some. I wrote this piece to a book called Dormia, which by the way is such a great book! The song kind of drags on, but when I was composing it, I wanted to "sound completely different". Let me know what you think!
Dormia by Jon M.
And finally, the next genre. What is next??? According to the poll...
1. Action/Adventure and Celtic [tie for 1st]
5. Jazz, Romantic Comedy, and Other [tie for last]
So, here's what I'll do: I'll compose the Action/Adventure piece first, and then I'll do the Celtic. (Or maybe vice-versa, depending on if I get writer's block... haha). Once I do, I'll post it. I have winter break this coming week, so I'm hoping to do some "hard-core composing"... is that even possible??? I guess we'll see!
Thanks for listening,
P.S. I want to compose a complete soundtrack for a book/book-series. Any suggestions? (Personally, I think 100 Cupboards would be pretty cool... or maybe House of Dark Shadows [which I've already done some of...]... or maybe even The Kingdom Keepers). I want to hear your thoughts.