How To Manipulate Your Audience With Music – Score a Movie or Film!

This is one of the best examples of how music can be used to change the complete intention of the storyline in your film or video.
Pretty hysterical how over the top their musical choices are.
They also have a pretty clever sponsorship product placement.

Over 40 new soundtracks from composer Kevin Packard

TV and Film Composer Kevin Packard covers all the bases of emotion from magical and fantastical, to creepy and spooky to dramatic underscoring to chase scenes.  Some of his tracks sound perfect for replacing a Danny Elfman cue, others sound destined for use in a television 30 second spot for Home Depot or something.

All of these tracks are available for instant download and have been pre-cleared and royalty free for your use.

Check out all of Kevin’s eclectic and exciting catalog.

Here’s a few of my favorites off the top.

Chaser – Hard edged and driving, but with elements of beauty, this pulsating contemporary electronic instrumental is perfect for Xtreme Sports, Ski Movie, X Games, Fashion, Racing, or Crime Drama, Getaway, Chase Scene, Movie Theme, Trailer, Credits

Alice’s Dream – Danny Elfman ish eerie waltz. Starts off with vocalese and harmonium and gradually adds orchestral and electronic elements as it builds in intensity. Great for Christmas scene with elves or any magical Tim burton ish type of scene.

Lawn Jockey 30 – quirky instrumental with acoustic guitar and accordion as the featured voices adding bass and a good drumbeat. Would make a great companion to a quirky, humorous spot. Anything from Lawn Doctor to kid’s energy bars to vacation fun

Onward – Ethereal beginning with acoustic guitar and piano gives this reaffirming instrumental track a feeling of beginning, like the start of a new day or beginning of a journey. Great for show intro, family drama, youth drama, self awareness. historical exploration documentary, biography .

This week’s Top Ten films by Film Composer

Ginormica rules this week scored by Henry Jackman.

Jackman scored lots of stuff before being noticed by Hans Zimmer.  Interesting to note Trevor Rabin has 2 films in the top ten this week.  Not bad for a guy who was the replacement guitarist in Yes. (okay he was much more than that.)

Top Ten Box Office Films by Composer

  1. Henry Jackman – Monsters vs Aliens
  2. Robert J. Kral – The Haunting In Connecticut
  3. Marco Beltrami Knowing
  4. Theodore ShapiroI Love You Man
  5. James Newton Howard – Duplicity
  6. Trevor Rabin – Race to Witch Mountain
  7. Trevor Rabin – 12 Rounds
  8. Tyler Bates – Watchmen
  9. Nathaniel MechalyTaken
  10. John Murphy – The Last House On The Left

Music from another planet: Marinho Nobre – Film Composer/ Music Producer

Marinho Nobre surrounded by...gear and more gear!

Marinho Nobre surrounded by…gear and more gear!

Marinho Nobre

Location: Long Island City – New York


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You can license some of Marinho Nobre’s music for film here on 300

Composer, Producer, Artist – How do you define yourself?

I live a life of music a day at the time. Feel very fortunate for the fact that the 3 titles above came to a perfect blend based on achievements and great opportunities throughout my career.

As a composer, I write for film, tv and concert and consider it my primary field of work.

As a Producer, I utilize my skills from all the years making music on all my scoring work and when in between film scores use those very same skills to produce talent in my studio.

As an Artist, I work on expressing my passion whether it’s based on an image, subject or feeling to the best of my ability. On my solo works I find the most freedom of expression, since I’m in full control. The primary idea is to bring people into the universe that roams inside my mind.

Awards and Professional Highlights-

2008 – Winner – Park City Film Music Festival – Best Score on a Feature Film – (Al Qarem)

2008 – Nominated – Film and TV Music Awards – Hollywood – Best Score on a Short Film (The Angel ) – “Lost” to Michael Giachinno…

2007 – Winner – Park City Film Music Festival – Best Score on a Short Film
(The Angel)

2004 – Winner – Skymedia Awards – Best music on a multimedia work – (Una estoria Verdadera – Scored for the New York Yellow Spanish Yellow Pages )

How long working as professional?

Since 1980 as a music producer – Since 2001 as a full time Film Composer

What was your best professional experience?

Several, but to name a couple Spending 3 days being mentored in Orchestration by dear friend Scott Smaley at his ranch in California – Winning the Park City 2008 Awards for best score among 30 other nominated scores.


A few as well, but one worth mentioning was having a 3 day 60 piece orchestral session in Prague canceled over the greed of a studio exec.

What instruments do you play?

Guitar(Electric – Acoustic – Classical ) , Bass, Keyboards, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukelele, Duduk, Oud, Saz, Doumbek, Lap steel, Pan flute, Native Indian Flute, Piccolo flute, Turkish Ney, Jaw Harp, Brazilian Berimbau, Brazilian Cuica, Tar drum as well as a number of percussion instruments.
I’m still shopping for more and going about learning them so this list will keep growing…

What do you think is the future of music and media as a business?

I pray for a renaissance. There are too many injustices towards composers for film and other artistic directions. There is too much corporate control without sensibility towards the music industry and I am a firm believer that that’s what brought it to the poor sad state we find it right now.

An art?

It’s uncertain. I pray that the creative freedom and respect that are increasingly being degraded by the media and corporate worlds are rescued back to an art form that was once respected and admired.

Music cannot be a commodity for anyone. People need to understand and link the “talent factor” back to the musician and systematically weed out impostors who are slowly but surely destroying something that otherwise is one of the most important artistic aspects of mankind.

Who are your heroes?

My Father, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, Djivan Gasparyan, John Paul II, Mother Theresa of Calcutta, Mahatma Ghandi, Vlad Tepish the II (a.k.a. Dracula ), Oscar Schindler, Dalai Lama.

Musical influences?

Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Villa Lobos, Puccini, Vivaldi, Bernard Hermann, Wojsiech Killar, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Djivan Gasparyan, Hossein Alizadeh, Mercan Dede, Ennia, Enigma, Gypsy Kings, Pink Floyd, Nacao Zumbi, Raul Seixas, Sepultura, NIN, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Young Gods

Other influences?

Not believing solely on influences. Being yourself. Creating trends rather than following them.

What’s a surprising, little known fact about you?

Considering life an art form. One to be lived with the highest praise. A blend of art and one’s inner self connection with the Universe.  Believing that spirituality is just as important if not more than all of the things in the material world.

You can license some of Marinho Nobre’s music for film here on 300

Knowing leads box office weekend

The Alex Proyas-directed, Marco Beltrami-scored film led the pack this past weekend.

Top Ten Box Office Films by Composer

  1. Marco Beltrami Knowing
  2. Theodore ShapiroI Love You Man
  3. James Newton Howard – Duplicity
  4. Trevor Rabin – Race to Witch Mountain
  5. Tyler Bates – Watchmen
  6. John Murphy – The Last House On The Left
  7. Nathaniel Mechaly – Taken
  8. A.R. Rahman – Slumdog Millionaire – ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST SCORE (+ song too!)
  9. n/a________-Madea Goes To Jail
  10. Bruno Coulais +  They Might Be Giants – Coraline

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