MUSIC

When asked when he discovered a passion for music, Weijun Chen says there never was a magical moment. Instead, it has always been a part of him. Growing up in Shanghai, China, he showed musical talent from a young age. Even in his earliest years, he would sing back any songs that were played on the television or radio with perfect pitch. At only six years old he began playing the piano, and by ten he was writing his own music....

                                                                                          Recording artist Rhia shot by Bode Helm

With over 19 years in the music industry, Australian recording artist, vocalist,...

  Stefano Capobianco walks into the front entry of historic Capitol Records, greeting me with a big smile and humming a tune. One might think that this is because he’s excited to once again record at the studio which has chronicled The Beatles, Sinatra, and almost every popular music icon of nearly the past century; you’d only be partially correct. Today, he’s recording new songs with King Leg, the band he’s been a part of for...

At the beginning of the month, celebrated Canadian Composer Michael Shlafman headed to the prestigious Greenwich Film Festival in Connecticut to discuss his new film La Guerra. Shlafman, having been part of the music team on projects like Pet Sematary and Botero, and television shows such as LARPs, is clearly no stranger to success, but was truly honored to be invited to speak on a panel and talk about his work on La Guerra.

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A powerful score is one of the most fundamental aspects of a memorable movie or television show. It has the power to add humor, drama, and emotion into a scene with just a few notes. For composer Alex Stewart, music adds another dimension to what you are watching. Instead of just appealing to the visual senses, music brings in the audience's auditory senses to support the drama and action, creating a more engrossing and enjoya...

Since the dawn of time, music has told stories and evoked emotion. This is a well-accepted truth among all cultures. However, the beauty of music is that it can also aid in other forms of storytelling, from films to television shows to plays. A well-written score can often be the most memorable part of a film, living through generations and instantly recognized within the first few notes. Samuel Lam knows this well. Hailing fr...

As a recording engineer for some of Canada’s top musicians, Jordan Oorebeek must be both extremely technical and highly creative. He has extensive knowledge of studio equipment, as well as the ability to play many instruments. He stands side-by-side with artists and joins them on their journey, manifesting their creative visions into reality.

Oorebeek’s tremendous commitment to his craft has aided the success of many musicians,...

  It’s said that Talent recognizes Talent. Jon Saldanha is verification of this. A celebrated musician who has performed with a number of acclaimed Grammy Award Winning artists, Saldanha is also a talent manager with a diverse group of clients. Nothing depicts this better than music group HOFFEY and Adventure Photographer Ben Prescott. In a modern marketplace where digital content and social media reign supreme in terms of mar...

Cheng Wei Liao is something like a magician; he makes the impossible, possible, creating what goes far beyond imagination. As a celebrated CGI Artist, the Taiwanese native perfects the look of your favorite movies, television shows, music videos, and commercials.

“If the audience leaves saying that they cannot tell what is real and what is not, that means my CG magic works. I believe the ultimate satisfaction and delight for me...

  Perhaps more than any genre, the music of a horror film is as identifiable as the story itself. Halloween, The Exorcist, Jaws; the Pavlovian effect of these musical fingerprints is undeniable. Filmmakers comprehend the gravitas of this type of composition and the necessity to ideally capture the recordings. There’s as much depth in the process of creating and capturing this music as in any of the frightening and iconic horro...

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