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Terrifying. Truly!

Here’s a short snippet of music I wrote on spec for a horror film I was bidding on. Liked how it turned out so I thought I’d share it with you all. I hope you enjoy it! And should you need a composer or sound designer, I’m available!

I recently landed a new audio project, which is always a good thing! But what’s most interesting about this particular situation is the client talked to me about WHY I was picked, especially considering that some of the other candidates had way more experience than I did. Aside from the obivous things like matching style needs, scheduling, cost, etc, it came down to simple, common respect. Respect for the client hiring and respect for the application process itself. And, again, this is all according to what my client told me:

*One applicant was late to the interview and didn’t even apologize or awknowledge being late.

*One applicant came off as uninterested or somewhat distant/distracted during the interview (which was held via Skype).

*Another didn’t fit all of the requirements and wanted to bring in extra people adding to the costs, overall.

*Here’s one more from another interview experience I had years ago for an in-house position: The other applicant literally smelled like “old cheese.”

Interviewing can be a hard thing. It’s stressful! You’re on the spot and want to make a good impression. You might be nervous! I’ve heard tips on how to interview well most of my life but this recent experience reminded me that they actually DO apply! So don’t dismiss them!

*Be early to an interview.

*Be prepared.

*Be engaged. This is critical during phone or webcam interviews where it can become much easier to multi-task.

*Be yourself.

*Be presentable. Have good hygiene and take pride in your appearance!

You may or may not get the gig but don’t sabotage yourself by missing out on the easy things. Give yourself the best odds possible!

Good luck!

Here’s a “new” track. Rather, here’s a new take on an old track from 2006! I hired Jean Bolger to play the violin tracks and we recorded them at Mark Derryberry’s new studio, Derryberrys Recording Studio. I’ll be honest, the track is still evolving somewhat but this is very close to a finalized version and… honestly, I just wanted to get it out there!

What I’ve tried to convey with this track is a blending of mystery, wonder along with some element of danger or foreboding. You’re in this Lost Forest but you’re not quite sure it’s a good or bad thing yet. Currently, I’ve got three or four more tracks coming down the pipeline once I get all of the parts recorded, produced and mixed. Stay tuned!

Thanks!

Three new songs composed for the Antilia MMO. I hope you enjoy them!

You can stream or buy the full album with the links provided!

 
 

Here’s an amazing short film, animated with sprites, that I took part in (sound design). Hope you like it! Warning: A tad bit of rough language here and there.

 
 
I was asked to score this cute and funny animated short film and was really happy with how the score turned out! It’s about a girl who goes through puberty… in about 0.38 seconds. Dont’ worry, it’s completely safe for work! Check it out!

Blitz from nancy chung on Vimeo.

 
 
I had the pleasure of scoring a very creative film by Ire Lim who’s studying animation. It’s a cute, quirky and funny look at how some feel during the first day of school. I hope you like it!
 

 
 
Here’s a short piece I composed for a film project bid. To be honest it came together quite quickly and the “voice” of the film’s story made it easy to find the right sort of music and mood. I was very happy with how things turned out.

Enjoy!

 
I’d like to wish you and yours the warmest wishes for a great holiday season! This is a special time of year where we can get together with the ones we love and forget some of the craziness of normal, day-to-day life. This has been a spectacular year and I cannot wait to announce some of the cool things Madsen Studios has been a part of once they’re made public. Safe travels!

I’ve had two recent articles published on http://www.gameaudio101.com/ and wanted to share them with you all!

Pursuing a Career in Game Audio

12 Tips on Destroying Writer’s Block

Also working on a feature length film, a promo trailer for another video game and fielding several projects from other studios. Always looking for more, so if you need audio – contact me!

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