What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
The one I'm hired to compose
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
James L. Venable (born in October 19, 1967 in Santa Monica, California) is an American composer, working primarily in American film and television. Jim found his musical voice playing drums in various unknown 80’s new wave rock bands. Here he borrowed his first Prophet 5 synthesizer and began his journey combining traditional "organic" instruments, synths, and sampling technology. He is known for his scores to the animated television series THE POWERPUFF GIRLS, SAMURAI JACK, and FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS. The latter was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2005, the same score won a 2005 Annie Award—Venable's third of four—for achievement in music for an animated series. Jim accomplished one of his lifelong dream of contributing to the Star Wars universe as the original composer for Tartakovsky’s STAR WARS: CLONE WARS.
Among Venable's feature film scores are JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, SCARY MOVIE 3, 4, and 5 and EUROTRIP. On August 3, 2004, Venable released an electronica album titled Holding Space with Screaming Fan Records. He is currently working on his next release, “Arrival” which will blend Jim's passion for music, "immersive audio" and original Hi-Def visual imagery. He recently completed the score for the movie SUPERCON and just wrapped three seasons composing music for the hit animated show CLARENCE on Cartoon Network. Jim’s teaching career began in 2008 at UCLA Extension where he taught ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOR FILM AND TELEVISION. Since then, he has been specializing in Music Coaching providing students with the necessary tools for a career in Film, TV and Media Composition.