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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Any. Except comedy.
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
United Kingdom
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Film, TV, Multimedia, Games and all the rest of it!

Always looking for projects to join.

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A Sneak Peek Into The World Of KERBEROS

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 4:33pm 0 Comments

I've uploaded 2 cues from the film i'm scoring called 'KERBEROS'

One made it in. The other, 'DARIUS BREAKS' didn't as it just gave the scene another vibe altogether.

Russell Scott-Johnson

Reel Time

Posted on November 1, 2009 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Have just spent ALL DAY with director. Have now gotten all 9 reels of score completed and mixed. have delivered first 3 reels to him ready for Twickenham tomorrow. And i'm just about to keel over dead from exhaustion!

A Quick Update

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

Ok, so that went better than expected. (See last blog).

Even more work has been put in to it to tighten it up; color grading, background audio and, more importantly for me, the soundtrack has been added. I now know where my cues more or less fit. Did you not have a spotting session Russ? Yes, i did. But the thing is with films is that it's made by very creative people with a lot of artsy things they want to say in it; even in a violent movie such as this. And so cue placement and… Continue

It Just Occurred To Me...

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

I was given a month to score this three headed beast. 31 days.

However, after doing the maths, the amount of time i was left with after having to work all week to pay the mortgage, means that i have only had 14.6 days to do it in.

Damn...I'm actually quite pleased with myself now. 8-0 !

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At 9:45pm on December 26, 2009, Tim Clemmons said…
Very nice! I like the vibe you have created on Not Getting Out. Excellent!!!
At 6:23pm on December 10, 2009, Chris Dargay said…
I hate dem Zombie MF'rs too! Reason #3 is my current scratch pad. Nice work. Best of luck...
At 5:13pm on December 10, 2009, Asevenc said…
Dark, yet well lit.
Your compositions have a sort of warmth, that prominences the characters that you build(/mention) (e.g Darius).
I am sure they would sound even more scintillating when performed.
Have you ever considered using a Tabla ? I thought 'Darius Breaks' was looking for one !
Hope you don't mind my intrusion !!
At 12:54pm on November 14, 2009, Jason Munn said…
Oh - and thanks Russell for your wonderful comments about my music. Sorry, I didn't mention it before; was distracted. I'm looking forward to listening to your music as soon as I can find a moment without interruption.

Best regards,

At 6:20pm on October 29, 2009, Russell Scott-Johnson said…
Crap! Forgot to say: Check it out, baby!
At 6:09pm on October 29, 2009, Russell Scott-Johnson said…
Ok, so. First comment. This had better be good,right? Im composing for high budget, american indie film. It's a gritty, dirty crime thriller. There isn't much score needed, but my god it's intense. The director is flying over to see me again this week end. This is my first BIG scoring project and 'im running my studio on 1 gig of memory (shhh!) and a lot of late nights!; yes, it is possible to do!. I'm realizing that life is what happens to other people.

For all you hardcore composers out there, I'm also using EWQL, Reason 3, Cubase SX3 and other VST's - What??? Whadya mean that's low end? Hey, have you seen the prices of VSL lately? it's that or the mortgage. Did i mention I'm only running a gig. Hey! it's my studio and i know how to milk it.

Back to the film. It's being mixed and mastered into 5.1 at Twickenham Studios, England, which is kinda rare for such a small project. And that aint cheap. Am i seeing any payment for this? you bet your ass, sunshine.

And so it goes. Back and forth over skype and ftp servers to deliver, well, the deliverables. Sometimes cues hit the mark first time. others need a lot of rewriting. Even the spotting session can bring about red herrings!

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