Crooked Arrows CD Signing at Dark Delicacies

This past week, Brian participated in a CD signing of his new Crooked Arrows soundtrack release with Perseverance Records at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA.  Brian was honored to be sitting next to so many other composers from the label whose work he deeply respects.  Other composers at the signing event included Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter), Peter Bernstein (The Puppetmaster), Richard Sherman (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins), David Williams, Edwin Wendler (The Escape), Mader (The Wedding Banquet), Paul Hertzog (Bloodsport), David Williams (The Prophecy I & II) and many more.  Limited autographed copies of the score are available if purchased from the Perseverance Records online store.

SCOREcast Episode 31: Total Request (Sorta) LIVE!

Original Air Date: October 1, 2011

This Episode: SCOREcast Episode 31: Total Request (Sorta) LIVE!

Co-hosts:Deane Ogden & Brian Ralston

SCOREcast theme composed by: Jeroen “Kejero” Rogier SCOREcast announcer: Jeff Rechner  iTunes RSS Link

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In this episode, the boys answer your questions in our very first social media-centric episode of SCOREcast. Nothing is sacred—topics include samples versus live instruments, composer copyright issues, dealing with your first film project, handling directors, where to live when starting a film scoring career, and much, much more. We’ll also give you a sneak peek into what we have planned for SCOREcast’s 5th Anniversary, and how you can get the full scoop coming up on what’s ahead for the website and podcast. Check it out!

SCOREcast Session: Music Editing AVATAR

Original Air Date: September 18, 2011

This Episode: SCOREcast Session: Music Editing AVATAR

Co-hosts: Brian Ralston

SCOREcast theme composed by: Jeroen “Kejero” Rogier SCOREcast announcer: Jeff Rechner  iTunes RSS Link

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In this SCOREcast Session episode originally recorded on June 4, 2011, Brian Ralston sat down with composer James Horner’s long-time music editor Jim Henrikson and Cuetime software developer and music editor Dan Brock to discuss the role of the music editor in the Hollywood feature filmmaking process. Get ready for an incredibly entertaining episode full of stories from some of filmmaking’s greatest moments, including a behind-the-scenes rundown on how the music for James Cameron’s 3D sensation Avatar was recorded. This is one episode you will not want to miss!


Teaser video from VOYAGER scoring session


Brian's recent trip to Arizona to conduct the film scoring workshop and live scoring session was a complete success.  Director Jared Potter's film VOYAGER will premiere at the Fox Theater in downtown Tucson on Saturday, May 14th at 7pm.  Below is a little teaser of Brian's score edited together with live footage from one of the sessions in AZ. 

Brian to guest speak at the University of Arizona.

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Brian has been invited to speak next week, April 15th at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.  The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television, the Hanson Film Institute an Xerox presents a film scoring seminar/workshop and recording session to be headlined by Brian on April 15th, 2011.  The presentation will take place in the Harvell Bldg, Room 104 at 10:30am - 12:00 noon and is open to all students.  Followed by a pizza lunch.  At 1:30pm - 5:00pm, a live demonstration film scoring recording session will take place in the School of Music recording studio, music room 57 (basement).  NOTE:  Due to limited space in the recording studio, to attend the recording session, you must have signed up for a 30-minute slot during the previous session. The lecture portion of the event will be focused on the process of scoring music for film and television.  Topics will be discussed from both a music viewpoint and a filmmaking viewpoint.  So both film students and music composition or performance students interested in film scoring are encouraged to attend.  Brian will also answer any questions students might have about the process and provide some audio/video examples and demonstrations of the process of scoring a scene. 

For the recording session in the afternoon, the event will not only serve the purpose of recording music for Jarrod Potter's thesis film VOYAGER...but it will also serve as a live demonstration of the recording process of cues with live musicians. 

Many thanks to Dan Brock who has put a lot of time and effort in organizing this event, to the U of Az School of Theater, Film & Television, professor Jeff Haskell and the School of Music and Wiley Ross from the U of Arizona recording studio.