So what’s been going on lately? A lot! I really need to post updates more frequently!
I’ve been doing Weekly Beats for 23 weeks now! It’s been good in that I’ve learned a lot, especially when it comes to getting things done quickly. But it’s also been a bit negative because I often rush to get something done every week, to the detriment of other projects and my social life. So I’ve decided that I’m probably not going to continue on with it after this week.
I’ve actually almost made this decision several times now, but each time I caved and spent my Sunday coming up with something for it at the last minute. Whenever I do that though the tracks don’t turn out great and it’s time that I could have spent working on one of the projects that keep piling up in front of me.
Obviously I’m not complaining that I have a lot of things to work on, it’s great! But I do need to manage it all a bit better, and I think Weekly Beats might need to go or at least be put on hold for a while.
Speaking of projects, Mallow Drop is still in development but getting closer and closer to completion! It’s exciting to see it progress and also to refine the music and the concepts behind what I’m doing for it. Initially I started doing stuff that was quite “chip” heavy, but as the game progressed it needed more organic sounds as well. So a lot of the tracks have been redone with orchestral parts and I’m adding in guitars and other real instruments as well. It’s been a really great project for me musically. I’ve been able to evolve a bunch of ideas and methods as the game evolved. I’ve really learned a lot.
There was a private screening of Bleedthrough the other week, which was really exciting! I did most of the music for the film, there are a few tracks that were licensed from elsewhere. Got some great feedback and also it was amazing to see it up on the screen with my music just from a learning point of view. I’ve definitely progressed a lot since the very first track I did, and there are a number of things I’d do differently now. But I’m very proud of it, and the film turned out really great!
A friend of mine is putting together a short film/documentary about what you might call the origins of his film making career. He and a group of friends made a bunch of short films as teenagers/young adults and he’s going to be interviewing people and pulling out a bunch of lost footage. He’s asked me to do music for the soundtrack and I’m actually really excited about it! Should be a fun and interesting project.
So that’s what’s going on with me. I’ve been really busy but in a good way!
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