VICE on HBO

Broadcast Video,HBO — admin @ 1:38 pm

Here’s a quick sound-music-design cue of mine (c/o VideoHelper’s MODULES series) appearing in HBO’s documentary series Vice. It’s in the “European Meltdown” segment of S1E4, “Love And Rockets”. The piece is called “Wirecutter” and can be heard in full here.

Jones + Mondo + Barta + Giordano + Boardwalk = Infinity

HBO — admin @ 5:15 pm

Here’s a cool unexpected connection to my work in MONDO VAUDE.

Vince Giordano (musician, arranger, and leader of The Nighthawks Orchestra) appears regularly on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He’s also a collaborator with my co-music director/producer for Mondo Vaude, Bob Barta. These spots for Boardwalk (however) feature NOT my work as a jazz composer/vaudeville producer, but as a modern electro-acoustic sound designer. Always expect the unexpected.

The tracks are all c/o VideoHelper and play out as: “Sixth Realm” , “Scared Scars” and “Fourthworld“. Click links to hear original tracks.

Bored to Death

HBO — Tags: , — admin @ 5:48 pm

For the show Bored to Death, HBO produces a segment called “Inside the Mind of Jonathan Ames”. One of the themes is my track “Bedford Shuffle” c/o Videohelper.

Production notes: I’m pretty sure that piano sound went like this:

1. Find old upright at 3rd Ward.
2. Hire disgruntled tuner.
3. Record chromatic one-shots in photo Studio C.
4. Edit, map, and sequence chords.
5. Lay off to ca. 1960′s 1/4″ tape via 1977 TEAC 2300S.
6. Un-spool tape and crumple up by hand.
7. Re-spool on to TEAC.
8. Re-record while creating wow and flutter by stopping/hitting reels.

Enjoy!

Hung (S3)

HBO — Tags: , — admin @ 12:04 pm

Here’s a new campaign for the HBO Original Series Hung. It’s using my track “Black Denim” via Videohelper from 2008; it’s a pretty cool music-heavy spot.

I usually don’t produce rock music but everyone loves a shuffle these days. Every now and then I do turn on an amp.

See also the track “Delinquent” here and here.

Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Avatar Promos

HBO — Tags: , , — admin @ 3:28 pm

3 random episodic campaigns from HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Avatar all using CA70 music and sound design.

Boardwalk Empire: “Lincoln Tunnel”
Curb Your Enthusiasm: It’s Not  A Reunion Show But It’s The Closest You’ll Get: “Holy Roller”
Avatar
: “Surging Magic”

All tracks © Videohelper.

True Blood: Digging Up Season 3

HBO — Tags: , — admin @ 4:45 pm

Here’s an edit of HBO’s True Blood: Digging Up Season 3. It uses CA70 tracks as background cues and they are all © 2000-2004 by Videohelper. They play out as:

“The Unearthly”
“Badlands”
“Enter The Shaman”
“Five Ways to Die”

“The Unearthly” contains samples/noise of reel-to-reel tape I buried in a graveyard in Sleepy Hollow during Halloween week of 2003. Method that!

HBO Films: My Zinc Bed

HBO,Trailer — Tags: , — admin @ 5:07 pm

This is the trailer (via Viewpoint Creative) for the HBO Films/BBC production of My Zinc Bed (2008). It features 4 tracks of mine produced at Videohelper from 2000-2004 starting at :26. They are:

“Predicament”
“Foreboding”
“The Destroyer Cometh”
“Tokyo Static”

Production note: The Chapman Stick at :40 in “Foreboding”.

Music From The Sopranos’ Cleaver

HBO — Tags: , — admin @ 6:41 pm

Here’s the clip from The Sopranos (Ep. 614 “Stage 5″) where we see Christopher Moltisanti’s film Cleaver. The “score” is a track of mine called “The Unholy” via Videohelper (ASCAP) and originally aired on April 15 2007.

Diversidad Spot

HBO — Tags: , , , — admin @ 9:11 am

Clean and upfront yet flattish spot for HBO Latino featuring “The Bullitt Connection” from Videohelper (ASCAP) © 2001. The track is (just about) 10 years old and sounds it but you live + you learn (hopefully).

That’s an Access Virus B HARDWARE synth and probably the best part of the production; they sound so good and I miss it so. This track = 80′s teenage photos of my producer-dom. Seemed cool at the time to wear plaid blazers + peroxide my hair + wear Army medals.

Entourage (S3)

HBO — Tags: , — admin @ 5:22 pm

More old website liquidation. This is a famous track from Videohelper titled “Delinquent” used for many things including recap and promo music for Season 3 of HBO’s Entourage. A fun track to produce because it’s just one take of rock. No edits or tricks.

Making The Sopranos S6

HBO — Tags: — admin @ 8:42 pm

Another piece from the archives. This is the open for HBO’s Making The Sopranos Season 6. The track is “Birth of a Notion” from POLITIK courtesy of Videohelper Production Music Library (ASCAP).

The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency

HBO — Tags: , — admin @ 5:22 pm

I composed and produced the music used for HBO’s #1LDA (S1) during recaps and promos. The track is “My Main Man” from Videohelper Production Music Library (ASCAP).

Videoreel 2010

AMC,HBO,NBC — Tags: , , — admin @ 3:30 pm

Working on a new, simpler, single-page CA70 experience. Getting rid of à la carte video links (annoying) in lieu of one updated and evolving videoreel. All music and sound design CA70 (Chris Jones) and I’m pretty sure the movie studios, networks, and production companies involved reserve ALL their rights too. Thanks!

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