“The Meg” by Harry Gregson-Williams

Steve Alten’s MEG is one of the few books I’ve read multiple times. Not because I enjoy shallow entertainment (well I do!), but because I just freaking LOVE animal horror flicks. No matter how insanely bad this film might end up, I know for sure that I’m going to enjoy the hell out of myself sitting in my nearest IMAX theater watching a GIANT SHARK doing ridiculous things. Jurassic Shark The novel opens up with a great introductory scene involving a T-Rex and our prehistoric Jaws. Unfortunately, that’s just one of many, many scenes that didn’t make it into the…

“The Bad Batch” by Various Artists

This little collection has been in on-and-off-development for about a year. My original reason for it was the OMPS subtitle on the original cover (#1) – or more precisely – the chosen font type (“Block Pro Cond“). It was just a thorn in my side, especially next to a delicate logo treatment as the one for The Bad Batch. And so, just out of curiosity, I sat myself down to see what I would come up with. It’s safe to say that this custom covers set has no reason to exist whatsoever. My initial problem with the bulky font choice…

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” by Michael Giacchino

These last couple of weeks I’ve come to see more and more covers of mine being posted on social media – and more importantly – by composers and producers themselves. I didn’t realize that until now. And I immediately thought of all those rants and perhaps unjustified criticism that I’ve posted over the years. Sometimes I forget that composers (and maybe even studios…..) are real people too and they pour their heart and soul into their work. And we, the fans, just can’t stop moaning and nagging about everything. So I want to take this opportunity to say sorry to…

“Jirga” by AJ True

Work for hire can be a lot of fun! You work on something that is exposed – officially! – to a much larger crowd than normal and you support other peoples’ art. In the process, you get to know them and their desires which is always fascinating, always surprising and always pushing your personal borders of experience. In July 2017 I was contacted by an Australian composer named AJ True, who requested my work for his debut feature film score. Jirga is a very personal story about a former Australian soldier who returns to Afghanistan to find the family of…

“Titanic (The Deluxe Edition)” by James Horner

James Cameron, known for being one, if not the most innovative and meticulous filmmaker out there, was responsible for the two highest grossing films of all time. And both prominently utilized two of the most ill-reputed typefaces of all time. It’s almost as if they did it on purpose… only to mock us typophiles. Producing a hollywood blockbuster for an allegedly production budget of $237 million dollar and then making use of “Papyrus” (a font that came free with every Windows and Mac OS computer) certainly feels somewhat ironic, there’s no denying that. Even Ryan Gosling thinks so. Ten years…