BLAKE MATTHEW

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Experience

April 2014 – Present - Film Composer

- Composer for 5 feature films, 60+ short films, 5 video games
- Two time Leo award nominee for Best Music in a Short Drama

 

Selected Works

2019

Funhouse - Canadian Horror Thriller feature film by Jason William Lee

 

2018

Infection - Venezuelan Horror Thriller feature film by Flavio Pedota

 

2018

After the Rain - Kyrgyzstan Drama feature film by Chingiz Narynov

 

2019

We Came From the Sea - Drama thriller short film by Jeremy Lutter

 

2018

The Cull - 48 hour horror festival competition by Gigi Saul Guerrero

 

2017

La Buena - Drama short film by Troy Mundle (Nominated for Best Music in a Short Drama at Leo Awards)

 

2016

A Family of Ghosts - Crazy 8s drama short film by Shannon Kohli (Nominated for Best Music In a Short Drama at Leo Awards)


 

April 2017 – Present - Assistant to Film Composer Terry Frewer

- Maintaining and managing music libraries, sample libraries and file organization

- Creating & programming custom guitar patches

- Creating custom channel strip plug-in chains for specific instruments

- Organizing cue sheets for film & TV (Hallmark TV Movies)

- Daily tasks and upkeep of studio space


 

November 2018 – Present - Assistant to Film Composer Daniel Ingram

- Music Editor for animation series Rev & Roll (DHX Media/Wildbrain)

- Organizing & managing music libraries with Sound Miner

- Microphone setup for recording sessions

- Cue sheet submissions

- Daily tasks and upkeep of studio space


 

August 2015 - Present - Panama City Studios - Digital Media Consultant
- Audio editor, mixer, video editor, mastering engineer and sound optimization for various podcasts, summits, webinars and digital conferences

 


September 2014 – May 2017 - Beacon Unitarian Church - Sound Tech
- Audio engineer and sound technician for the weekly service

- Maintenance, setup, live audio, recording, audio editing and mixing

 

June 2012 - September 2014 - Rob Fort Productions & Protec Productions, Vancouver, BC - Stage Setup / Roadie
- Working in a team environment - setting up stage and music equipment

- Taking direction from stage manager to execute tasks quickly and efficiently

- Working with tour manager and crews to set up staging and lighting rigs under tight time schedules


 

Skills

- Proficient use of Logic Pro X, use and knowledge of Pro Tools, Ableton, Adobe Premiere, Sibelius and Sound Miner

- Instruments - Guitar, bass, synth sound design, DJ

- Programming & sequencing MIDI

- Creating unique sound design from hardware & soft synths

- Composing, recording, mixing, audio editing, comping, sound optimization, noise reduction

- DJ for 3 years - opened for multiple international artists 

- Working and collaborating with clients under tight deadlines

- Good at building client base and maintaining relationships as a freelancer

- Quick at identifying and managing customer needs


 

Education

- 2013 - 2014 - Douglas College - Music Technology Certificate - GPA 4.2
- 2016 - 2017 - Private study with Joseph Krush - Music Theory, Harmony & Composition

- 2009 - 2011 - Royal Conservatory Music for guitar
 

 

References

- Terry Frewer (Film Composer, Mentor)

- Ian Putz (Douglas College Professor, Mentor)

- Daniel Ingram (Film Composer, Mentor)

- Vince Mai (Douglas College Professor, Mentor)

(Contact info available upon request)

© 2020 Blake Matthew

 

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