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THE FILAMENT HYPOTHESIS | "Kathy & Jeb" (Short | Dark Comedy)
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FLIGHT | "Eleonora's Falcon: Life In The Balance (Short | Wildlife Documentary)
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN | "Kathy & Jeb" (Short | Dark Comedy)
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DRAGON CAPTURE | AIR Studios
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FREE-FALLING | "I'm Alright" (Short | Silent Drama)
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GAS STATION LOVE LETTER | "Kathy & Jeb" (Short | Dark Comedy)
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DAUGHTER, LOVER, MOTHER | Vocal Experimentation
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COMING HOME | "Eleonora's Falcon: Life In The Balance" (Short | Wildlife Documentary)
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THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE... | "Kathy & Jeb" (Short | Dark Comedy)
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JACK McKENZIE | COMPOSER
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As an Orchestrator, Jack has prepared scores for numerous large and small-scale sessions, collaborating with some of the world’s finest Studios and Musicians including; AIR STUDIOS LONDON, CLOCKWORK SESSIONS, THE BUDAPEST ART ORCHESTRA with EAST CONNECTION RECORDING and, alongside MOWAT, were the first to record a film score with the ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA in their new state-of-the-art recording facility SCOTLAND'S STUDIO (October 2021). 

JACK McKENZIE is a Scottish Composer, Orchestrator and Arranger for Film, Television and Video Games based in London. A highly versatile writer, his music varies in genre and style, often maintaining a heavy emphasis on melodic or thematic writing in combination with the integration of unusual and unique contemporary techniques and sounds.

Jack most recently worked alongside fellow Scottish Composer BLAIR MOWAT as an Additional Music Composer for ITV’s hit crime drama McDONALD & DODDS and MARK GATISS' remake of the 1972 classic THE AMAZING MR BLUNDEN for SkyMAX

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Jack studied with Contemporary Electro-Acoustic Composer TIMOTHY COOPER whilst undertaking his BMus (Hons) Undergraduate Degree in Edinburgh, before going on to study a Post Graduate in Composition for Film & TV at the world-renowned NATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL (alumni include DARIO MARIANELLI, NATALIE HOLT, SEGUN AKINOLA, JON OPSTAD).

After mentoring with ADAM LUKAS (OBERNOSTERER), an Emmy-winning Composer at HANS ZIMMER'S BLEEDING FINGERS MUSIC, Jack now  regularly contributes original music for the company and their partnered Production Music Libraries: SONY/ATV and EXTREME MUSIC

 

As a Tutor, Jack also creates a variety of educational content on his YouTube Channel including; Tech and Sample Library Reviews, Film Music Analyses, MIDI Tutorials and Mock-Up Covers.  

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How To Convert MIDI To Notation | DAW To Score Tutorial
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How To Convert MIDI To Notation | DAW To Score Tutorial

A brief and basic look into how to prepare, export and import MIDI from your DAW and convert into readable sheet music. This is not a Dorico or Logic Pro X tutorial, however if you would like a video that looks into Orchestrating MIDI a lot more intricately please let me know in the comments below! Dorico: https://www.steinberg.net/dorico/ Truth (with MIDI): https://youtu.be/d-noTM-6uRM Basic Strings Dorico Project (and XML): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hk21abajgr218gm/AAC5jbwXm7Rm_S9jaPZM9kYya?dl=0 As always thank you for watching and hopefully I've managed to educate, whilst you procrastinate... If you would like to show your appreciation, please 'buy me a coffee' via: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackmckenzie ! Any and all help goes straight back into Music Production and Content Creation. Thank you for your support! MAKE SURE TO S U B S C R I B E: https://www.youtube.com/c/jackmckenziecomposer?sub_confirmation=1 0:00 Intro 1:47 Preparing The Project 6:16 Quantising 11:32 Exporting 16:04 Setting Up Notation 20:39 Conclusion Please feel free to comment below if you would like to see any specific content, or if you have any questions or queries! Follow me on my Socials! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackmckenziecomposer/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackmckmusic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackmckenziecomposer Website: https://www.jackmckenzie-composer.com IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm13232228/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3CYIldEiCqRGmTaMMvdfkI Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jackmckenzie-composer
The Music of Dead Man’s Chest | Film Music Video Essay
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The Music of Dead Man’s Chest | Film Music Video Essay

A video essay, exploring the Plot and The Music behind one of my favourite all-time movies: Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man’s Chest. THIS VIDEO IS NOT MONETSIED. Source: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Directed by Gore Verbinski, Walt Disney Pictures, 24 Jun 2006 Watch Dead Man’s Chest on Disney+ here: https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/pirates-of-the-caribbean-dead-mans-chest/1YKAVS3I52Eq Motifs and Themes PDF and .Midi file found in the dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/53s3nw84p8lrs3p/AACt7pfdlBkrqzprUyBBUvRAa?dl=0 As always thank you for watching and hopefully I've managed to educate, whilst you procrastinate... If you would like to show your appreciation, please 'buy me a coffee' via: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jackmckenzie ! Any and all help goes straight back into Music Production and Content Creation. Thank you for your support! MAKE SURE TO S U B S C R I B E: https://www.youtube.com/c/jackmckenziecomposer?sub_confirmation=1 Please feel free to comment below if you would like to see any specific content, or if you have any questions or queries! ‘3 Way Sword Fight’: https://youtu.be/vi5SuejD9lY Timecode: 0:00 Intro 0:49 The Plot 4:25 The Characters 6:43 The Score 7:54 Themes and Motifs 8:28 Jack Sparrow 10:55 Davy Jones 13:46 The Kraken 16:25 Foreshadowing 17:36 The East India Trading Company 18:02 Davy Jones’ Cruelty 18:44 Panic Motif 19:41 Three-way Sword-fight 20:12 Conclusion If you liked this video and would like to see a specific movie analysed in this way, let me know in the comments below! Follow me on my Socials! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackmckenziecomposer/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackmckenziecomposer Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jackmckenzie-composer Website: https://www.jackmckenzie-composer.com Thanks again and stay safe!! *DISCLAIMER* THE RIGHTS TO ALL MUSIC AND RELATIVE IMAGES IN THIS VIDEO REMAIN WITH THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER AND COPYRIGHT HOLDER. THIS VIDEO IS INTENDED FOR NON-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY, NOT FOR ANY MONETARY GAIN. ANY AND ALL AD REVENUE WILL BE PAID TO THE RESPECTIVE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS. NO INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. #pirates #deadmanschest #davyjones #hanszimmer #thekraken #piratesofthecaribbean #davyjonesmusic #piratesmusic #potc #hanszimmerpirates
Film Scoring Isn't About Film Music...It’s All About Story! [Video Essay]
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