Doug Hall, who heads up the newly launched Propeller Music & Sound Design, teamed up with composer Len Miller of DreamScape Music to score the original soundtrack for the independent feature Steve Phoenix: The Untold Story.
“I’ve always focused on my commercial work,” notes Hall, who has scored spots for such high-end clients as Visa, Jeep, Calvin Klein, Mercedes Benz and AT&T. “And we created Propeller with the needs of that market in mind. However, I really enjoy mixing it up with long form projects. Scoring films also brings a fresh perspective to my spot work, particularly when it’s an innovative project like this.”
Steve Phoenix: The Untold Story is the tale of Jack Sparks, host of a Philadelphia public-access TV program desperate to find the big story that will make his career. Sparks then goes undercover with Philly rock band, Steve Phoenix, to investigate.
Director Haley sent identical videos of the final cut to Hall and Miller who scanned them into their systems, divided up the movie and composed to QuickTime Movies. Hall then worked in Propeller’s new MIDI composing room with the latest version of MOTU’s Digital Performer running on a dual 2 Ghz Power Mac G5, complete with Apple’s 23-inch Cinema Display. He also utilized a variety of soft synths and other music software, as well as an inventory of analog pre-amps and outboard processing gear. His midtown boutique also features a spacious live recording room.
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