Strings and Woodwinds for Animation Feature
[caption id="attachment_49688" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Pictured in session at Ocean Way's Studio A are (L-R back row) assistant engineer Wesley Seidman, recording engineer Mike Aarvold, composer/conductor Eric Schmidt, film director Karl Toerge (L-R foreground) score supervisor Brian Paul, and recording supervisor, music preparation Grant Fonda. Photo by David Goggin."][/caption]
Prolific composer Eric Schmidt has completed the score for the upcoming animated feature "Goola City" at Ocean Way. Sessions included recording strings and woodwinds that will be combined with Schmidt's pre-recorded synths and samples. This is the first of several films Schmidt is scoring for China's new film company, VJ Productions.
One of the busiest freelance composers in LA, Schmidt has composed, orchestrated and conducted the music for over 300 episodes of animated series produced by Disney (Quack Pack, Darkwing Duck, Hercules, Goof Troop and Bonkers) and Warner Bros. (Tazmania, Tinytoons, Animaniacs and The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries).
Schmidt's work has been featured in over two dozen motion pictures (Tom & Jerry and The Magic Ring, Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas, Lakeboat, Beethoven III, The Perfect Storm, A Kid in King Arthur's Court, Mighty Ducks II, Ground Zero, Employee Of The Month, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Just My Luck and Little Man).
For the past five years Schmidt has taught composition and conducting at the USC Thornton School of Music Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television.