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Episode 123 – Composer Gregory James Jenkins

LA based composer Gregory James Jenkins joins us this week to talk about scoring everything from Disney cartoons to horror films. We talk with Gregory about how he got started as a composer, his process and what he enjoys about making music for film and TV!

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WHO IS GREGORY JAMES JENKINS?

Gregory James Jenkins is a composer working in Los Angeles, probably most well known for composing the music for the 2015 horror/comedy The Final Girls, starring Taissa Farmiga and Malin Ackerman. Unless of course you have children who watch the Disney show Goldie and Bear, which he also does music for.

GETTING STARTED

  • Starting off working for a music tech company.
  • Getting the job at Machine Head.
  • Getting the opportunity to make music for money.
  • How Gregory got his chops.

MAKING THE LEAP

  • Making the jump from music for commercials to Film and TV.
  • Seizing the opportunity.

PROCESS

  • How Gregory likes to work.
  • How many revisions is too many?
  • What is Gregory’s style?
  • What’s next?

WHERE TO FIND GREGORY

Website: http://www.gregtronic.com/

Gregory on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4613059/

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/gregtronic/videos

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gregtronic

Upcoming projects: Live Bait a short film that premiered on American Horror Story 10/10/2017

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