The first thing on my portfolio is a pack I did for the official RPG Maker forums. Or rather, it’s a pack that I collaborated on. It’s a collaborated effort by me and six other musicians, whom I’ve been working with for a while now. The RPG Maker VX Ace software was released on Steam last year. Steam is an extremely popular digital platform from where people can buy and play video games for the Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. It was definitely an honour to have my music hosted on such a service. Just recently, a Steam Workshop for the RPG Maker VX Ace software was opened up, and as part of the launch, we put up our “ReStaff Release 2013 Music Pack II” up on there. Free for users to use in their RPG Maker games (with conditions varying between us authors). This features just short of an hour of my music.
The second piece in my portfolio is Anibake. Anibake is a video game being made under Gojira. This is in collaboration with myself and Andrew Wells, the other musician and classmate hired by the client. We work directly with the game makers themselves, André Pereira and Duarte Gonçalves. Anibake is a mobile game designed to be run on both smartphones and tablets alike. Using GPS technology and geo-tagging technology, the game allows you discover, battle and capture different creatures based on the player’s geographical location and weather conditions. Choosing from types of animals such as urban, forest, water, air, or special boss animals, there’s a number of creatures to find and collect.
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The third piece in my portfolio is Lost, a student film (final major project) produced by Francesca Harris. I was the sole composer on this project and was recruited for this back in early April. The short film is about 5 minutes long, and it’s a story that doesn’t really rely on much narrative or dialogue. It’s about a school girl called Samantha who wakes up in a forest, not quite really sure where she is, or how she got there. Her shirt is muddy is tattered and her belongings are nowhere to be seen. As she starts wandering through the forest she starts to find her missing things. The way the camera shots are done imply that there’s many a way a viewer could interpret them, but personally I interpret it as Samantha slowly regaining her memories with each item retrieved only to realize that she is already dead by the end once she finds her own dead body at the end of the film. Morbid indeed.
The fourth piece in my portfolio is Closed White Space. This is another FMP that I worked on for Nia Edufuah. It’s a short 1 minute and 30 second fashion film. It’s very dark, twisted and abstract. The film was recorded in one of the bathroom halls within Ravensbourne and we had Esme Brand as our model. The film also features voice over from Esme Brand which was where my role as editor came in. The film features a small written piece, a poem of some sort that plays over the film, giving it a more interesting tone.
The fifth piece in my portfolio is Rauch. It’s a 6 minute student film that was made by former Ravensbourne students, but edited by Emmalie El Fadli. The film basically portrays a stark situation between an American soldier and a German soldier as they meet at a particularly bad time. The American gets the pre-emptive strike on the German, but due to a gun malfunction, the American is caught off-guard and is knocked out. He then held hostage by the German, and even after a valiant effort to take out his captor, he fails and the film ends in rather weird way. I was asked to compose music for this in very short notice.
The sixth piece in my portfolio is JRPG Parody. JRPG Parody is different from all the other entries because instead of music, I actually lent my voice as talent for the series. Produced by ProjectTrinity, JRPG Parody is about a group of 5 people each coming from their own different worlds called upon by this great white light to save the world. Pretty standard and cliché stuff, but that’s the idea: a parody of the JRPG (Japanese role playing game) genre. The series consists of five 5-8 minute long episodes, with a reboot due to be starting sometime next year which I will also be reprising my role in.