December 16, 2015
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
It's finally here!
Tonight marks a milestone nearly a year in the making. Paul attended the cast and crew screening of the new "Star Wars.” Along with the talented music prep team for the film, Paul spent nearly 11 months preparing and orchestrating the scores, working from John Williams’ incredibly detailed pencil sketches. It was a great honor for everyone involved to work on this project.
September 14, 2015
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
Recording Sessions finish for Pixar's new film.
Paul had the pleasure of playing violin on the orchestral recording sessions for Michael & Jeff Danna's score to the upcoming Pixar film, "The Good Dinosaur." The sessions took place at Warner Brothers Studios over the past week.
May 6, 2015
Recording sessions for Seth MacFarlane's “TED 2” begin.
Orchestra recording sessions started this morning at Fox Studios and will continue through this week and next. Paul is playing violin in the orchestra. Composer Walter Murphy is writing a hilarious and fun score like he did with the first "Ted," in addition to his regular TV gig "Family Guy."
April 16, 2015
VARÈSE SARABANDE: “Back in Time...1985 at the Movies”
Recording sessions finished today for the album.
The sessions took place at 20th Century Fox Studios for a new release from label Varèse Sarabande featuring film scores from the year 1985. Many of these were favorites of Paul's growing up, such as "Back to The Future" and "The Goonies." It was great fun for Paul to play violin on these recording sessions and he is looking forward to performing the same selections with the Golden State Pops Orchestra in June 2015.
April 8, 2015
E.T. Live in Concert!
Work continues on preparing John Williams' score for live concert.
Over the past several weeks Paul has been working on engraving, editing and proofreading a portion of the original score from 1982's "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" to be performed live with orchestra and film. He remembers vividly seeing this wonderful movie in the theater in 1982, and has always loved John Williams' soaring score to the film. It is a great honor for Paul to be working on this project.
January 31, 2015
The recording sessions have finished for composer Brian Tyler's score.
Paul played violin on the recording sessions for this film, which began in December at Warner Bros. Studios, ending with a final session today. He has seen this film come full circle, having also played piano for actor Paul Walker's memorial service last spring.
January 15, 2015
BACK TO THE FUTURE: LIVE!
Composer Alan Silvestri is creating a concert version for orchestra with film projection.
Paul has spent much of the past month helping engrave the original pencil scores from "Back to the Future." The original full scores were completed by orchestrator James Campbell and have needed to be adapted for live orchestral performance. Having seen the film in the theater in 1985, Paul has enjoyed revisiting Alan Silvestri's memorable score. Significant cues that Paul worked on were "85 Twin Pines Mall," and the wonderful 10 minute "Clock Tower" sequence near the end of the film.