Hey folks. Just wanted to share a project with you all that I scored and invite you all to check it out. The film is called GRADUATION and was released theatrically in the U.S. in limited cities on May 2, 2008. It is following a "platform release" model...so the theatrical, DVD and broadcast are all squeezed together in a shorter time frame and its release is scheduled to all still hit the graduation time frame here in the U.S. The DVD was released May 13, 2008 and can now be found pretty much anywhere where DVDs are sold, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Borders, etc...
One can see the trailer for the film at the official site www.graduationmovie.com.
I just found out this weekend that GRADUATION will have its hi-definition television premiere this week on the HDNet Movies channel. So one can now see the film for free (schedule those HD DVRs) if you get the channel...
HDNet Movies is usually a part of a high definition package on the various affiliates. So, you have to be subscribed with your cable or satellite provider to receive HD programming to receive the channel. (Note: "HDNet Movies" is a different channel than its sister channel "HD Net"). HDNet Movies is available in the US on AT&T, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications, DIRECTV (ch. 78) , DISH Network (ch. 9423), Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable (ch. 1858), Verizon and more than 40 NCTC cable affiliate companies. The network is available in Canada via Bell Express VU, Cogego, Shaw Cable, Star Choice and more. For more information visit www.hd.net.
The film will be broadcast twice in glorious 1080i HD with 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround on the evening of Wednesday, May 28th, 2008.
Wed, May 28th - 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT
Wed, May 28th - 11:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM PT
About the film:
GRADUATION stars Adam Arkin, Shannon Lucio from The O.C., Riley Smith from Freaks and Geeks, Chris Marquette from The Education of Charlie Banks, Chris Lowell from Veronica Mars, Aimee Garcia from Spanglish, and a cameo appearance by Huey Lewis.
When a friend is in need of financial assistance, the logical next step is to plan a bank robbery. At least that was the conclusion of four high school friends about to embark on the next stage of their lives. The question is will they pull off this heist in time to toss their caps at graduation or have they gotten themselves way in over their heads?
For those who would want to know, the score was recorded and mixed entirely in Digital Performer. The film was mixed at the Wilshire Stages in Hollywood and a Pacific Wave Studios in Burbank. I had a lot of fun using and experimenting with Spectrasonics Stylus RMX in the various cues of the film. I was very pleased with how things came out. The director was too.
If there are any questions about the score or the process and tools used, feel free to ask and I would be happy to answer them. Thanks for taking the time to read folks!
(All stills were taken by Jon Silberg).