Jan Morgenstern - Composer for Media

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Caminandes: Gran Dillama

Type: Short film
Task: Scoring, audio post production
Client: Pablo Vazquez
Year: 2013

Directed by Pablo Vazquez and produced by Francesco Siddi, the second episode of the 3d animated cartoon series Caminandes, titled Gran Dillama, was released in late 2013. Just like its predecessor Llama Drama, it features a fun, big band-infused orchestral score written and produced by me. I was also responsible for the sound design and the mixing.

JGA2014 for CaminandesAt the 2014 International Film Music Festival in Córdoba, Spain, my score for Caminandes: Gran Dillama won a Jerry Goldsmith Award in the category of Best Score for an Animated Short Film.

Watch Caminandes: Gran Dillama on YouTube:

 

Listen to the score:

Glad Forceflex Odorshield

Type: Advertising
Task: Music and audio post production
Client: Alma Agency, Miami
Year: 2013

TV and online ad campaign for Glad® Odorshield® brand plastic trash bags. I produced the music and sound design for this series of 3D animated ads, which is currently airing on national TV in the USA. The commercials were made by Miami-based Alma Agency.
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MED-EL: The World is Rondo

Type: Advertising
Task: Scoring, Audio Post Production
Client: Arx Anima
Year: 2013

An image film for RONDO, the world’s first single-unit cochlear implant (CI) processor developed and manufactured by international medical technology specialist MED-EL. The promotional spot was designed and produced by Austrian animation studio arx anima; I was responsible for the music and audio post production.

Watch the spot on YouTube:

Basse: The Movie – ABAX Image Film

Type: Image Film
Task: Scoring, Sound Design, Mixing
Client: Sandnes Media AS, ABAX
Year: 2013

A 5-minute, tongue-in-cheek Best Customer Practices video for Norwegian provider of triplog and vehicle tracking solutions, ABAX. Directed and animated by Hans Sandnes.

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Crosses

Type: Short Film
Task: Scoring
Client: Team Tortoisebutler
Year: 2013

CrossesTwo police officers arrive at the scene of a cyber crime. During their investigation, they realize that the perpetrator is still in the building. They chase and manage to capture the hacker, but the job goes awry when one of them realizes he has seen the subject before…

crosses1Directed by Alia Sheikh, the 5-minute sci-fi short film CROSSES was made during the weekend of April 6th 2013 as part of the SCI-FI-LONDON 48 Hour Film Challenge. After the team was randomly assigned a title, a line of dialogue and a prop on Saturday noon, a script was developed, all footage shot overnight, and editing, post-production and scoring done in a coffee-fueled 24-hour flurry before the deadline struck.

Caminandes

Type: Short Film
Task: Scoring, Sound Design, Mixing
Client: Pablo Vazquez
Year: 2013

Short film directed by 3D veteran Pablo Vazquez that tells the Story of a guanaco trying to cross a not-so-deserted road somewhere in the Patagonian desert. I was responsible for the scoring and the complete audio production. Watch Caminandes on YouTube:

Detective Agency No. 2

Type: Audiobook, Advertising
Task: Scoring, Audio Post Production
Client: Sandnes Media AS / Gyldendal
Year: 2012

Written by Jørn Lier Horst and illustrated by Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Detective Agency Nr. 2 is a series of detective stories for children ages 6 and up. For the audiobook adaptation of the first two books, as well as the book launch trailer, I’ve written a fun big-band score with a distinct Mancini influence, the main theme of which was nominated in 2013 for a Jerry Goldsmith Award in the category of Best Music in Advertisement.

Watch the trailer:

Juristkongress 2012

Type: Advertisement
Task: Scoring, Sound Design
Client: Sandnes Media AS
Year: 2012

Commercial trailer for a national lawyer symposium taking place November 2012 in Lillestrøm, Norway. Watch it on Vimeo:

The Secret Number

Type: Short Film
Task: Scoring
Client: Lightning Hill Pictures
Year: 2011

Tomlin, a psychiatrist working at a mental hospital, has a disturbing session with one of his patients, a brilliant mathematician named Ersheim. Driven by a singular obsession, Ersheim seeks to prove the existence of “bleem” – a secret integer between three and four. Initially skeptical, Tomlin is unsettled by the idea. Over the course of 24 hours, the idea nags at him, causing him to question his preconceived notions of logic and reality.

Directed by Sintel creator Colin Levy and starring Daniel Jones and Tom Nowicki, The Secret Number is a dark mystery thriller adaption of the homonymous short story written by Igor Teper. The film has been produced over the course of two years as Colin’s master thesis at the Savannah College of Art and Design, has won numerous awards on international film festivals, and was released to an online audience in June 2012.

My work on The Secret Number was awarded Best Original Score at the 2012 Greenville International Film Festival and the 2011 SCAD Film & Television Showcase, and was nominated Best Score for a Live Action Short Film at the 2012 International Film Music Festival in Córdoba, Spain. The entire score is up for listen and download on the Music page!

Watch The Secret Number on Vimeo:

The Girl and the Fox

Type: Short Film
Task: Scoring
Client: Base14
Year: 2012

Ilona, a nine-year-old girl who lives in the wilderness with her mother and father, has fallen on hard times. Supplies are running low, and when a mysterious fox starts killing their livestock, she has no choice but to track down the strange creature in order to ensure the survival of her family.

The Girl and the Fox is an animated short film directed by Tyler J. Kupferer. Its striking, hand-drawn visuals and the simple, yet emotionally resonating theme have earned it numerous awards and nominations at international film festivals, among them a nomination for the animation world’s most prestigious recognition, the Annie Award. The original orchestral score that I wrote for the film was nominated as Best Score for an Animated Short Film at the International Film Music Festival 2012 in Córdoba, Spain.

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