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Bad Vibes (2019)  Directed by: Bron Theron

A young woman anxiously follows an unidentifiable sound, while alone in her dark creepy house. 

Threnody for the Distressed, A suspenseful build meant to make Penderecki proud, introducing teeth-chattering tension as our subject faces the anxiety of the unknown with a knife.

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Kinetic (2018) Composed By: Jehad Choate

“Kinetic” is an original piece I made showcasing music that celebrates a world in motion. Stock footage pulled from video.pexels.com and edited by myself.

Bad Vibes (2019) Directed by: Bron Theron

A young woman anxiously follows an unidentifiable sound, while alone in her dark creepy house. 

Sometimes I scare myself, composed and orchestrated by Jehad Choate, depicts light tension followed by brief jump scares as our subject explores a room. 

All clips are used with permission from White Ninja Productions.

Deep Blue (2018) Composed By: Jehad Choate

I composed this in honor of the biggest great white shark captured on film. I just found her mysterious and beautiful.

Marta's Dance (2019)  Directed by: Guido Orio

A humbled maid with faded dreams of being a professional ballet dancer meets a young thief who seemingly gives up on his future to survive in a world that looks down on him because of his ethnicity.

Hope for Tomorrow, composed and orchestrated by Jehad Choate, shows the reflective side of this film after exploring broken dreams, and political disenfranchisement, Marta makes a choice. I mixed up hints of “Le Cygne” and the “Star Spangled Banner” for thematic purposes and this leads to the full arrangement of “Le Cygne” as the ending credits theme. 
I thought about why the particular piece of “Le Cygne” was used. Translated to The Swan, it was about the idea of the “swan song”. After research, I found that ancient greeks and romans used to believe that the swan was a mute animal until its final moments of life, where it would sing the most beautiful song and then die. The act of releasing something beautiful into the world before disappearing from it was the inspiration for my cues in tone and arrangement. 
Used with permission from the Long Beach Filmmakers.

Marta's Dance (2019)  Directed by: Guido Orio 

A humbled maid with faded dreams of being a professional ballet dancer meets a young thief who seemingly gives up on his future to survive in a world that looks down on him because of his ethnicity.

Le Carnaval Des Animaux: Le Sygne, composed by Camille-Saint-Saëns, arranged and orchestrated by Jehad Choate, shows Marta dancing as almost like a prayer offered to the dancing idol. This piece was requested as the actual dance, but I felt that emotion of it needed to be humble, so I introduced the theme with a simple cello solo, and then brought in the rest of the music as she starts to move. I also extended a modulating phrase, and added some altered thematic content on it, because I needed to land on the sound of glass breaking at the ascending portion of the melody. 

Used with permission from the Long Beach Filmmakers.

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