I began music in middle school on the alto saxophone, and I somewhat quickly moved to the tenor saxophone. I later in high school gathered a basic knowledge of the piano and rudimentary skill on the cello and trumpet. I have scored music for several animators personal projects, as well as for acquaintances creative works and video games. I am by no means a professional, but I take pride in my work. I have had some experience writing more clasically oriented pieces, electronic styles, and heavy metal. Again, although I am not a professional composer (yet), I always strive to give my best and can and am willing to collaborate to improve my piece to the customer's liking!
Price Range: Contact for details specific to your project
Gig Length: 1 - 70 minutes
Languages: English, German
What to Expect
You can expect as a client to have exactly what you request in your music. Music in film and video games is driven by emotion, and these are usually displayed already. If you have any specifics which you want, you should also include those in your request. Generally, depending on the length of the film/animation/number of pieces in a video game, I may charge something like 10$/min of music you need. This is incredibly flexible given any number of factors (budget, expected revenue, length of work, etc) but I would like a price and payment method agreed upon before anything is final (I use PayPal). I will give you periodic updates on your works, and I will send you 10-20 second snippets showing the work in progress, although I cannot surrender the piece in it's entirety without some guarantee of compensation (paying in advance or paying a part of the total in advance is preferred for that instance). Once all is said and done, I will give you what I consider to be the final draft of the work. If you are unhappy with any part of your work after I have received compensation, simply send me an email explaining what you are unhappy about/dislike and I will do my very best to fix it for you. I will continue working until you are satisfied with your product!
I like and prefer to contacted by email. If you have a film or animation (that is small enough) you would simply and ideally email me the finished work once we've established a payment method and agreed upon pricing, Basically, you would tell me what kind of mood/genre/style you are looking for and it's as easy as that! I can usually figure most of it out for myself based off of what you give me. If you are doing a film or animation, I simply need to watch your piece and score it with my software. If you are creating something a bit less conventional and need music to simply fit an idea or mood, then I need good descriptive words and emotions you would want conveyed. I score using Fl Studio, Kontakt, Hollywoodwinds, LASS, Cinebrass, and several other synthetic software. These together create breathtakingly realistic orchestral sounds which I am most acquainted with, although I can emulate many genres and feelings; all you need to do is request something specific and i will try my very hardest to accommodate. If you are ever unhappy with the work I give you, you are more than welcome to send it back with a list of things you would like to hear changed and, again, I will try my hardest to fix it!
|Zack Walter||Composer, Film/Soundtrack scoring, Video game scoring,|
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