Mashterpiece Theater

This is a collection of videos that were mixed in a specific way. I spent a lot of time and effort to edit, blend, reshape, retime, and recontextualize the sights and sounds so they would feel like they were meant for each other. Sometimes the source audio comes through, sometimes the source video drives the song, and sometimes the combination gives new meaning to both. The goal of these videos was to create something entirely new, not just set old videos to new music.

I tend to keep the original songs and visuals intact without too much remixing. That's because the original versions were well thought out and meticulously planned. I'm sure the writers, editors, and fans of the original works will notice the changes, and I’d like to extend my sincerest apologies and genuine appreciation to all the amazing artists who brought this fantastic source material to life.

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Shooting Star (from Overwatch) + Two Steps from Hell

One video, three songs, and dozens of sound effects were combined to make this wholesomely explosive music video. Music:“Timelapse” by Two Steps from Hell“Welcome to Amaria” by Two Steps from Hell“Clair Voyant” by Two Steps from Hell Video: Shooting Star from Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment

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The Nascent Podcast

This podcast is a dramatized science fiction serial in the style of classic radio dramas that utilizes voice acting, sound effects, and music to create an immersive experience.

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BRAAAM! (a.k.a. the Inception sound)

This is the Wilhelm scream of movie trailers. I was commissioned to put this little piece together for a talk that composer Mark Petrie gave recently. He wanted to highlight the ubiquitous BRAAAM sound that was popularized by the trailer for Inception and has since gone on to appear in dozens of trailers. It started […]

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“Ironbark” by Mark Petrie + Shadow Fight 3

It’s hard to believe that such a powerful trailer is meant for a glorified mobile game, but who am I to complain? The song and the video have nearly identical rises and falls, so they fit together nicely here. My favorite aspect of it is watching the ending slip into slow motion right as the […]

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“Invincible” by Two Steps from Hell + Smite

I’ve been wanting to do this for a very long time, but none of the videos I found seemed to have the constant kinetic energy that this song requires. I had the first trailer for Smite in my queue for several months before I stumbled back upon it late last night. Within minutes, it became […]

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“Undying Love” by Two Steps from Hell + Tomb Raider

I’ve already used this video for another song, but it fit so well I couldn’t resist. Though the title is misleading because it implies this song is about love, the music itself is thematically appropriate. This video is about finding the strength in yourself. Someone saves her from certain death, but it is ultimately up […]

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“Chase the Light” by Two Steps from Hell + Sucker Punch

This fight sequence from the movie Sucker Punch is perfectly over the top. Three twelve-foot-tall samurai battle against one young woman. Spoiler alert: she wins. If you’re not familiar with the premise of the movie, this fantasy world is a mental construct of the main character’s mind. She’s able to deal with seemingly insurmountable odds […]

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“New World Order” by Two Steps from Hell + Prototype

I’m the reason for all of this. They call me a killer, a monster, a terrorist. I’m all of these things. This was an exercise in immediacy. Some videos take me several hours, some take many days, and some take weeks. This one only took a few hours. Two Steps from Hell uploaded this song […]

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Wait and Bleed + Project Overdrive

Is it a dream or a memory? This has been my go-to Slipknot song for the past 17 years, so I really wanted to find a video for it. After testing out a few random others, I stumbled upon this one from Riot Games. Though the song wasn’t written with this concept in mind, some […]

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“Enigma Machine” by Dream Theater + TIE Fighter

I suppose it was inevitable that I’d mix two of my favorite things together. This brilliant animated short film by Paul “Otaking” Johnson features an animation style reminiscent of cartoons from the 80’s and 90’s. It’s an homage to the TIE Fighter video game from 1994. I set it to Dream Theater because their music […]

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Promise: The Last Day of War

The only unbreakable promise of war is that one day it will end. I truly love this one. The music is uplifting and hopeful even though the video doesn’t appear to be. But this isn’t a celebration of the death of humanity as much as the rebirth of the old world, fulfilling the promise that […]

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“ShutEmDown” by Celldweller + “Angel Stone” from Fincon

I’ve already used this video before, but the music was distinctly different. After I found this Celldweller track, I couldn’t resist. The sudden changes in speed and perspective beg for a song that changes so drastically, which is one of the strengths of dubstep-style music. Plus, this kind of song seems pretty appropriate to highlight […]

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Vegas X Story

Every aspect of human technology has a dark side, including the bow and arrow. I mixed this together last night. Some videos and songs seem like they were meant for each other, and these two definitely fall into that category. The story mostly takes place outside of a city that resembles a futuristic Las Vegas, […]

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“Inferni” by Two Steps from Hell + Hellblade

Two Steps from Hell recently released another album, and it continues the tradition of truly magnificent scores of the past several years. Though the album landed in the final month of 2016, I’d say that “High C’s” is probably the lead contender for song of the year. But more on that later. For now, take […]

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Uki Uki Food Fight

This is probably the most epic food fight you’ll ever see. I love this video for multiple reasons. First, it’s satisfying how the beats and overall flow of the song match the action on the screen. Second, the sheer ridiculousness of this fight goes great with the sheer intensity and playfulness of Babymetal. And perhaps […]

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“Fearless” by Thomas Bergersen + RWBY

In anticipation of the next installment of Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, I started playing with different songs to see if I could make anything work. Not surprisingly, it’s rife with powerful visuals that can tell a story and get a point across in as few frames as possible. So it all works great together. I used […]

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“Cry” by Thomas Bergersen + Detroit: Become Human

Deep inside me, I could feel something different, a gentle and warm whisper telling me that I am…alive. Today, my muse was an android. This video was created using the song “Cry” by Thomas Bergersen and the teaser trailer for Detroit: Become Human by Quantic Dream. I wasn’t aware of this game until I went […]