Michael McCormack Music
Results-driven creative professional offers over ten years of professional composing and production experience. Skilled in music composition, song-craft, video production, mixing, mastering and sound design. Determined, loyal and dedicated, demonstrating an unwavering work ethic, consistently exceeding client expectations.
Film Music Institute, Nashville, TN - Instructor Steven Scott Smalley, June 2008
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Dec 1995
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Negotiable rate for service will vary depending on the project's custom needs, budget and music ownership/licensing needs (Typically 5-10% of budget). Always feel free to make your best and honest offer should your resources be limited.
MUSIC SCORE COMPOSER RELEVANT/SELECTED CREDITS:
"Long Live the King"
(King Kong Documentary/Studio 7/Benevolent Monster) - Director Frank Dietz & Trish Geiger
2018 Rondo Award Nominee * Best Soundtrack CD
(Famous Monsters Documentary/Finatic Productions) - Director James Michael Roddy (2017)
***2018 Rondo Award Winner * Best Documentary***
"Hail to the King: 60 Years of Destruction"
(Godzilla Documentary/Kaijucast) - Director Kyle Yount (2015)
2016 Rondo Award Nominee * Best Documentary
Private Contract Client for Disney Creative Media
(Special Video Project) - Director James Michael Roddy (2014)
"The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws"*
(Documentary/Universal Home Video) - Director Erik Hollander (2012)
Michael McCormack is credited Co-Producer - in addition to Composer*
2013 Rondo Award Nominee * Best Documentary
"Lamp Post Lane"
(Feature Film/Suspense) - Director Rick Jansen (2010)
(Short Film/Drama/Doorpost Film Festival) - Director Erik Hollander (2008)*
(Short Film/Comedy/Doorpost Film Festival) - Director Erik Hollander (2008)*
(Short Film/Comedy) - Director Doc Crotzer (2007)*
"Looking Back at the Future" (Theatrical Cut)
(Back To the Future Documentary) - Director Doc Crotzer (2006)
"The Tyler Mullens Story"
(Short Film) - Director Doc Crotzer (2006)*
* = Award Winning
""Michael McCormack's work on the score for The Shark is Still Working was, in a word, outstanding. His professionalism, flexibility, and ability to produce quality music while still meeting deadlines are qualities that made him an asset to the project. Michael's challenge was to create a score that was evocative of John Williams' classic score for JAWS while not being an imitation, and at this, he exceeded all of our expectations."
The Shark Is Still Working
"When we were in post production on our film "Lamp Post Lane," finding the right composer was a huge concern. We knew we wanted a complex score that would give our film more character as well as heighten the suspense elements; from our point of view, this seemed a difficult task.
When I spoke to Michael McCormack he appeared very enthusiastic about the overall story and very willing to go through the film scene by scene to discuss the mood I was looking for. I was shocked how fast he completed the score! Merely days after that conversation I was listening to what would be the score for Lamp Post Lane!
Michael made the whole process look easy. I can honestly tell you as we created the final mix we all knew he had made our film even better. The music receives nothing but compliments."
Lamp Post Lane, Retrospect
"Michael McCormack took on the assignment of creating the opening and closing themes for our program Movie Geeks United, and came through with stunning work that perfectly encapsulates the personality and appeal of the show. In a very short time, he produced indelible themes that have firmly established themselves as our musical identity. Michael is unrivaled in his enthusiasm, collaborative spirit and musical ability."
Movie Geeks United!
"Having scored a couple short films and a feature documentary I directed, Michael McCormack's passion for making music is evident in both the scope and quality of tracks provided. His focus has always been on creating the best aural environment for its visual counterpart. In my case, there were critical requirements to evoke much-needed pathos upon which the project could rise or fall. Mike always came through with flying colors. His dedication to excellence and punctuality is nothing less than astonishing. I have never before worked with anyone who can, in such a timely fashion, produce the volume and variety of styles he does. I am very pleased with the level to which his scores have raised my work."
Alius Primoris*/Big Ticket* /The Shark is Still Working
*Award-winning film at 2008's Doorpost Film Festival
"I have worked with Michael McCormack on several projects including documentaries, narrative subjects and presentations. He is a talented musician and more importantly a collaborator. He understands the mood, tone and needs of the Production and works tirelessly to achieve it. His music doesn't underscore the project, but combines with it to help tell your story."
J. Michael Roddy
"...it's definitely worth mentioning that when The Shark is Still Working does find its way to being released, we feel very confident that you won't have to be a Jaws fan or even a movie fan to love it. We believe this because we made The Shark is Still Working full of texture, visual pizazz, and other kinds of sensory stimuli to make TSISW fit right in in the MTV generation. Much, much more than a traditional "talking head" documentary... .. One of the biggest reasons TSISW will succeed on this level will be through its music. TSISW also is carried by modern, cutting edge music written exclusively for the project... .. For that, TSISW benefits from the magnificent contribution of composer Michael McCormack."
The Shark Is Still Working
"I had high expectations for Michael when we started. He flat out exceeded them with his terrific score and title track."
Looking Back At the Future
"Working with Michael on the score for our short film "3 Hands" was great. I had heard his music from "The Shark Is Still Working" and love his style. Not only was Michael able to give us a great score that set the mood for the film, but it was also an enjoyable experience. I would work with him again in a heartbeat."