RSR429 - Jermaine Stegall - Composing Music For Film: Coming 2 America, Proximity, Praise - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR429 – Jermaine Stegall – Composing Music For Film: Coming 2 America, Proximity, Praise

Sometimes it's better to conform! Jermaine talked about hybrid composing music for film, making the music fit ever-shrinking film edits, switching to Cubase, how to create an orchestra in your home studio, and the secret to realistic-sounding scores.

My guest today is Jermaine Stegall, a film composer and conductor. With over 50 projects to his credit, Jermaine most well-known for the score to “Coming 2 America”, the highly anticipated sequel to the Eddie Murphy classic, with Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl-Jones all reprising their roles. Jermaine recently completed the score for "Praise This" for Universal Pictures. Other scoring and conducting assignments have included “Senior Year” (2022) for Paramount Pictures, and the upcoming film “Oracle” for Universal Pictures.

As a musical conductor, Stegall led a live string orchestra alongside Grammy-winning artist Tori Kelly at the televised 2019 ESPY Awards. A year prior, he conducted the orchestra to Camila Cabello’s performance of “Consequences” on ABC’s American Music Awards. In addition to scoring 2 seasons of "Our Star Wars Stories,” an original digital series from Lucasfilm and, in which host Jordan Hembrough uncovers heartfelt tales of fans and families who have found inspiration in the galaxy far, far away, Jermaine was also nominated for a MPSE Golden Reel Award for scoring the animated Netflix short film "Canvas" directed by Pixar's Frank Abney III.

Thank you to Chris James for the introduction!

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