THE CREATIVE CHRONOLOGY

All I've ever wanted to do is make movies with my friends.

But it's been a long and winding road to get there.

Below you will find a summary of some of the fun I had along the way.

PRODUCING and SUPERVISING POST PRODUCTION

Coming from an extensive background in post production and VFX, as well as having managed many departments on set and in the office made supervising post production a natural transition.

Working alongside some of the most amazing and talented creatives in the film industry for many months gave me a unique platform to observe and learn, as well as build relationships with all the major studios from the inside.

It gave me an exceptionally well-rounded perspective on filmmaking from creative to financial, from development to distribution.

FILM SCORING and SOUND DESIGN

When I began to see the softening of the makeup effects industry, I knew I needed to look for a way to transition into other creative parts of movies.

 

I'd had a love of movie scores since childhood, and with an inclination toward music I decided to try my hand at film composing as a new direction.

I started with very small projects, short films and commercials, then slowly expanding into low budget features.

 

While on set with Chinese Action Cinema godfather Tsui Hark on BLACK MASK 2 in Thailand, I somehow managed to talk him into letting me score the movie -- and though I'd never done it before, threw in sound design as a sweetener. I had no idea what I was getting in to. But I figured it out.

Here you will find some tracks of some of the film music I wrote during my very short career.  

 

I enjoyed the experience, but in the end I was not cut out for the job.

And it made me even more grateful for those that are.

SELECTED FILM MUSIC

"BLACK MASK 2" - Selections - J.M. Logan
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"VAMPIRE HUNTERS" - Selections - J.M. Logan
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"AUTUMN'S REACH" - Main Theme - J.M. Logan
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"TERROR TUNES" - Selections - J.M. Logan
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PRECIPICE - "Jay's Memory" - J.M. Logan
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"A TROLL'S BRIDGE" - Opening Title - J.M. Logan
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"ENCOUNTER" - Piano Composition - J.M. Logan
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MAKE-UP EFFECTS and MONSTER MAKING

Growing up during the horror renaissance of the 1980's I was captivated by monsters - and from the time I was old enough to know I needed to eventually have a job it's all I wanted to do.

Here is the DVD bargain bin of my career in special effects!

In this scene I was a stunt double for Leatherface actor Robbie Jacks!

My first big makeup effects gig was getting to live the dream of creating a new Leatherface for TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION.

 

I wasn't ready for it, but figuring it out was becoming a theme of my career.  

 

Not long after was given an equally amazing opportunity on Brian Yuzna's THE DENTIST - my first movie in Hollywood.

I built big rubber monsters, sprayed a lot blood, designed animatronics, and traveled to six of the seven continents.

It was a really good time.

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