THE CREATIVE CHRONOLOGY

I've been working in movies for a long time, and served many positions.

For a look at my most current creative projects as director, producer, cinematographer, or editor, take a look at the HOME page, or the WORK tab.

Below, you will find a summary of some of the paths I'm fortunate to have enjoyed along the way.

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

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

Working along side some of the most amazing and talented creatives in independent film gave me a unique platform to observe and learn, as well as build relationships with all the major studios.

It has given me a very well rounded perspective on filmmaking from all aspects, creative to financial.

FILM SCORING & 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 and had been writing music since childhood, so I decided to begin making an effort to point in that direction to see if I could make any headway.

I started with very small projects, short films and commercials, then slowly expanding into low budget features. When on set with Chinese Action Cinema godfather Tsui Hark on BLACK MASK 2 in Thailand, I managed to talk him in to letting me score the movie -- and threw in the sound design to make it more attractive! I  had never done sound design.

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 I was not cut out to have music be my 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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SPECIAL EFFECTS

My first love in movies was doing special effects.  I grew up during the horror explosion of the 1980's, and from the time I knew I needed to have a career, that's what I wanted it to be.

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 solo makeup effects gig was getting to live the dream of creating a new Leatherface for TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION, I don't know that I was ready for it, but it was amazing to be part of such an iconic franchise.  Not long after was given an equally amazing opportunity on Brian Yuzna's THE DENTIST - my first movie in Hollywood.

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

It was a really good time.

SPECIAL EFFECTS SCRAP BOOK