The Polar Sea episodes 5-10 start broadcasting tonight on TVO and Arte in Europe. It doesn’t have a broadcaster in the US as of yet, and if you are having some trouble viewing it go here and download this:
And watch the episodes HERE:
Here’s a description from tonight’s episode:
Crossing the Northwest Passage remains an immense challenge despite the melting ice. Halfway through their journey, some explorers break down and fall back, leaving others exiled. One such calamity forces Richard Tegner into hitchhiking through the passage. His experience is a poignant mirror of legendary Arctic disasters that befell both Europeans and Inuit.
And some more pieces from the series:
This first composition was our first attempt at the opening credits…they now use a portion of it in the beginning when the narrator (the legendary Gorden Pinset) says “last time on the polar sea….”
Here it is presented in whole….
And some more reflections….
Hope you can tune in and as always, thanks for listening.
Hey Everyone, especially those in Toronto…
The wonderful Don’t Get Killed in Alaska gets a run at the wonderful Carlton Cinemas here in Toronto Nov 7-13th!!
And I (Justin), will be Blah Blah-ing about film composition on the Sunday Nov 9th 7pm screening. Come heckle me!
And in other news,
Ohad and Myself completed the score to a long form episodic documentary on the melting of the polar ice cap called ‘The Polar Sea’ by the wonderful Kevin McMahon. Much more information and sounds will be coming as premiere dates become clear. In the meantime, I’d like to share a composition from it.
As always, thanks for listening and we’ll see you soon.
So there are two aspects to this job. One aspect we are really, really good at (the one about making music and putting it to the moving picture) and the other, well……. could use some work (self promotion).
So it is with an emboldened sense of self worth that I present, FINALLY, a composer’s reel.
It’s like a resume for us creative types.
We chose to use two compositions to show diversity but not to overwhelm. A longer reel is given to future/past people we wish to work with/again. This longer version has multiple scenes with our music as it appears in the film itself.
In good conscience, I can’t add these to this post as some are actually the climax of the film. A film I’d hope you want to see.
Big love goes to Nick Taylor, an amazing director, editor, songwriter and brother for this edit.