Jerry Goldsmith Award nominations are out!
Kevin’s score for the film “Bruised” has been nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith Award in the Best Score for a Short Film category. Film Music Festival presents annually its Jerry Goldsmith Awards, internationally consolidated after acquiring a deserved popularity among artists and fans.
BMI Mentors Emerging Composers Through its 22nd Annual Conducting Workshop
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) celebrated the 22nd annual Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers with a final scoring session at Nathan Barr's Bandrika Studios in Tarzana, California on August 24. The workshop provided eight rising composers the chance to hone their conducting skills under the direction of award-winning conductor and composer Lucas Richman.
BMI Conducting Workshop for Visual Media
BMI has announced the selected participants for its 22nd annual Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers, led by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman. Beginning August 13, the elite group will spend two weeks sharpening their conducting skills to music written by BMI film composing legends such as Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams.
SESAC Scores Workshop - The Beck Diversity program
Kevin was invited to the upcoming SESAC Scores workshop with Christophe Beck and Danny Lux. The Beck Diversity Project is a five-year mentorship and grant program designed to make a meaningful impact on the historically low number of women and people of color hired in the film composer community.
Scoring Animation - Behind the Scenes
Check out Kevin’s scoring session for Don’t Croak, Knitcromancer & Bruised.
THE PEOPLE’S ORCHESTRA PERFORMS WORLD WAR TOONS SUITE
Game On! Come and Celebrate our Seventh Anniversary with a Special Sunday Concert with a Cartridge full of Console Classics!
Check out our Concert Trailer, and be sure to purchase tickets now! We shall be playing music from Fortnite, Super Smash Bros, World War Toons, Skyrim, Legend of Zelda and much more!
Kevin Smithers Tapped to Write Metal Slug VR Score
Studio Roqovan announced today that composer, Kevin Smithers, will write the score for the upcoming title, WWT/MSVR (current working: World War Toons / Metal Slug VR). The beta version of the new VR game, featuring a four-player mode, will be unveiled in Korea in January, 2019.
Kevin is now endorsed by Steinberg!
FESTDIVQ gives Best Original Score award to Kevin for his music for On The Roof
El trabajo de otro cineasta español, Damiá Serra Cauchetti, fue premiado por el jurado en la categoría de mejor musicalización por el cortometraje En la azotea. Dicha composición musical estuvo a cargo del compositor mexicano Kevin Smithers.
Musique Fantastique reviews Kevin's score for "Monster Island".
Composer Kevin Smithers (WORLD WAR TOONS [VG]) has provided an entertainingly macabre musical score for Ánima Estudios animated fantasy film MONSTER ISLAND...
Kevin Smithers composed the music for Ánima Estudios new film "Monster Island"
Coming to theaters in the UK this July 21st and to Mexico on September 15th!
World War Toons nominated for Music Reel Award!
My score for World War Toons was nominated for the Music Reel Awards 2016 under the Interactive Game Score category.
Kevin's trailer music album "Tempus Temporis" is now available on itunes!
Tempus Temporis is a sparse, emotional and ethereal orchestral album, with dreamy textures, emotive choir and piano motifs, and mesmerizing string themes. Evocative and atmospheric underscores, perfectly complementing any scene needing that unique blend of melancholy, yet hopeful, beautiful and uplifting moods. Composed by Kevin Smithers and published by Revolt Production Music.
kevin smithers talks composing for new playstation vr game world war toons
Growing up in Mexico City, Kevin Smithers’ first dream was to be a video game developer. Despite having no idea what this meant at the time, as a child, it seemed like a pretty cool job. His passion for music took him into a career in film composing, but he now has come back full circle, and re-entered the gaming world through music.
COMPOSER KEVIN SMITHERS NOMINATED FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR FILM ON THE ROOF
While Kevin Smithers was studying his undergraduate degree in music, he came to the realization that he enjoyed sitting down and writing down a good sounding solo over a jazz piece than improvising. This realization shaped his future and career; making the transition from a performer to a composer. Throughout the rest of his studying, this passion grew to become a career. Now, Smithers is a successful film and video game composer.
Berklee college of music interviews kevin smithers
From being composer of soundtracks for films such as Good Grief and Seeking Dolly Parton to his current work on the video game World War Toons, among many other projects, Berklee alumnus Kevin Smithers has developed his voice in the world of film, television, and video games. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Smithers studied at the Fermatta Music Academy (at that time part of the Berklee International Network) for two years before moving to the London Centre of Contemporary Music in London, United Kingdom. There, he completed a degree in Performance and Production, with a special focus in Musical Directing/Arranging and Audio Visual Synchronization.
Kevin Smithers selected as finalist in Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring contest
For over 60 years, CINE has honored student and emerging talent in film and video. But we know that media is much more — so in 2012, we created a unique, innovative contest to recognize emerging film composers.
The contest is simple: Composers are given footage to score. Scores are anonymously evaluated, and all composers receive judging comments. The 10 top-ranked scores in each category are named as finalists, and a winner is selected by a distinguished jury of noted film-music professionals.
Profound Mexican composer settling the score for 'Blood Lust' vampire thriller and 'Blind Date' short comedy
Kevin Smithers ("Leaving Hotel Romantic"), a renowned film music composer from Mexico City, is creating the original score for the forthcoming short thriller film, "Blood Lust" and for the short comedy film, "The Blind Date."