Asif Illyas travels to NYC to talk about
The SHIRE's processes and how we incorperate analog gear into our workflow.
In November we share our knowledge south of the border at a seminar presented by Solid State Logic. This workshop delves into the work flow of the modern composer. The event will take place on Thursday November 10th in the heart of the Big Apple where composers and engineers will gather with some of the best to talk shop. Asif Illyas is a keynote speaker at the event -- special thanks to Fadi Hayek of Solid State Logic and Dave Dysart of HHB Canada for the opportunity!! For more info, visit www.solidstatelogic.com
More Commercial Projects!i
We are currently finishing up the music for the City of Saint John, New Brunswick's tourism online adverts.
by Donna Davies
The MOVIE Network OCT 27th
This amazing feature documentary by Donna Davies had us performing heavy metal and progressive metal!! Our arms were tested to their limits playing Judas Preist and Slayer-type riffs to compliment the astounding images documenting the life of Hollywood practical effects guru, Greg Nicotero. Watch for this on The Movie Network and upcoming American channels.
Directed by Geoff D'Eon for CBC's Doc Zone
National CBC 8pm October 27th 2011
Have you checked your Facebook status lately?
Well -- be careful what you post!! This was a really dynamic and fun score to work on. It is a CBC DocZone documentary and will have an international release date TBA
Asif Illyas wins best score for the feature Snow at this years festival. Over 100 films were screened at this years festival and jury members have graciously chosen this score to recognize as an outstanding effort. The Chronicle Herald had this to say about it..Read here
The SHIRE scores Four Films at AFF
Two Feature films, Two Short films, and Two Seminars
This year is a busy one at the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax for Asif & Shehab. Check the Schedule on the right for the showtimes. Don't miss these fabulous films!!
SCGC Film Scoring Masterclass
A Case Study : “The Chocolate Farmer” & “Snow”
Panelists: Rohan Fernando and Asif Illyas, Shehab Illyas & guest musicians
This “fly-on-the-wall” session will showcase the various aspects of the composer/director relationship when it comes to scoring music to film. By using Rohan Fernando’s two feature films, both scored by Asif Illyas, the masterclass will take the participants through the process of creating an original film score. The two films cover the span of drama to documentary, thus requiring different approaches to the craft. Rohan and Asif will discuss the various stages, from spotting session through tracking to final mix, and use multitrack and visuals to re-create the construction of various cues from both films. They will also use live performances and re-create music cues while presenting the process and it’s associated challenges. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the unraveling of movie magic and learn some tricks of the trade. Presented by the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, Long & McQuade, and Atlantic Film Festival.
Screen Composers Guild of Canada Panel
“Knowing the Score” – A frank discussion about the realities of preparing for and planning music for your film.
Do you find it a challenge to fill in the line amounts for music budgets for your screen production? This panel will attempt to take some of the voodoo out of the equation when planning for music in your film or TV production. A panel of producers, composers and directors will discuss the realities of planning budgets and ideas for score execution. By using case studies from various films, the panelists will help to decipher the, sometimes complicated, world of music production and how proper planning can help achieve the soundtrack that your film deserves.
Panelists : Marvin Dolgay,Chris Pauley
Moderated by Asif Illyas, SCGC