Michael Tree

Composer, Producer, Producer, Sound Crew Member

London, United Kingdom
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Showreel Project

8 years ago

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Day 1

This piece was largely centred around an ES2 instrument I created. Best heard with big speakers.

01Day 1
02System Overload
03Bombshell Lake
04Autofrog
05World War 2 Piano Documentary
06Touch Dynamic - Spiderwalk

Physical Attributes

Height:
182 cm / 6ft 0in
Eye color:
Grey
Weight:
66 kg / 145 lbs
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Medium
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight
Waist:
71 cm / 28 in

Credits & experience

2011
  • Apple Certified : Logic Pro Level One
2009
  • Coventry University : 2:1 BA (hons) Music and Professional Practice
2006
  • Rockschool (ABRSM Equiv.) : Grade 8 Electric Guitar

Music

Composer ability

Expert


Producer ability

Intermediate


Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country

Influences: Michael Giacchino, Chicane, Michael Franti, Treacherous Orchestra, Noah And The Whale, A. H. Rahman, Norah Jonesdaft Punk, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri,

Performance

Qualitifcations:
2:1 BA (hons) Music and Professional Practice
Grade 8 in Electric Guitar achieved in 2006.

Band Experience:
2008 - 2010 Guitar/Backing Vox in Touch Dynamic - A Synth/Pop/Rock band based in the West Midlands. Specialising rich harmonies and intricate guitar parts.
2009 Guitar in Esperto Duo - An acoustic duo performing predominantly covers for corporate events.
2009 Guitar in Coventry University Big Band - A 'Blues Brothers' style big band performing covers.
2006 - 2007 Guitar in Gain - A classic Rock band based in Bedford.
2005 - Present Day Various Acoustic open mic nights, supporting singers.

Choir Experience:
2010 Tenor in Bedford Choral Society
2006 - 2009 Tenor in Coventry University Choir

Arranging

2009 Arrangement of 'Under The Sea' for Chamber Orchestra
2009 Arrangement of 'Claire De Lune' for Symphony Orchestra
2008 Arrangement of 'New Slang' for String Quartet

Composition

2010 5 Pieces for a horror musical - Lyrics written by Joseph Traynor

2009 Corporate Showreel Project for The Bionic Group - An architectural visualisation company based in Pinewood Studios, London.

2006 Written, Shot and edited music videos for Bedford based Band: 'Gain' With a short turn around and no budget.


Production

2011 Assistant Producer to James Hockley - Strawberry Hills Studios Ltd

2008 - Present Produced showreels for Hatfield University Students - For Degree and Masters level 3D animators and game designers.

Proficient in all things Apple.

Apple Certified Logic Pro - Level One

Some idea of using Cubase and Protools also.

Film & Stage Crew

Work Experience
Red Zone Specialist, Family Room Specialist and Creative: 2009 - Current: Apple Inc.
Training both staff and customers on using their mac systems from the basics, to music production with Logic. This could be in the form of one on one training or groups of up to thirty people.
Training new staff for troubleshooting and training roles, which leads into ongoing coaching and development.
Maintain a high level of quality whilst working in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
Rewrote a guide on how to perform data transfers by networking PC and Mac systems; which is now in circulation for training selected new staff.
Achieved certification in iWork, iLife and Logic Pro Level One with Level Two being taken in the coming months.

Co-Producer to James Hockley 2011 - Current: Strawberry Hills Studios Ltd
Arranging and re-orchestrating classical pieces, then converting them into a usable midi format.
Remixing tracks into a club style, mostly using Logic and various third party plugins.

Recording and Mixing EP 2011 - Current: Singer/Songwriter Cris Northeast
Recording and mixing three tracks using ProTools 10 and a home studio setup.

Composer and Sound Designer 2011 - 2012: MA Games Design Student
Formed small SFX library for use in a lighting demo showreel. This mainly consisted of: impacts, alarms and movement sounds.
Composed and recorded a 1950’s style Rock ‘n’ Roll piece which included writing and singing the lyrics.
Edited the audio, and aided the designer in getting the music to function in the Unreal engine for in game demos.

Composer 2011 - 2012: MA VFX Student:
Composed and mixed a persian rock piece which included a 70 piece sample orchestra and the recording of a live bass and guitars.

Composer 2012: BA film student
Formed ideas under an extremely tight one week deadline, then produced the final copies using Logic and various sample based instruments.

Electric Guitar Teacher 2005 - 2008: St Thomas More RC Upper School
Taught from grades 1 - 5 to individuals and groups of up to five people.

Performance Experience
2005 - 2012 Various open mic nights around the UK - Guitarist and Vocalist.
2008 - 2010 Synth, Rock and Pop style band ‘Touch Dynamic’ - Guitarist and Backing Vocalist
2010 Bedford Choral Society - Tenor in both the main choir and a smaller twelve piece choir.
2009 Acoustic Duet for Functions - Acoustic Guitarist
2009 Rhythm and Blues Big Band - Guitarist
2006 - 2009 Coventry University Choir - Tenor
2006 - 2007 Classic Rock Band - Guitarist

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