Article by Scott: How To Fight Writer’s Block
“Bringing emotion and life to your project, one note at a time.” – Scott Mitchell
Scott is a Denver based film composer, music producer and founder of Nomadic Studios. Send Scott a message.
Latest News: Most of my work these days is for Production Music Libraries, so I’m always bouncing between a lot of those tracks. Since the artist side has been on the back burner for years now, I decided it’s time to distribute a single under my artist name: “Fictional Bliss”. The song, “Parting”, is just about to go out for distribution. Send Scott a message.
Scott, thank you for joining us today at VQS. Take us back in time to how you first fell in love with music.
I was around five years old, singing to anything I found impactful and catchy. One of my most fond memories of my early music days was bellowing along to the “Free Willy” theme from Michael Jackson before and after school. Singing started it all at a young age, when I was six I told my parents I wanted to be a “Singing Paleontologist.” (Clearly, I was a bit obsessed with dinosaurs at the time.). Just a year later, I began playing piano and continued to add more instruments over the years. Music has always been my greatest passion.
What 3 core values do you believe are necessary for success?
Passion, drive, and determination I find are the three most important virtues for success.
Who have been some of your favorite people/projects to work with?
I’d say just about anything Production Music oriented, there is so much creative freedom and consistent work available there. Since dark and intense is my forte, I feel particularly at home when composing for Chris Wirsig’s Library “Counter Communications – dark intense soundscapes.”
What future opportunities would you like to be involved with?
I’d like to continue to grow my Production Music catalogue, challenging myself every day to become better than I was the day before. Other than that, I’d like to get some more great film scores under my belt, branch off into more great artist productions, produce more of my artist songs and pursue more commercial work opportunities.
cover photo credit: Brindi Low Photography