Brandon Blume is an enthusiastic composer and musician. He has enjoyed eagerly working with clients to compose music for video games, websites, and short films. As a musician, Brandon is a guitarist, drummer, and bassist in his local church's music ministry and also frequently plays for other churches and concerts including shows with two-time Grammy-nominated hip hop artist Fresh IE. Brandon is also a guitarist and co-producer of his group EDIFY.
As an avid composer and producer, Brandon has worked on a number of personal projects over the years for friendly competitions, group collaborative efforts, and simply as a personal hobby. He has experience ranging from recording small tracks for short films and introduction themes for websites to full complete video game soundtracks. As well as music, Brandon has also designed sound effects for video games.
Brandon's other interests include film, video gaming, web development & design, graphic design, 3D modeling, computer application & game programming, computer/electronics hardware, and biking.
"My philosophy for composing music is simple: I don't believe that music from a simply technical point of view is in and of itself impressive. I believe music to be something that can (or should) move and stir up emotions within the listener regardless of the form of which it is presented (unless you really need boring and lifeless music, in which case I'll oblige you!). I'm never truly happy with a piece of music I compose/record until I feel that emotion, be it a personal or outside project. Even if it is technically impressive. Call it a personal standard. Music with soul and a life of its own is what I strive for. Even if such a piece of music is not technically impressive. The art of music in my eyes is combining a healthy balance of technicality, complexity, or even simplicity with soul, life, and energy.
"I'm also a strong believer in working as closely with my clients as possible to create the music they are looking for and which fits the medium its being composed for. In my experience, this ensures the best possible outcome and satisfaction for all three parties: you the client, I the composer, and the final product's targeted demographic. Not only does this process work well, but I also thoroughly enjoy it."
"Brandon is a joy to work with. He instinctively knows what we're looking for, when even we have a hard time knowing exactly what it is that we need. He had a lot of creative input of his own, and created music and sound effects perfectly suited to our needs. He is fast, efficient, responsible, professional, easy to work with and creates fantastic work of impressive quality."
-Britney Brimhall, Himalaya Studios
"Brandon produced a piece of music for me for a short film I made - we talked about what I needed and wanted, and he crafted a piece of music that fit PERFECTLY. His ability to read what kind of 'emotion' you need and want for a scene is perfect. I can't recommend him enough for his talent, but also the speed and efficiency at which he produced the work. He got it to me quickly and surely."
-Steve Alexander, Reel Productions
"Our computer game project required a fully scored musical soundtrack, on par with the high standards that Sierra On-Line's composers were known for in their classic adventure games. Brandon was able to deliver a perfectly suited score, with music pieces covering a wide range of situations and emotions: joy, fear, happiness, sadness, triumph, danger, comedy, and even a fully fledged song. Music can be 50% of the gameplay experience, and Brandon understands that a good soundtrack really makes the player feel immersed. His talent and passion in this area are evident, and our game is so much more entertaining as a result."
-Chris Warren, AGD Interactive
"I wanted a unique piece of music for a scene in a non-commercial computer game I was creating and asked Brandon if he could compose one. This was the first time I asked someone to write a music piece for me, and I was somewhat concerned about what the end result would be, since my description of what I wanted was somewhat limited by my lack of musical knowledge. However, Brandon was very approachable and the piece he composed for me fit the scene wonderfully. The price I paid for it was definitely money well spent."
"Brandon created music that filled our need to perfection. Creative, talented and affordable."
-Shawn Mills, Infamous Adventures