• I am a composer with a passion for crafting excellent music that moves the emotions and tells powerful stories.

  • Aion 8:0 Road to apsuranta (Video game)

    A MMO role playing game by NCSOFT that I wrote some themes for.

    Tomb raider reloaded (video Game)

    I was on the composing team at Stamp Audio for this upcoming Lara Croft game from Square Enix.

    HOTEL LIMBO (feature film)

    A romantic comedy I co-scored alongside Carl Vaudrin and Ben Beladi.

    PRINCESS CUT 2 & 3 (FEATURE FILMs)

    A pair of dramatic sequels by directors Paul and Sheilah Munger.

  • LISTEN TO MY MUSIC

  • CUSTOM FILM SCORING FOR VISUAL MEDIA

    When you combine moving images with music the storytelling potential is massive. When your visual media project (film, TV, documentary, promotional, game, etc.) has a well-crafted, thoughtfully-placed score that is aligned to the heart and arc of your story, matched to its mood and aesthetic, and formed out of a trusting relationship defined by integrity and clear communication, the results can be remarkable.

     

    Results like these are my goal as a film composer. And to accomplish that goal, I believe three points of focus must be present. Just as a three-legged stool's stability depends on the integrity of its three legs, so a film score will fail to meet its potential if any of these elements are weak or absent.

    STORY

    This is really what it's all about. Working with the director to get to the very essence of his vision for the project and discover both the heart and the arc of the story is paramount to me. If the soul of the story is missed nothing else matters.

    GREAT MUSIC

    The music must not only fit the needs of the story, but be truly excellent and genuinely moving as well. To wield music is to wield emotions, and so high standards in composition, execution, and production are essential to me.

     

     

    RELATIONSHIP

    Trust. Integrity. Respect. Clear communication. These things are vital in any strong and productive relationship, and film-making is no exception. I care about the people I work with.

  • FILM SCORING EXAMPLES

    Hotel Limbo

    (Feature FIlm) 2020

    This scene I scored is from the 2020 comedic drama "Hotel Limbo", which I had the great pleasure of co-composing with brilliant composers Carl Vaudrin and Benjamin Beladi.

    Death Star Construction Time Lapse

    (Fan Film) 2017

    This video is a personal project (fan film) created by myself and my FX-guru brother Isaac Botkin. He planned and crafted all the visuals in Lightwave 3D, and I composed the original score. The goal was to come up with an original melody, but keep it very much within the style and flavor of John William's iconic Star Wars scores.

    The Screenwriters

    (Feature Film) 2016

    The Screenwriters is a charming throw-back feature to Hollywood's golden-era of cinema. The music had to capture that classic hollywood sound and mix in elements reminiscent of Gershwin and big-band music, which made for a very fun scoring experience. Director: Peter Forbes

    Erwin Brothers Entertainment Logo

    (Studio Logo Theme) 2015

    This piece for Erwin Brothers Entertainment (Woodlawn, Mom's Night Out) needed to be composed in a classic, bombastic Hollywood style reminiscent of old studio themes. Visuals created by my brother Isaac Botkin.

  • COURSES AND RESOURCES for composers!

    If you are interested in learning about film scoring or how to use virtual instruments, check out my instructional site for in-depth courses, articles, and free resources specifically designed to prove practical help and instruction for composers.

  • NEWS/BLOG

    (visit my Legacy site to see archived blog content)

    January 20, 2018
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    November 7, 2017
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  • FREE CINEMATIC INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD!

    For the month of April 2020 (and possibly longer) I have decided to make my 2017 cinematic instrumental album "Adventurer" completely free as an MP3 download for whoever is interested!

    This album is a collection of some of my favorite previously-unreleased orchestral tracks.

  • SELECTED PROJECTS

    FILM + GAME

    Tomb Raider Reloaded (2021 - Video Game)
    AION 8.0 (2021 - MMORPG Video Game Update)

    Hotel Limbo (2020 - Feature Film - co-composed with Benjamin Beladi and Carl Vaudrin)
    Second Chances (2020 - Feature Film)
    Princess Cut 3 (2020 - Feature Film)

    Princess Cut 2 (2020 - Feature Film)

    Blockbuster (2019 - Audio Drama/Podcast - Co-Composed with Ryan Taubert)

    Prairie Wind (2018 - Short)

    Death Star Construction Time Lapse (2017 - Star Wars Short Fan Film)

    The Screenwriters (2016 - Feature Film)

    The Heritage Foundation video (2016 - Documentary)

    Polycarp: Destroyer of Gods (2015 - Feature Film)

    Erwin Brothers Motion Pictures Logo Theme (2015)

    The Worldview in 5 Minutes Show Theme (2015)

    Building the Machine (2014 - Documentary)

    Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man (2014 - Feature Film)

    Navigating History: Egypt (2011 - TV Travel Series)

    The Promise of Sheboygan County (2011 - Promotional Video)

    The Mysterious Islands (2009 - Documentary co-composed with Paul Mills)

    Wanted (2009 - Short Film)

    Homeschool Dropouts (2009 - Documentary)
    The Return of the Daughters (2007 - Documentary)

    Jamestown: Ancient Landmark, Modern Battleground (2007 - Documentary)

    Men O' War (Short Film)

    The League of Grateful Sons (2005 - Documentary)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ALBUMS/VIRTUAL ORCHESTRATION

    The Prayer - (2018 - Virtual Orchestra Performances)

    Holy Place (2018 - Arrangement/Virtual Orchestration featuring pianist Greg Howlett)

    Be Still My Soul (2018 - Arrangement/Virtual Orchestration featuring pianist Greg Howlett)

    I Believe - (2018 - Virtual Orchestra Performances)

    Masterbuilder (2017 - Arrangement/Virtual Orchestration featuring pianist Greg Howlett)

    Adventurer (2017 - Instrumental Album)

    An American Victory (2016 Broadway Musical - Virtual Orchestral Performances)

    The Screenwriters (2016 - Original Soundtrack)

    Polycarp: Destroyer of Gods (2015 - Official Soundtrack)

    The Look (2015 - Arrangement/Virtual Orchestration featuring vocalist Niah Merril)

    The End of Myself (2015 Album - Arrangements and Virtual Orchestrations featuring vocalist Daniel Craig)

    The End of Myself (2013 - Single, Co-composed with Daniel Craig)

    Saga (2012 - Instrumental Album)
    Navigating History: Egypt (2011 - Original Soundtrack)

    The Mysterious Islands (2009 - Original Soundtrack co-composed with Paul Mills)
    The Return of the Daughters (2007 - Original Soundtrack)


     

     

     

     

    OFFICIAL SAMPLE LIBRARY DEMOS

    Berlin Strings (Orchestral Tools)

    Berlin Symphonic Strings (Orchestral Tools)

    Berlin Brass (Orchestral Tools)

    Berlin Percussion (Orchestral Tools)
    Berlin Woodwinds (Orchestral Tools)
    Berlin Woodwinds Revive (Orchestral Tools)
    Berlin Woodwinds Soloists I (Orchestral Tools)
    Berlin Woodwinds Soloists II (Orchestral Tools)
    Tallinn (Orchestral Tools)

    Metropolis Ark I (Orchestral Tools)

    Metropolis Ark II (Orchestral Tools)

    Modus - Jeff Russo (Orchestral Tools)

    LA Sessions (Orchestral Tools)

    Vivid Keys (Orchestral Tools)

    Nocturne Violin (Orchestral Tools)

    Nocturne Cello (Orchestral Tools)

    Joshua Bell Violin (Embertone)

    Jubal Flute (Embertone)

    Ivory Winds (Embertone)

    Soaring Strings (Musical Sampling)

    Adventure Brass (Musical Sampling)

    Adventure Strings (Musical Sampling)

    Miroslav Philharmonik 2 (IK Multimedia)

     


     

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