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Ray Costa/Tom Kidd
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE:
FILM COMPOSER SHAWN CLEMENT
SCORES "OPEN SEASON" SEPT 19
(Hollywood,CA) Composer Shawn Clement, one of the biggest names
in reality TV, provides the score to the much-anticipated release
for Ubisoft's "Open Season," based on Sony Pictures
Animation's first feature-length CG animated film. Ubisoft releases
the game on all available platforms Sept. 19, ten days prior
to the film's Sept. 29 release.
"I'd never been asked to provide a lot of country music,"
says Clement, who nevertheless created some 250 tracks for the
hillbilly-infused score. The composer played all the guitar
parts including dobro and lap steel. Clement also got his banjo
chops together, playing both traditional 5-string and a specially
created 6-string banjo. "Gold Star made that for me,"
says Clement. "It looks like a Fender Telecaster with a
big drum head in the center."
Each character is associated with a particular sound. Boog,
the bear lured into leaving the comforts of home, is represented
by bass guitar. Harmonica, banjo and melodica bring Elliot,
the fast-talking mule deer, to life. Full orchestra adds excitement
to the game's action sequences.
Known for his scores to hit games "The Sims 2" and
"Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu," Clement follows "Open
Season" with a more traditional, synth-based score to Buena
Vista Games' "Kim Possible: What's the Switch?" This
fifth issue in the Kim Possible series based on the hit animated
TV show comes to PlayStation 2 on Nov. 11.
As the go-to composer for the reality TV market before anyone
knew how successful it would be, Clement is credited with establishing
the definitive dramatic musical style of the reality genre.
In recognition, ASCAP presented Clement with a film and television
award for Most Performed Underscore in 2000.
A multifaceted composer, Shawn's film credits include 2004:
A Light Knight's Odyssey (with John Travolta, Samuel Jackson,
Christian Slater, Michael York, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne
Archer and James Earl Jones), We Married Margo (Audience Favorite
Award winner at the HBO/U.S. Comedy & Arts Festival), and
Last Chance (Best Original Drama winner at World Fest). He has
also scored such television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, and I'm Still Alive.
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