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  • Music For Dining with Giants

    The Hit House’s “Niner” featured in Disney’s “The BFG” Trailer.

    Movies about behemoths need big music that moves, so The Hit House served up a large piece fit for dining with giants.

    Composer William Hunt created “Niner” from the “EPIC FUNNY BONE The Third: Orchestral Escapades” which Disney chose to open this The BFG trailer. Hear the full version of “Niner” on SoundCloud here: “Niner” on SoundCloud

    Based upon the children’s book written by Roald Dahl, Director Steven Spielberg takes us on a journey unlike any the world has ever known. Sophie, a 10 year old girl, embarks upon the adventure of a lifetime when she encounters The Big Friendly Giant. Although initially afraid, she quickly finds the giant to be have a soul and character that is as charming as it is gentle. However, evil giants find out about their friendship and soon Sophie and The BFG must join forces with Queen Victoria to save themselves and the world from the bad giants.

    Watch the trailer, then see this epic friendship of The BFG open in theaters nationwide on July 1.

  • I SPY DECLASSIFIED, DO YOU?

    A CNN Original Series Premieres with The Hit House’s Original Theme Music.

    If every nation it the world spies, how does America counter this? With covert missions. Representative Mike Rogers, who oversaw all 16 U.S. Intelligence Agencies hosts a CNN Original Series, Declassified: America’s Untold Stories of American Spies.

    CNN needed the music that would deliver the gravitas, but also the hard hitting impact of actionable intelligence, so The Hit House was asked to deliver the assets. We did, with the original theme music to be heard at the premiere and following episodes of this behind-the-scenes look at espionage.

    Declassified premieres on Sunday, June 19 on CNN, 10pm ET/PT.

  • PERFECT PITCHES FOR “SPACEMAN”

    The Hit House swings for the fences with Dan Diaz’s custom cue for Spaceman.

    Josh Duhamel plays former all-star MLB pitcher Bill Lee in the upcoming film, Spaceman. Directed by Brett Rapkin, the story is based on the antics of an incredible talent who was blackballed from baseball due to his outspoken political views and overt drug consumption.

    The Hit House’s composer Dan Diaz composed a custom cue, “The Man in Space,” for this official trailer teaser. The song can separately be hear here on SoundCloud: The Hit House – “The Man in Space.”

    Spaceman lands in theaters and on demand on August 19.

  • “CONJURING 2” THRILLS

    The Hit House’s “Magma” from the RE:ACTION EARTH album scares up the “The Conjuring 2” viewers.

    The Conjuring 2 sequel to an eminently successful original needed to entice fans to the summer box office. The Hit House delivered, “Magma” from the RE:ACTION EARTH album as the ideal musical gravitas for the TV spot to a horrifyingly haunting story based upon true events.

    Directed by James Wan and starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver, and Sterling Jerins, The Conjuring 2, is a real case from demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Set in North London, single mother Peggy Hodgson is raising four children alone resides in a house plagued by malicious spirits. The youngest daughter shows signs of demonic possession by a presence that turns its evil focus upon the demonologists themselves.

    Hear The Hit House’s “Magma” here on SoundCloud: The Hit House – “Magma”

    We dare you to go see The Conjuring 2, currently haunting the top spot in theaters everywhere. Try not to scream, if anyone could actually hear you…

  • Music From Earth to Mars and Back

    “The Space Between Us” trailer features The Hit House composer Dan Diaz’s “Tiger’s Eye” track from the SPHERES: Verge album.

    Our favorite thing about earth is music, and for the upcoming movie The Space Between Us The Hit House set the stage for a grand adventure into space and matters of the heart. Dan Diaz composed various tracks for the SPHERES: Verge album, but the perfect notes emerged for setting the tone for a trip to Mars in “Tiger’s Eye,” as heard from 0-0:20 in the trailer.

    Directed by Peter Chelsom, The Space Between Us follows Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) as the first human born on Mars. Living in complete isolation from any of his human earthbound peers Gardner begins an online friendship with Tulsa (Britt Robertson) a teenager in Colorado. On his first journey to Earth, the 16-year-old Gardner finally gets to experience all the joys and wonders of a world he could previously only read and dream about visiting. Despite all the wonderment and joy at his new adventure to his “home,” calamity strikes when scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand the earth’s atmosphere which differs from that of Mars. Gardner follows his heart, finds Tulsa and on flees the authorities who seek to save him from a medical disaster. Between the heavens and earth, Gardner races against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, what Tulsa means to him, and where he belongs in the universe. The key cast is rounded out with Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino.

    Save your seat for the trip of a lifetime as The Space Between Us lands in theaters on August 19, 2016.

  • The Force is Strong with “Beauty and the Beast”

    Hollywood Reporter Beauty And The Beast Dethrones Star Wars Trailer

    Garnering 91.8 million views, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” trailer surpassed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as most viewed trailer in 24 hours.

    Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon, released its first teaser trailer on Tuesday, May 24, and promptly dethroned the reigning trailer champ, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With 88 million views in 24 hours, Star Wars, also a Disney production, was stiff competition, but as The Hollywood Reporter stated, “Talk about the power of femmes.”

    Created for Disney by Aspect, The Hit House had the privilege of working on the teaser trailer’s music. Composer William Hunt reimagined the music of “Prologue” and “Tale as Old as Time,” much to the delight of diehard fans of the original animated movie.

    Watch the trailer and read the full article here: Hollywood Reporter ‘Beauty and The Beast’ Teaser

    Beauty and The Beast graces theaters everywhere on March 17, 2017.

  • BE OUR GUEST

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer features The Hit House’s reimagined trailer music “The Rose” for Team Aspect.

    Some tales never get old and when Disney decided to create a live-action movie of their classic Beauty and the Beast , they tasked Team Aspect to create just the right teaser trailer. Aspect in turn asked The Hit House to find just the right interpretation of some timeless melodies.

    Composer William Hunt utilized all his prior experience, with trailer music such as The Jungle Book, and reimagined the songs ‘Prologue’ and ‘Tale as Old as Time’ for Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer.

    The Hit House is thrilled to be part of Beauty and the Beast’s welcoming party thanks to Aspect!

  • INTRODUCING “FRAMEWORK LAYER TWO” SOUND DESIGN ALBUM

    framework layer two Sound Design Album by Chad Hughes

    The Hit House releases a second album by Sound Designer Chad Hughes following the success of “Framework Layer One.”

    We know that the key to building a great spot is a great foundation and it’s — wait for it — Framework. You’ve heard our Framework Layer One cues in spots for X-Men Apocalypse, Ben-Hur, Bridge of Spies and more.

    Framework Layer Two is the sequel to our successful sound design release including newly-built hits, whooshes, stutters and signature sounds.

    If you need something more specialized for your next job, just hit us, we’re ready to assemble.

  • VARIETY QUOTES THE HIT HOUSE ON TRAILER MUSIC

    Variety Reports on Trailer Music and The Hit House's Views

    Executive Producer Sally House and Creative Director Scott Miller gave Variety their views on trailer music in Hollywood.

    Variety’s Jon Burlingame came to The Hit House for our opinion on the current state and future trends of trailer music. “Music for trailers has evolved from the use of score directly from the film being promoted (as in studio-produced previews for “Casablanca” or “2001”) to a highly competitive business in which composers create libraries of original music for the sole purpose of driving audiences to new movies,” he began his piece.

    “‘What we do is, we make you feel,’ [said] Hit House exec producer Sally House. ‘We make you laugh, we make you cry, we make you go call your mom. (For ‘Jungle Book‘) we knew that we had to make you feel inspired.'”

    “’They just keep pushing the limits. They don’t really want yesterday’s music, they want tomorrow’s music. You cannot think big enough,’” said creative director Scott Miller.

    Read the whole article here: “Producing Music for Trailers

    Now hear our most recent finishes: The Hit House – Theatrical Trailers

  • 3 GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS FOR THE JUNGLE BOOK WITH THE HIT HOUSE’S MUSIC

    The categories of “Best Original Score,” “Best Family TV Spot,” and “Best Original Score TV Spot” for the 17th Annual Golden Trailer were swept by The Jungle Book.

    On May 4, 2016, Comedian Wayne Brady hosted the 17th Annual Golden Trailer Awards, which garnered big wins for both Create Advertising Group and Vibe Creative’s work for Disney’s The Jungle Book. The Golden Trailer Awards were created in 1999 by Evelyn Watters and Monica Brady to recognize the best in worldwide motion picture and television marketing. “Trailers remain the single most important tool to open a movie,” said Watters. “One night per year, the tireless efforts and innovations of the artists who cut these two minutes of movie magic are recognized for their craft.”

    The Hit House created music for wins for Vibe in the “Best Original Score” category for “Mowgli.” The “Bare Necessities” arrangement, recording, and whistles by The Hit House composers William Hunt and Scott Miller can be prominently heard as trailer music in spots leading up to the release of and in a final scene of the actual film, as well as here on SoundCloud: Bare Necessities.

    For Create Advertising’s Jungle Book campaign The Hit House composers Scott Miller and William Hunt created the “Legend,” TV spot (see above), which won “Best Original Score TV Spot” as well as the “Best Family TV Spot.”

    The Golden Trailer Awards were an exciting night filled with growls, roars, and beautiful music experienced by all in The Hit House team. We look forward to all the wild musical adventures the next year may bring and are so happy for Vibe and Create‘s successes!

    17th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Red Carpet
    Pictured (l-r) The Hit House’s: Composer William Hunt, Composer Dan Diaz, Executive Producer Sally House, Creative Director Scott Miller, VP of Music Supervision Jesse Goodwin, Sound Designer Chad Hughes.