Soundtrack Scores

I have been a fan of film scores my entire life.  What I love about soundtracks, and I have known this since the beginning, is that not only can the score  become completely interwoven with the visual image, but it can completely transform a a dull and lifeless film and make it into a great one.

I learned a valuable lesson from composer John Williams.  He said that when composing a motif, which is a melody that represents a particular character, it should consist of two to 9 notes.  This was a musical epiphany for me.  It all made sense and now I could see it in action in every film that had made an impact on my life through it’s visuals and it’s score.

Below is a list of all of the scores I have had the opportunity to compose:

The Babysitter From Hell (2020) Music and visual effects for short film by Benjamin L Ward (FIRST PLACE WINNER – Rack Focus Film Competition)

Anonymous (2016) Music and sound for short film by Benjamin L Ward

Retired (2014) Music for short film by Benjamin L Ward

Look For Me Between We & Z (2012) Music for short film by Benjamin L Ward

Dead Reckoning (2011) Actor, Music and sound for short film trailer by Benjamin L Ward

Balls (2011) 48 Hour Video Race entry Benjamin L Ward

Patriots Misled (2010) created company logo, music & poster for a short film about the tea party by Francesca Yabraian

The Key To Winning (2008) Actor and Music 24 Hour Video entry Benjamin L Ward

The Agency (2007) Actor and Music in 48 Hour Video entry by Benjamin L Ward

Chat (2006) Actor and Music for a Horror/Thriller short film by Benjamin L Ward  Winner of Best Score at The Paso Robles Film Festival in 2008

Fix Force Five (2006) Music for 24 Hour Video entry by Benjamin L Ward

Forgotten Soldier (2005) with Cliff MacCarthy for short film about a war veteran by Francesca Yabraian

Sketch (2005) with Cliff MacCarthy for the 24 Hour Video entry by Brand-O

Slide Rules (2004) with Cliff MacCarthy for the 24 Hour Video entry by Brand-O