SOS Magazine Feature: John Forbes: Ne-Yo Live

SOS Magazine Feature: John Forbes: Ne-Yo Live

John Forbes talks to SOS about how he became musical director for Ne-Yo, creating live arrangements for one of the world’s top R&B artists using recorded parts. As we enter the second decade of the new millennium, the icy finger of economic uncertainty...
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Recently i’ve been composing music for a 360 Video project. The project will be deployed in the  Ambisonic C format. The third order Ambisonic format used by Facebook is 16 channels so it is a totally immersive experience. Initially, some of the music I’ve...
The Neighborhood Barbershop

The Neighborhood Barbershop

I’m working on the new Melvin Childs’ stage play and musical, The Neighborhood Barbershop. Directed by Zadia Ife, this play features Monique, Alan Payne and an amazing cast of actors, singers and comedians. Using cutting edge high resolution displays as an...
Film Director Rick Padilla

Film Director Rick Padilla

Rick Padilla is the CEO of Make A Hand. He oversees all business and creative processes, including content sourcing, development, production and deployment. He also acts as the “packager” of the creative/production team for each project. His experienced background as...
JPS Brown

JPS Brown

The National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City keeps a collection of J.P.S. Brown’s books. He received the first Will James Society’s Big Enough Award for literary achievement in the cowboy tradition in 1999. In 2003, he received Arizona Historical Society’s...
The Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible

I recently had the opportunity to compose music for the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. The museum is an amazing project that brings together bible artifacts and history from around the world under one roof. The exhibits utilize state of the art technology in a...
Richard Williams: Man, Myth and Mastermind

Richard Williams: Man, Myth and Mastermind

The Richard Williams Story is a film based on the book published by Simon and Schuster. The film is a series of interviews as well as numerous dramatic reenactments from Richard Williams’ life. The docu-drama will include a fully produced soundtrack album with...
Pilsen

Pilsen

Pilsen is written and directed by Rick Padilla. A story of converging cultures, Pilsen is a Mexican neighborhood located in Chicago. The murder of a Mexican immigrant brings his father from Guadalajara to Chicago to claim his son’s body. The resulting journey...