Zachary S. Olson

Film Composer / Music Editor

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Looking to contribute my hard work to your next big thing. Film, track or video. Lets get going.

I am always searching for inspired artists to collaborate with and new/ original projects to be a part of. I have spent several years working at Post Productions houses, Music Studios and with industry professionals in Los Angeles, CA and continue to pursue work as both a Film Score Composer and Music Editor.

I completed my Music Editor Apprenticeship at Marvel Studios and have worked as a Film Score Composer/ Music Editor on several independent films and documentaries. I love meeting people who are looking for good work to be done, so don't hesitate to reach out with questions or a chat!

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Interview with Zachary S. Olson

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Several stdio productions and a couple of documentaries.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both. Neither can fully replace the other as they each have their merits.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I don't take this career lightly. If you chose to work with me, I will treat you with respect and be on your team until we reach the level of quality you're searching for.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: That it's easy, quick work. Our crafts must and should be executed with as much care and passion as anyone else.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: What is your objective with hiring me?

  11. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  12. A: Trust your gut. If you don't feel good about something, odds are you're right. A true professional wouldn't want you to hire them unless it felt right and won't take it personally.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: The one with something to say.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Get someone with fresh ears in the room with you and listen to what they have to say. An audience changes how you hear EVERYTHING.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Cinematic / documentary scoring

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: An open mind.

  21. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  22. A: A desire to collaborate, professional approach to my performance and an objective to create the best version of the work we can.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: I always prefer a live face-to-face, wether zoom or in-person. Then a simple and honest conversation of what you need my services for. I want to be as useful to you as possible, and it's always a more fun experience when we can get it all out on the table from the start and just get to work!

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Nothing you probably wouldn't expect : - Studio monitors, 2-3 screens, Mac system (M2), several keyboards, 1 dynamic and 1 condenser mic, a few woodwinds and ambient lighting. The neccessities.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: Anyone who treats the people around them with as much respect and consideration as they do their craft.

  29. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  30. A: I guess I specialize in Film Scoring. Still, I have a passion for music / sound editing when it's of use. I' also an active saxophonist, having worked on a handful of tracks and soundtracks over the last couple of years.

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