Discussing the soundtrack for an upcoming stop-motion called "Madina Papel". We go a little into a song named "Black Water", music featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Tommy Soulati Shephard of Alphabet Rockers and singer Cybele Fasquelle.
A lonely woman, whose husband dies in an air crush, digs a man from the earth and sleeps with him so that she gets the strength to move on. You can now watch my acting debut, along with my soundtrack, sound design, and final mix.
Link to I Don't Want to Sleep Alone: www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B087N56GZD/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
Interview: Life Underground (Director Hervé Cohen + Associate Producer Aftab Hafeez)
Today's interview about Life Underground - a growing interactive web documentary standing for human connection, diversity, and understanding. If you would be a part and/or sponsor, feel free to reach out! Thanks to Tony Gapastione (Founder, BraveMaker Film Fest) for hosting the interview.
Our single "Deserve You" is out today on all major platforms. A bilingual collaboration about love lost, with singers Eiko Jin and Belle Lee. You can stream on Spotify here!
Support the artists and their amazing work!
🖼Monica Ge (Artwork):
🎹Aftab Hafeez (Producer, Mix, Master):
Second episode in the series, Aftab shows you how the charting track "Dance Monkey" is structured, and shares a few take-aways from this production.
Analyzing The Charts Mix: Bad Guy
In this tutorial we separate Billie Eilish's Bad Guy into bands to hear patterns in loudness, stereo width, and other mixing techniques. We also visit the myth of having a strictly mono bass. First part in a series where we'll listen to a currently-charting Pop/Electronic/Rap track for these patterns.
Composer and music producer Jin Qin and I collaborated on this energetic track, LUX. Give it a listen here on Spotify:
Currently making the soundtrack to an animation called "Madina Papel".
Behind Madina Papel from Madina Papel on Vimeo.
Composed, mixed, and mastered by Aftab Hafeez.
With I Don't Want to Sleep Alone making its rounds in festivals, I'm releasing the soundtrack album via all major streaming services soon.
Some of it's recent accolades:
Winner: London Independent Film Awards 2018, LA Shorts Awards 2018, Global Film Festival Awards 2018
Official Selection: Los Angeles Film Awards 2018, European Cinematography Awards 2018
This was a special film since I originally got involved as an actor, then was brought on to score the music. This included performing the violin, recreating all of the sound, and polishing the final mix. A big thank you to all involved in its creation and support, and special gratitude towards director ZhanLiang Amos Li and editor Cynthia Chen.