Seminar Date: Saturday 25th May
Venue: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
Time: 11am – 4pm
Those looking to reserve a place at this seminar should send an email to ei.ormi@pihsrebmem
(no admission charge – Due to the limited number of places available for this materclass places will be allocated by way of a lottery. Successful applicants will be notified on May 1st)
Jeff Atmajian is a highly sought after arranger and orchestrator for films. His steady clientele are well-known and highly successful composers such as James Newton Howard, Marc Shaiman, Rachel Portman and Gabriel Yared.
His long list of film credits include: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Dark Night, King Kong, The Sixth Sense, The Bourne Legacy, The Hunger Games, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Mummy, Hellboy II, I Am Legend, The Manchurian Candidate, The Passion of the Christ, Peter Pan, Scream 3, Alien: Resurrection, Dante’s Peak, Star Trek; First Contact, Groundhog Day & The Fly II.
For a full list of his credits visit: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0040873/
As an orchestrator, Jeff has worked on all or nearly all of the films of directors Rob Reiner and M. Night Shyamalan. He has worked on many other types of projects with film and music industry stars such as Elmer Bernstein, Andre Previn, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Christopher Plummer, Jose Carreras, Lord Richard Attenborough, Al Pacino, Nora Ephron, Geena Davis, Barbra Streisand and many other noted names in the classical and film world. He has worked with all the London orchestras on classical, popular and film recordings, as well as film recording with the studio orchestras in Los Angeles and New York.
Jeff works primarily at the piano for compositional ideas then sequences in Digital Performer with Gigastudio and many plug-ins as his main sound sources. He works with Finale for all of his notation. He spends his time living in Los Angeles and London.
More recently Jeff has been pursuing a more high profile composing career. Recently he scored the 90-minute documentary about the Armenian Genocide called Screamers which to date has enjoyed the following awards:
Audience Award: AFI Film Festival;
Public Award: Montreal Human Rights Festival
Ecumenical Jury Award: Golden Apricot Festival (Yerevan)
Golden Apricot Award: Golden Apricot Festival (Yerevan).
In 2005 he composed, music directed and produced all the music for the large scale production Creation which features a 76 piece orchestra, ethnic world music and songs for Soloists or choir. Over the years he has also composed large and small scale library music for Megatrax and KPM.