California artist Mark J Smith is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed on every continent except for Antarctica! His music has been featured on Doomsday Preppers (Nat Geo), Toddlers and Tiaras (TLC), Texas Women (CMT), Ludo Bites (Food Network), America Now (CNBC), Let's Make A Deal (CBS), House Hunters International (HGTV), Animal Planet, and Discovery Channel. Mark's work can also be heard in the award-winning animal rights documentary “Earthlings” narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, and commercials for Blue Shield, Vogue, Crawdaddy's, and Stick-It.
Mark J Smith's additional TV credits include: Off Limits (Travel Channel), I (Almost) Got Away With It (Discovery), Auction Kings (Discovery), Real World (MTV), Seriously Funny Kids (Lifetime), Hogs Gone Wild (Animal Planet & Discovery), Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), and Ace Of Cakes (Food Network).
Tender Drama is a dramatic string cue that would work well in a family drama, teen drama, or romance. It has a melancholy beautiful quality. The lush counterpoint fill this short cue with lots of drama. It would also work well in a faith-based scene or a heartwarming familial situation. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Winter Chase is a dark celeste track with weird background sounds that give the impression of Christmas gone terribly wrong. Like being stalked while running through snowy forest at night. Santa's elves have turned evil and They're coming for you. Snowy footsteps are the percussion, weird backwards. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
The Arc is an electronic sounding piece that all the sounds were generated by guitar and effects. It work well as a news opening, or segment piece, or a scene that needs an uplifting, modern sound behind it, as well as a high tech film or documentary. TV, Film, Corporate or Web Applications. Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
Chill It is a laid back R&B and electronic flavored track with a nice funky synth bass. Would work well in a scene showing people relaxing, or a scene of resolution. The problem is dealt with we can relax now. Drums, percussion, electric piano and synthesizer round this track out. Instrumental, Dramatic, Smooth Music
Acoustic Guitar Solo Piece that is dark and Odd. Would work for TV, Film, Documentary, or Web Internet video. Would work in a scene that portrays Confusion, Disillusion, Depression, and Sorrow or Guilt. It is in D Minor, the Saddest of all keys. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Elation is an Uplifting Electronic piece featuring Electronic Drum Loops (acoustic drums processed), Strings and acoustic Guitar. Very dramatic with a slight 80's sound, it would work well for any John Hughes type teen drama. Its lighthearted melodic feel would work for closing credits as well. Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Dark and droning this cue brings feelings of foreboding and doom, like certain death awaits around every corner. This tune would do well in any horror to add tension. TV, Film, and Ads. Backwards ominous piano notes a dark rhythmic synth and weird background noise make the skin crawl on this one. Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
Serious, rhythmic, pensive TV/Film underscore. A dangerous situation, sneaking inside. Hiding or searching for the bad guy, chasing or gearing up for conflict or battle. Perhaps a terrorist conspiracy, international conflict or intelligence gathering. Good for thriller, chiller, political, espionage, Instrumental, Dramatic, Electronic Music
Dramatic and Poignant this orchestral strings cue is uplifting and wondrous. Features Legato Bowing on Violin, Cello, Viola, and Contra Bass samples combine to create a sense of Drama and wonder perfect cue for family or light drama. Light and Happy with a whimsical quality. Spiritual Christian, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Dufus The Duck is a Quirky Orchestral piece that would fit well for an animated feature or any childlike fantasy. The music has a playful creeping up behind you feeling that is very comedic. Pizzicatos and English Horn with Tympani and Triangle make this a fun funny romp. Film, TV, Web, & Corporate. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Banish Misfortune is a traditional Irish jig, uptempo and melodic it is the perfect piece for an Ireland travel feature, pub scene, or anything that needs to convey that "luck of the Irish" feeling. Great for TV, Film, Web, or Corporate use. Celtic frame drums, guitar, mandolin and pipes. Instrumental, European, Ireland
A Strange Feeling is a Quirky Orchestral Instrumental piece a la Danny Elfman. It would work well in a childlike fantasy scene or a scene featuring children that needs the music to be a little off or strange in a good way. Would fit well in a Tim Burton movie. TV, Film, Web, Advertising or Video. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music