2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Music For The CW’s Superheroes

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Ever heard of Blake Neely? If you haven’t, you should, as he provides the music scores for practically all of the superhero shows on The CW.  Seeing that he has become somewhat of a perennial guest of Comic Con, it’s always fascinating to pick his brain about his work with music on the various shows.  This year was no different as I inquired about the challenges of working on a show that is long running vs. a series entering its sophomore season (such as Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl).  In addition, Blake also shared with me some another activity he planned to get into over the course of the Con.  Check out of this and more in the interview below…   Continue reading “2016 San Diego Comic Con EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Music For The CW’s Superheroes”

2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Superheroes

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If I said it once, I’ll say it again, music plays a pivotal role in how we interpret film or television.  Without it, what we see-on the small or big screen-can seem “naked”-as if it is missing something.  However, with music, the right score can create a sense of dread (see JAWS) or rouse excitement (see SUPERMAN or STAR WARS).  Therefore with that said, at Comic Con this year (in promotion of the “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” Panel), I sat down with the composer behind many of the superheroes shows currently on television, Mr. Blake Neely. Continue reading “2015 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring Superheroes”

EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring CW’s THE FLASH

 

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Perhaps due largely to the remarkable success of Marvel Studio‘s Shared Cinematic Universe, it would appear that many studios and networks are keen to participate in the growing trend of creating superhero franchises and/or universes of their own, be it on the big screen or the small screen.  One example of the trend would be the CW as they prepare to unleash their Arrow spinoff series, The Flash, later this fall.  Inspired by the DC Comics superhero of the same name, the series follows Central City police scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the genuine desire to help others.  After an unexpected and devastating accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds.  Starring Grant Gustin (Arrow) in the title role, the series also stars Candice Patton (The Game), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Danielle Panabaker (Necessary Roughness), Carolos Valdes (on Broadway: Once), as well as Tom Cavanagh (Ed), and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order).  Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Composer Blake Neely Talks Scoring CW’s THE FLASH”