Jump Force Now Available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC by Jerome Leroy

I’ve been impatiently waiting these past 6 months for the day I could reveal this one—so it’s kind of an understatement to say that I’m very proud to announce that in the summer of 2018 I got to write music for my first major video game: Jump Force. Now available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, this fighting game from Japanese mega-publishing studio Bandai Namco takes place in a crossover universe featuring characters from various manga series originally featured in Weekly Shōnen Jump, such as Dragonball, One Piece, or Naruto.

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It’s a true honor to be a part of this game, as I have been a fan of Jump’s manga franchises for two decades. A few excerpts of the soundtrack have been posted on YouTube; you can take a listen below.

Now Available: 'The Long Farewell' Soundtrack Single by Jerome Leroy

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Finally available on all download and streaming platform: my score to Aqsa Altaf’s beautifully reflective film The Long Farewell.

With no dialog and minimal sound effects, the film relies on music to create a profoundly poetic atmosphere. Written primarily for synthesizers with piano solos, the score sometimes blends with the director’s bigger-than-life shots of the luxurious surrounding landscape (thick forests, tall trees, wide rivers, big gray skies…). At other times, it reaches for the ethereal by opening up the emotional range to depict what is not directly seen on screen—the deep, everlasting bond between the two main characters.

The music was written freely, without a constant tempo or a bar structure to box the music in. Harmonies start softly and grow slowly, and eventually disappear back in the ether. Various textures and instruments are layered in over time to lead the story to its climatic point, and ultimately pull back to leave the audience reflecting about childhood, friendship, and the loss of innocence.

You can read more about the score here, and listen to the album on iTunes MusicSpotifyGoogle PlayAmazon MusicSoundCloud, or YouTube.

'Dear Alice' Wins Best Music at Jelly Film Festival by Jerome Leroy

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My score to Matt Cerini’s animated short film Dear Alice won Best Music at the Jelly FEST Film Festival as part of their FALL/WINTER 2019 selection. Thanks to Matt for having me on board and to musicians Patti Rudisill, Michelle Packman and Lara Somogyi for their beautiful performances.

You can read more about the score here, and listen to the album on iTunes MusicSpotifyGoogle PlayAmazon MusicSoundCloud, or YouTube.

'Dear Alice' Soundtrack Single Now Available To Download & Stream by Jerome Leroy

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My score to Matt Cerini’s animated short ‘Dear Alice’ is now available on all download and streaming platforms.

Directed by Matt Cerini at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Dear Alice is an animated short film that tells the story of Anthony, an unconfident artist, who must inspire a wide-eyed young girl, Alice, to see the beauty in her sketch before the bus they’re in reaches his stop.

The film, which was completed in 10 months time and included a team of 15 artists in production, deals with artistic growth through self-doubt and reassurance, thanks to a chance meeting with someone dealing with the same issue as yours. The director’s ultimate goal was to pull at the heartstrings of anyone watching, to make them shed a tear when the little girl felt completely abandoned, or crack a smile when she lit up as Anthony nodded for her to give it another try.

The score, written as a duet between solo violin (performed by Patti Rudisill) and solo cello (performed by Michelle Packman), plays on this newfound relationship where each character inspires the other. Both instruments are featured first by themselves, then start answering and supporting each other, to finally join together in a warm and uplifting ending. Harp (performed by Lara Somogyi), piano and strings provide the emotional backing.

You can read more about the score here, and listen to the album on iTunes MusicSpotifyGoogle PlayAmazon MusicSoundCloud, or YouTube.

Yuanfen Now Available On All Major Online Platforms by Jerome Leroy

My score to Amanda Sparso’s animated short ‘Yuanfen’ is now available on all download and streaming platforms.

Yuanfen, produced at the School of Visual Arts in New York, is a heartwarming tale of adoption as seen through a child’s eyes. Inspired by Amanda’s personal story, Yuanfen takes us through the beautiful and emotional journey of a young infant who will travel thousands of miles from her birthplace in China to her adoptive parents in the United States.

The film metaphorically depicts the caregiver who accompanies the baby girl along her journey as a comforting panda bear, musically represented by a solo cello performed by Michelle Packman. The baby girl’s journey is at first underscored by a dizi (traditional Chinese flute), which, as she eventually makes her way to the United States, turns into a concert flute; both instruments were performed by Gina Luciani. To provide additional warmth and musical support, the score also features harp solos performed by Lara Somogyi, along with piano solos and other various synthetic elements.

You can read more about the score here, and listen to the album on iTunes MusicSpotifyGoogle PlayAmazon MusicSoundCloud, or YouTube.

The Housemaid Now Available As Physical Release by Jerome Leroy

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My score to The Housemaid is now available as a CD release courtesy of Spanish label Rosetta Soundtrack! As a long-time soundtrack aficionado and CD collector, I’m always happy to see film music released on physical format, especially in this challenging market. And it’s even more exciting when it's your own!

Head over to Rosetta’s product page to read more about the score and order your copy.

New Complog Article: "Media Composers: How To Organize (And Back Up) Your Data" by Jerome Leroy


I just posted a new technical article on my Medium Complog discussing data backup for media composers.

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If you’ve been using a computer for some time, it’s quite likely that you’ve heard over and over again that you should back up your data. But what does that mean exactly for the media creator? As working professionals dealing with huge amounts of data, where that data is backed up and how quickly we can expect to retrieve it can be quite a complex issue and it is essential to plan well.

In this article, I describe backup best-practices and go over case studies, based on more than a decade of experience dealing with large set of data. You can read the article here. I hope you find it interesting and I’m looking forward to your comments.

Aqsa Altaf's short "The Long Farewell" gets online release by Jerome Leroy

I'm very, very proud to have scored Aqsa Altaf’s beautiful, serene, magical short film The Long Farewell, which she shot in Peru under the mentorship of Werner Herzog. It's a really special story of childhood, innocence, and growing up, told in a very unique way. The film is now available on Vimeo, and you can watch it below.