The collaborative 686 x Mike Shinoda Hyena Parka is a limited edition, high quality piece of clothing, the profits of which will be benefiting Music For Relief. It’s promo video is scored and directed by Mike Shinoda himself.
As you guys know and as we posted last week Mike was going to attend the 2011 Billboard Film & TV Music Conference to talk about him scoring the action movie “The Raid”. I have added 4 pictures that Billboard posted along with an article posted on their website.
Linkin Park rapper Shinoda (whose talents also include guitar, piano, keyboards and more) has been working on the score for an upcoming film called “The Raid” with fellow panelist Joe Trapanese, who recently collaborated with Daft Punk on “Tron: Legacy.” The pair have been trading files back and forth, often taking each other’s unfinished ideas across the finish line. “I’m really comfortable working at home,” said Shinoda, who often works on ideas on the go, too. “We’ll swap semi finished files, we’ll swap unfinished files.”
The band guys on the panel all seemed to agree that learning to work alongside a film director or producer isn’t too dissimilar from working with other members in a rock group setting. “I went to school for illustration,” Shinoda explained. “We would each put our stuff up on the board and [offer hours of criticism about each other's pieces]. Over the course of the years of doing that, you get good at it. You get really good at being able to take criticism and give criticism and leave your ego at the door and just go in and be productive.”
“That’s how [Linkin Park] works,” he added. “We’ve got six guys doing that. Every Monday we get together with our records. That’s the reason why it takes us over a year to make a record. We’re killing ideas one after the other and building up new ones based on even if one guy in our group doesn’t like it for one reason or another, we’re gonna get in there and figure out what it is about it that he’s not into. And we’re going to respect that, even if he can’t write the piece that we’re talking about, his opinion is one sixth potentially of our fanbase.”
Kraft was suitably impressed by Shinoda’s attitude and said he foresees a long career in film composing for him as a result. “Mike just articulated ‘Out of the Band and Onto the Screen’: Working in a band prepares you in a way for the collaboration of filmmaking.”
Mike will join a panel to discuss his experience writing the score for “The Raid”. Read more below.
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park will join Peter Himmelman, “Drive” composer Cliff Martinez and Take 6 co-founder Mervyn Warren in discussing their experiences writing for film at the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Conference being held Oct. 24 and 25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood. Curt Smith of Tears for Fears and singer-songwriter J. Ralph will also contribute to the panel “Out of the Band and Onto the Screen.”
Working with Joe Trapanese, Shinoda has made his scoring debut with the martial arts film “The Raid,” which was a hit at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Sony will release the film early next year. Trapanese will also be speaking on the panel.
News that Mike will score action movie “The Raid” hit the web today even by Mike himself. Check it out.
Linkin Park‘s Mike Shinoda has signed on to score ‘The Raid,’ the high-flying action flick gaining buzz around stars martial arts master Iko Uwais and Joe Taslim.
The movie made its North American premiere this week at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness” screening, but obviously isn’t quite in the can — Shinoda has yet to complete the soundtrack.
“The intense visuals and compelling story of ‘The Raid’ have made this an exciting first venture into scoring for me,’ says Shinoda, who is scoring a feature-length film for the first time. “I’m thrilled for Linkin Park fans to see — and hear — this film.”
And while U.S. rights to the film already have been acquired, no release date has been announced. Perhaps they are waiting until it’s finished first.
Says Dan Primozic, who negotiated Shinoda’s involvement, “Dropping a brand new score by Mike Shinoda on it will be like adding a whole new main character to a picture that’s already cranked to 11!”
Go here to check out Mike’s post and the trailer as well.