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Music Composer Don Bodin Scores Big for Manolo Blahnik Handbag Launch Advert with Vogue Premier


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/04/2015 -- Music composer Don Bodin has created a powerful, suspenseful score for Manolo Blahnik's new commercial advertisement.. The spot, "A Desire, a Hunt, a Treasure . . ", which announces the launch of Manolo Blahnik's new line of handbags premiered at Vogue UK Online on Monday morning (July 27, 2015). Bodin created the orchestral score for the striking animated spot by writing, recorded the musicians and delivering the final mix in less than 56 hours.

Bodin had a chance to preview the spot a week earlier but I wasn't awarded the job until Wednesday morning (July 22nd). The spot which was created by director Martin J Pickering, animated by Joseph Blanc with art direction from Jen Charon needed to finalized for deliver by Friday (July 25th) to make the Vogue deadline.

"I do a lot of work with quick turn arounds but to write a score this elaborate, adjust for revision, track the live musicians and mix and master all in less than 3 days really brought us down to the wire." Bodin stated.

In order to accomplish the speedy delivery Bodin created a hybrid score using both live multi-instrumentalists and software instruments. Bodin utilized every bit of technology at his disposal, reaching out to his network of musicians and had multiple recording session going on simultaneously around the globe.

"While the percussion was being recorded miles away, I was in a session recording the woodwind parts. I got notes from the director to re-work the entire ending." Bodin stated. "I had to re-write the entire ending in a matter of minutes so I could continue with the session and pray that I got what the director was looking for."

Luckily the score was approved with just hours to spare.

Although the majority of Bodin's composing work has come from word of mouth, Bodin had done a lot of marketing on his own to position himself for opportunities like this. His patients in organically building his brand and SEO online paid off when director of the Manolo Blahnik spot, Pickering, discovered Bodin's work online. Bodin, who ranks number 1 and 2 on many google searches for "commercial composer", "advertising composer" & "spot composer" hasn't shied away from posting his accomplishments.

"As an independent composer it is vital to know and boost your online presence." Bodin stated. "More an more of my composer colleges are getting discovered online from their previous work. Educating myself in SEO and conciously thinking of my brand has paid off."

About Don Bodin
Bodin, who creates original music for documentaries, films, television, video games with a focus on music for advertising campaigns, has over 100 commercial credits. Bodin was the recipient of the 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for 'Best Score for a Commercial Advertisement' and was recently awarded the 2015 Independent Music Award for Best Instrumental EP for his release Chronomicon.

About Manolo Blahnik
With a career spanning over 30 years, Manolo Blahnik has become one of the world's most influential footwear designers. Manolo Blahnik inspires huge loyalty and devotion and was named Accessory Designer of the Year by the British Fashion Council in 1990 and in 1999. He also has honorary doctorates from the Royal London College of Art and the Royal Society of Arts of Britain. In 2003, there was a retrospective exhibition of his drawings, memorabilia and collections at the Design Museum in London. Then in 2006, photographer Eric Boman collaborated with him on cult shoe book, Blahnik by Boman.

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