JeffHeim's News

2016 Variety Reel

2017-01-13 01:33:08 by JeffHeim
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Variety reel featuring a few of my recent tracks. Contact me at jeff.heim88@gmail.com if you'd like to work with me on your next project. Thanks!


New Demo Reel!

2015-05-29 13:17:01 by JeffHeim
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I just released a new demo reel featuring some of my best and most recent music from the popular educational kids game, Poptropica:

 

Check it out, and feel free to drop me an email (jeff.heim88@gmail.com) if you'd like to work with me on your next project. My rates are competitive, and whatever the project - big or small - I can do it!

www.jeffheim.net


Monster Carnival Island Announced!

2014-01-23 16:50:02 by JeffHeim
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Poptropica's next island, "Monster Carnival" will feature fun, quirky carnival music with dark/evil undertones. Of all the music I've worked on for Poptropica, the score for Monster Carnival has been the most fun yet!

In the dead of night, a caravan rumbles into town. The traveling carnival has returned! But this is no day at the park. Behind the lights and the laughter, the carnival harbors a dark secret. Buy a ticket if you dare, but beware — once you enter, you may never be able to escape the Monster Carnival!

 

 


Mocktropica Island Announced!

2013-11-22 12:36:44 by JeffHeim
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The next island for Poptropica has just been announced! Check out the trailer, which includes some music I wrote this past Spring... and I'm currently wrapping up the rest of the soundtrack for Mocktropica.

Poptropica is under new management, and it's falling apart at the seams! The newest Island isn't finished, the staff is nowhere to be found, and you can't take two steps without running into a game-breaking bug. Get ready to go behind the scenes for your most important adventure yet — because this time, you've got to save Poptropica itself!


Poptropolis Games

2013-10-22 12:50:41 by JeffHeim
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Poptropolis Games is on the rise again! Once every 100 years, the ancient capital of Poptropica — Poptropolis — rises from the sea to host a tournament created to prove tribal supremacy. Each of the tribes of Poptropica sends a representative to compete across a series of grueling events for a chance to become the Champion of Poptropica. This time, you'll have to test your skill with two new events: the Volcano Race and Octopus Volleyball! Do you have what it takes to vanquish the competition and win glory for your tribe?

Trailer: (includes music I composed for the island)


Virus Hunter Island Trailer

2013-07-20 11:25:46 by JeffHeim
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I've had my hands full since I began scoring music for Poptropica this past February. It's incredible how massive this game really is: there are currently 33 playable islands, with plans for more islands in the near future. The trailer for Poptropica's Virus Hunter Island just came out, featuring a sample of the new music and sound currently being integrated into the game for the first time since Poptropica's release in 2007!


Looking For Music?

2011-01-26 14:44:37 by JeffHeim
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TERMS OF USE:

My music here on Newgrounds is free to use as long your project meets the following criteria:

- your project is non-commercial*
- your project is never going to generate any revenue
- proper credit is given (including my name and website)

*If your project is distributed commercially or if it makes money from ad revenue, shoot me a PM or contact me before you use the music! You can also purchase royalty-free music at a very low price.

**Some of my music on Newgrounds is already bound by past agreements, so if your project is going to generate revenue, be sure to let me know which pieces you plan on using!**
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Send me a link to the finished product so I can add it to my website's credits page. This is a great way to promote your own work!

CUSTOM MUSIC:

As always, feel free to send me a message if you'd like original custom music for your next project.

Thank you!
Jeff Heim
www.jeffheim.net


Frank Mccuff: Police Force Vigilante (2010) released!

2010-11-08 22:00:42 by JeffHeim
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Frank Mccuff: Police Force Vigilante (2010)

**2010 Big Apple Film Festival - Official Selection**

The action-packed introduction to the adventures of renegade Texas cop, Frank McCuff Jr. as he travels to the Big Apple to hunt down and bring to justice the escaped psychopath who killed his father and brother. A hybrid genre short combining elements of 70s grind-house cop films, Westerns, superhero comics and anime.

Shot in April 2009 and officially completed July 2010.

Starring
Alexander J Diaz
Chris McGuire
Jim Ng
Paul Drechsler-Martell
Scott Hoffman
Matt Healey
Jose Pacheco
Coleman Amaral

Written, Directed and Produced by
Alexander J. Diaz and Jon Truei

Executive Producer/Location Manager
Jules Hamilton

Director of Photography
Leo Kei Angelos

Video/Sound Editing by
Jon Truei

Costume Design
Divya Gadangi and Elexa Cangelosi

Makeup Design
Divya Gadangi and Stacey Greenberger

Action Sequences Choreographed by
Jon Truei

Stunts Coordinated by
Hyphen Movies

Original Soundtrack
Jeff Heim

On Set Photoography
Dillon Krug

Credit Sequences Designed by
Mike Laraman

Additional Photography
Oliver Anderson

Grips
Dillon Krug
Morgan McGrath

Special Thanks
The Hamilton Family
Jessica Dean
Aris Choi
Moses Sayre Sukin
Emanuel Manzanares
Shaun Finney
Michael Ren
John Gurrin
Du-All Camera
Colin Jacubczk
Matt Firpo
Laszlo Santha
Mina Baban


Music for Flash Videos

2010-03-20 00:29:25 by JeffHeim
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Hey Everyone,

As a Junior at the University of New Hampshire, my remaining time as an undergrad student is short, and I will be applying to grad schools quite soon. My ambition is to become a film composer one of these days, but unfortunately I am lacking in actual film-scoring experience. I've been doing a lot of writing (as you can see), but have very few commissions to show for it.*

Posting my music on Newgrounds has been a unique opportunity for me to gain some exposure, and collaborate with young game/movie makers and for that opportunity I thank all of you. Unfortunately, things have been slow lately...I haven't received any requests for music at all within the past 3-4 months. I hope to speed things up with some shorter submissions like I did this past Summer, and as always, your feedback and PM's are great motivators when it comes to writing new music and staying active in this online community.

*PM me if you'd like orchestral music in your next flash game or video!


Back home from Italy...

2009-12-08 16:31:52 by JeffHeim
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Hello everyone,

After three months of studying abroad in Italy without my computer or any means of creating music electronically, I'm back in the states and ready to pump out some more music. Before I jump back into things, I just wanted to reflect upon my stay in Italy. I stayed in Ascoli Piceno, which is about a three hour bus ride from Rome, situated near the Adriatic coast on the eastern side of central Italy. Ascoli Piceno is a relatively small and densely populated typical Italian town with cobblestone streets and alleys, located inbetween the Sibilline Mountains and the Adriatic coast. The area (known as the Marche region) is absolutely beautiful. Olive trees dot the hills, while mountains surround the valley in which Ascoli Piceno lies. I had the pleasure of hiking some of the surrounding mountains and looking down upon the small town, as well as the snow-capped Sibilline Mountains in the west, the Adriatic Sea to the east, and plains/foothills to the south. Words cannot describe how beautiful this region of Italy really is. During my three months in Italy, I traveled to Rome, Florence, Venice, San Benedetto, and managed to take a week-long trip out to Athens and Santorini in Greece. My fondest memories of Italy were not of the major tourist attractions, but instead what I enjoyed most in Italy was hiking Mt. Girella, which is one of the taller mountains in the region, and traveling to places by the Mediterranean Sea (including San Benedetto and Santorini).