In this video interview for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks to LA-based composer and sound designer Matt Hawkins about his work for film and TV, his rig and his thoughts about making sure you get paid for your work in the industry.
James & Matt met for the first time at a Mix With The Masters course in September 2015 with Al Schmitt. They both share a love of good gear and great music and have become friends meeting up whenever James is in LA for the NAMM show.
Matt is an accomplished composer for TV having a main theme placed on the global TV show NCIS. He explains how he landed this license deal how best to make sure any royalties keep getting paid. James and Matt have worked on a number of projects where James has played drums on compositions yet to be pitched.