David Hudson Butterfield was born and raised in Howard County Maryland. He has been involved in music since the age of 8, when he began playing the viola, studying primarily with Julius Wirth (principal violist of the National Philharmonic, and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra). David graduated from River Hill High School in 2009, and began attending the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami that fall. There he was trained in music composition with commercial emphasis, studying composition, song writing, production, orchestration, and film/TV scoring.
David currently resides in Los Angeles, and is working as a composer on Cartoon Network's "Ninjago". He has scored feature films and many short films, and also does freelance work with companies like EA Games and BuzzFeed, as well as several local music production houses based in Los Angeles and Miami.
Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Television by Thomas Sørensen (Animation and Adventure) Music department Long before time had a name, Ninjago was created by the First Spinjitzu Master by using the Four Elemental Weapons of Spinjitzu; weapons so powerful, no one can handle all of their power at once. When he passed away, his two sons swore to protect them, but the oldest, Lord Garmadon, was consumed by darkness and wanted to possess them all. A battle between brothers broke out and Lord Garmadon was struck down and banished to the Underworld. Peace returned to Ninjago as the younger brother, Sensei Wu, hid the elemental weapons in the far corners of Ninjago. Centuries later, Lord Garmadon has returned with the help of his Skeleton army to collect the Golden Weapons. Sensei Wu turns to the aid of four young Ninja who are to be trained to become the protectors of each of the weapons. Although the Ninja successfully survive a harrowing quest to retrieve the elemental weapons, they fall into Lord Garmadon's master plan, releasing the dark Lord from his prison, and allowing him to escape ... Written by Anonymous
Fun Size Horror: Volume One
Film by Lisa J. Dooley (Horror) Music department Like a bag of Halloween candy after a night of trick or treating, Fun Size Horror: Volume One delivers an unexpected variety of frightful flavors all told in bite size pieces.
El turno de noche
Film (short) by Roque Madrid (Thriller) Music department
If Disney Princesses Were Real
Film (short) by Eugene Lee Yang (Comedy) Composer
Film (short) by Eugene Lee Yang (History, Horror, Musical and War) Composer In this disturbing, satirical K-pop music video, a new idol band of four sisters called the Comfort Girls, encouraged by their parents, undergo dramatic surgical transformations and are subjugated by a historical cast of male imperialists, all while singing and dancing to a modern, infectious Korean pop song. Written by Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
My Name Is Karma
Film (short) by Salina Duplessis (Comedy) Composer Robin Clarke seemingly has it all. She's young, beautiful and successful. Her only downfall is staying in a relationship with Garrett Scott despite his cheating and inconsiderate behavior. When Garrett stands her up on her birthday the camel's back officially breaks. In her despair, Robin unknowingly incites the help of Karma personified who magically gives Robin the power to make sure that Garrett's 'Karma' catches up with him. Written by Salina Duplessis
Film by Roque Madrid (Horror) Composer Two young couples have chosen a new site for their Saturday night drinking binge: an abandoned barrack with a legend. 45 years ago, a young girl, mentally handicapped, was seduced and raped by soldiers, strangled and then burned.
University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
River Hill High School