Mark Henderson of Blazing Cactus Music
I am a professional composer and sound designer who has successfully created music for such wide-ranging worlds as film, television, animation, musical theater, video, book apps, games and trade conventions. I specializing in children's/young adult visual media.
Some of my clients have included
* Universal Studios
* Sea World
* Sesame Street / Big Bag Productions
* Bausch & Lomb
* Motorola, Universal Studios
* The Smithsonian
* Indianapolis Children's Museum
* Santa Barbara International Film Festival
* Santa Barbara Access Theatre
Just to name a few.
I have been recognized many times for my work including awards for singular or collaborative projects have been
* Telly Award
* Cini Award
* AMA Award
* ADDY Award
* Drama-Louge Award.
* Princes grace Foundation (with Access Theatre)
Among my earliest successes was writing the music for Stephen Speilbergs / Dreamworks premier CD Rom titled
Someone’s in the kitchen. the original score for Trap Door, which was a Gold Award winner at the 1993 Houston Film Festival. I have also scored the music for an animated film for the Smithsonian entitled Priscilla the Proton, and wrote music for the children’s original television production Fire House Tales.
My objective is to provide professionally produced musical compositions and sound design for all types of multimedia projects. I am especially good at quickly identifying the client’s needs and then executing them in a timely, musically creative and professional manner.My diverse experience in most media formats coupled with a wide range of musical styles / genres provide a wealth of choices to prospective clients. My goal is to secure projects that utilize this experience and adds value for my client making them shine.
Specialties: Music Composing and producing for multimedia, commercials, games, theme Parks, CD- Roms, animation, film, and documentaries
Composer for Film, TV, Radio, Advertising, Multimedia and Book Apps
Mark Henderson Music
Privately Held; Myself Only; Music industry
April 1978 – Present (36 years 2 months)
Composer / producer for TV, Radio, Film. Extensive experience in writing music for advertising, multimedia, corporate identity, children's projects etc...etc... I have over 30 years of experience.
Music for Apps - Zak The Yak, Smarty Britches, My First App Airport, Vehicle, Grendels Great Adventure
Award winning Fire safety series from The Idea Bank
The Improvable Journey Of Berta Benz - Award Winning Animation film
Sesame Street / Big Bag productions - Ride Em Cowboy
Santa Barbara Access Theater - wrote music for 11 full original musicals
Santa Barbara International Film Festivals - Trailers 5 years
Children's Museum Of Indianapolis - Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior exhibit-Commercials
The Smithsonian - Pricilla The Proton - Film
Intel - Commercials
Sea World San Diego - Zombie Zelibration - Live show
DreamWorks Someone's In The Kitchen - CD-Rom
Music Composer / songwriter
Unocal - Commercials
Bausch & Lomb - Video
Reebok - Commercials
Many more credits found on my resume
Awards and recognitions for independent and collaborative projects : The Telly award, ADDY award, Princess Grace Award, Media Access Award, American Media Award, Drama- Logue Award, Freddie Award