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Steve Jablonsky

Biography

Best-known for his anxious, rousing orchestral scores for the Transformers film series, Steve Jablonsky can be an American author of film, tv, and gaming music who studied computer science before switching to music composition on the University of California, Berkeley. Obtaining an internship at Hans Zimmer’s HANDY REMOTE CONTROL Productions after graduating, he fulfilled set up film composer Harry Gregson-Williams, a colleague of Zimmer’s, and proved helpful as his helper. After adding to many projects like the BBC’s 2003 series Seven Miracles from the Industrial Globe, his first single credit scoring credit for an attribute film was Marcus Nispel’s remake from the Tx Chainsaw Massacre, released in 2003. Which was accompanied by 2004’s Steamboy and, exactly the same calendar year, the start of a long-term stint with the entire work of television’s Eager Housewives (2004-2012). He have scored theatrical movies released throughout that period including however, not limited by 2005’s The Isle, 2006’s The Tx Chainsaw Massacre: THE START, 2007’s Transformers, 2009’s Transformers: Revenge from the Fallen and Fri the 13th, 2010’s A Problem on Elm Road, 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and 2012’s Battleship. He also collaborated on many video gaming including 2007’s Order & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, co-composed with Trevor Morris, and 2009’s The Sims 3. With Desperate Housewives from the surroundings in 2012, following films offering Jablonsky’s ratings included 2013’s Gangster Squad and Ender’s Video game, and 2014’s Transformers: Age group of Extinction. Even more assorted scores implemented; namely 2015’s THE FINAL Witch Hunter and 2016’s Deepwater Horizon.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Jablonsky
Profession Film Score Composer
Education University of California, Berkeley
Nationality American
Awards BMI Film Music Award
Music Songs Arrival to Earth, Autobots Reunite, It's Our Fight, My Name Is Lincoln, Forest Battle, Optimus vs. Megatron, Cemetery Wind, Honor to the End, The All Spark, Dinobot Charge, Bumblebee Captured, There Is No Plan, No Sacrifice, No Victory, I Rise, You Fall, Scorponok, The Fight Will Be Your Own, Foot Clan Chase, Transformium, The Presence of Megatron, Lockdown, You're a Soldier Now, Tessa, I Believe in Fitness, Negative Pressure Test, Infinite White, Leave Planet Earth Alone, Freddy's Coming for You, I’m Big, I'm Just the Messenger, Soccent Attack, Our Final Hope, The Battle Room
Albums Transformers: The Score, Transformers: Dark of the Moon – The Score, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Score, The Island, Steamboy, Gears of War 3, Transformers: Age of Extinction – The Score, Ender's Game (Original Motion Picture Score), Lone Survivor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Music from the Motion Picture), Pain & Gain, Battleship, Your Highness, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Gangster Squad, idea OST, Transformers: La vendetta del caduto, Transformers: The Last Knight (Music from the Motion Picture), Gears Of War: Judgment (The Soundtrack), The Sims 3: World Adventures & Ambitions (Original Soundtrack), The Sims 3 (Original Soundtrack), The Sims 3: Generations, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (Original Soundtrack), Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Original Game Soundtrack)
Movies Transformers, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Island, Deepwater Horizon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Battleship, Pain & Gain, Lone Survivor, Ender's Game, The Last Witch Hunter, Friday the 13th, Steamboy, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Your Highness, Gangster Squad, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Patriots Day, Keanu, The Hitcher, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Amityville Horror, D-War, SCORE: A Film Music Documentary, Live from Baghdad, The Tigger Movie, When Elephants Fight, Dark Harbor, The Hire: Hostage, Him and Us, Transformers: The Ride - 3D


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#Fact
1 His mother is of Japanese descent.
2 His score for the Transformers movie was released 4 months after the movie's premier. Fans of the score and the composer, started a petition when there were no news for the soundtrack album, and more than 5000 people signed the on line petition when it was announced that the score will be released. Altough the composer told in interviews that an album was in production, the petition indeed helped to move things forward.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transformers: The Last Knight 2017 post-production
Origin Story Documentary post-production
2.0 2016 TV Movie
Deepwater Horizon 2016
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016
Keanu 2016
Regret & Retribution 2015 Short
You, Me and the Apocalypse 2015 TV Series 10 episodes
The Last Witch Hunter 2015
When Elephants Fight 2015 Documentary
The WWP Movie 2015 TV Series music
The Last Ship 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Unimaginable 2014/III Short
Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 music by
Krueger: The Slasher from Elm Street 2014 Short
Redneck Brothers 2014 TV Series original music composition
Krueger: A Walk Through Elm Street 2014 Short
Lone Survivor 2013
Ender's Game 2013
Occult 2013 TV Movie
Pain & Gain 2013
Gears of War: Judgment 2013 Video Game
Gangster Squad 2013
The List 2013 TV Movie
Desperate Housewives: I Guess This Is Goodbye 2012 Video documentary short
Desperate Housewives 2004-2012 TV Series 159 episodes
Where's Waldo? 2012 Short
Battleship 2012
Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon 2012 Video documentary
Uncharted Territory: NASA's Future Then and Now 2012 Video documentary short
Transformers: The Ride - 3D 2011 Short
Gears of War 3 2011 Video Game
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 music by
Your Highness 2011
Transformers: War for Cybertron 2010 Video Game
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands 2010 Video Game
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010
I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 100 2009 Video short
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 Video Game
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009
The Sims 3 2009 Video Game
Friday the 13th 2009
Gears of War 2 2008 Video Game
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath 2008 Video Game
Dragon Wars: D-War 2007
Transformers: The Game 2007 Video Game
Transformers 2007 music by
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 2007 Video Game
The Hitcher 2007
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 2006
Him and Us 2006 TV Movie
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets 2006 TV Movie
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details 2006 TV Movie
Supernatural Homicide 2005 Video documentary short
The Source of Evil 2005 Video documentary short
Threshold 2005 TV Series
The Island 2005
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry 2005 TV Movie
The Amityville Horror 2005
The Contender 2005 TV Series
Suchîmubôi 2004
Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre 2004 Video documentary
Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield 2004 Video documentary short
Severed Parts 2004 Video documentary short
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World 2003 TV Series 7 episodes
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003
Threat Matrix 2003 TV Series 2 episodes
Live from Baghdad 2002 TV Movie
Hostage 2002 Short
National Geographic Explorer 2002 TV Series documentary 1 episode
AFP: American Fighter Pilot 2002 TV Series
Sorrow's Child 1998 Short
Border to Border 1998

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hannibal 2001 additional arrangements
Chicken Run 2000 composer: additional music - uncredited
The Magic of Marciano 2000 composer: additional music
The Tigger Movie 2000 composer: additional music / music programmer: score
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? 1999 music programmer / music recordist: synthesizers
Light It Up 1999 composer: additional music
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter 1999 Video technical advisor: music
The Match 1999 music programmer
Swing Vote 1999 TV Movie composer: additional music
Enemy of the State 1998 music programmer
Antz 1998 composer: additional music / music assistant
Armageddon 1998 composer: additional music - uncredited / music programmer
The Borrowers 1997 assistant to composer / music recordist
Deceiver 1997 assistant to composer / composer: additional music - uncredited
Smilla's Sense of Snow 1997 composer: additional music
Krueger: The Legend of Elm Street 2016 Short composer: additional music
The Last Ship TV Series theme by - 7 episodes, 2014 composer - 2 episodes, 2014
Dragon Wars: D-War 2007 music producer
The Hitcher 2007 music producer
The Island 2005 score producer
Team America: World Police 2004 composer: additional music - uncredited
Threat Matrix 2003 TV Series composer - 3 episodes
Bad Boys II 2003 composer: additional score
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 composer: additional music
Tears of the Sun 2003 composer: additional music
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 composer: additional music
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2001 Video Game composer: additional music - uncredited
Pearl Harbor 2001 composer: additional music

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reel Iconic 2015 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Hawaii Five-0 TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2011
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
Dance Moms 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Your Highness 2011 producer: "Greatest Quest"
Hasbro Family Game Night 3 2010 Video Game writer: "Top Of The Game", "Stitch In Time", "Silver Spoon"
Through the Letterbox 2010 Short writer: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" Film Score extract
War of the Servers 2007 writer: "My Name Is Lincoln"
Nancy Drew 2007 music: "Dread Zone" - uncredited
The Secret 2006 Video documentary "Trailblazing"
Tears of the Sun 2003 writer: "Yekeleni Part I / Mia's Lullabye", "The Jablonsky Variations On A Theme By HZ / Cameroon Border Post"
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 writer: "Brothers Under the Sun"

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Replacement Killers 1998 sound recordist

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
National Geographic Explorer 2002 TV Series documentary researcher - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supernatural Homicide 2005 Video documentary short very special thanks
The Source of Evil 2005 Video documentary short very special thanks
Ned Kelly 2003 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary 2016 Documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2013 TV Series Himself
Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre 2004 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Battleship (2012)
2012 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
2010 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
2009 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Desperate Housewives (2004) · Danny Elfman
2008 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Desperate Housewives (2004) · Danny Elfman
2008 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Transformers (2007)
2005 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Desperate Housewives (2004) · Danny Elfman
· Steve Bartek
· Stewart Copeland
2004 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Original Score - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
2011 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film Your Highness (2011)
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media Gears of War 2 (2008)


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