FILM / TV COMPOSER
Los Angeles, CA - USA
Jim Dooley is an Emmy Award-winning composer / songwriter with a diverse repertoire spanning the film, television, video gaming and live theatrical industries. He has earned accolades for his solo work as well as proud collaborations with many of the top names in music, from Hans Zimmer, Kristin Chenoweth to Babyface.
Dooley is a graduate of New York University, and upon completion of his degree, moved to Los Angeles to study the art of film composing at USC in the SMPTV program with prolific scoring legends Christopher Young, Elmer Bernstein and Leonard Rosenman. He joined Media Ventures (now Remote Control Productions) in 1999 and collaborated with Hans Zimmer on DreamWorks’ “Gladiator" and as an additional composer, arranger and orchestrator on Columbia Pictures’ “The Da Vinci Code”, Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, DreamWorks’ “The Ring” and many others.
"I’m using my sE mics to record my grand piano at my home studio, as well as for recording samples, acoustics and electric guitars."
"I’ve consistently used Neumann mics in the past so I didn’t know that the mics were changed. But as soon as I started listening to a recording of my acoustic guitar – a 1946 Martin 0-18 – through my headphones, I knew something was different and it sounded great. When I was told I was using the sE Rupert Neve RN17, I said to get these. My guitar has never sounded better."
"The guitar is the instrument I used when I was a kid, and I don’t play it that often. But listening to it through these mics makes me want to play it more."