E. Myers – Producer / Composer
Chuck E. Myers has developed Big Idea Music Productions over the past
eighteen years. Myers has led Big Idea with a deep understanding of the
technological side of music production combined with his love for composition.
His command of music, art, and science, his talents as a pianist and drummer
and his vivid imagination have allowed him to become a true innovator.
He also plays a wide variety of other obscure instruments including Shakuhachi,
Ban Di, Quena, Harmonica, and many other percussion instruments.
Electrical Engineering and Music at the University of Utah from 1982-1988.
Chuck has worked on many feature films including Darkman III, Army
Darkness-Evil Dead Part III, and Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde. He has performed
around the country with many groups and with several symphonies, including
the National Symphony in Washington D.C., the San Francisco Symphony,
and the Utah Symphony. He was the keyboard player for the Dixie Chicks
at the 2002 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies. Myers has composed
theme music for many news stations across the country, including KSL,
KTVX, and KUTV in Salt Lake City, KDFW and KXAS in Dallas, and WCBS
New York City. Myers was also one the principle composers for ABC’s
Network Theme, The National Geographic Explorer Theme, NBC Summer Olympics
currently the principle composer and producer for a long list of many
of today’s most popular video games for the Sony Playstation I and
II, and the Microsoft X-Box. He produced a remix of “pug”
for the smashing pumpkins. He also worked with the Freedom Zone for Mountain
Dew’s AMP Energy Drink National Radio Campaign and Music Circuit.
Myers is developing non-linear music composition techniques to support
interactive multimedia applications which are leading the way in contemporary
film style orchestral scoring for video games.
Tino Saiki – Producer / Composer
Tino Saiki is currently a multi instrumentalist and is in charge of
operations at Big Idea Studios. His talents range from playing drums,
keyboards, guitar, bass, and singing. Being half Brazilian and Japanese,
he has an intimate understanding of rhythm and music. He has composed
music for many sony playstation titles including Streak and Critical
and Microsoft pc platform games like the highly acclaimed interactive
soundtrack for Outwars and the swimwear illustrated bikini babe cd
Tino just finished composing music for Novell’s CNE national radio
campaign Tino is an expert in computer based audio production and engineers
and produces many different types of audio projects. Tino is also a professional
dancer and choreographer and works with many big performers on their
Brady Ellis – Composer
Brady Ellis formerly has played keyboards in pop/rock, country, fusion
and jazz groups. Including touring with the Osmond Boys. He has composed
for CBS, ESPN, FOX, American Airlines, GT Interactive, Novell and NuSkin.
He was the composer for the ESPN “Up-Close Classics” theme
and t.v. show package. He has composed film trailers for “Black
Knight” and “Sins of the Fathers”. Currently he is
working on a film project.. He is also working on his Masters of Music
Mr. Irvin is the Director of Marketing and Sales for Film
and Television. After retiring from the United States Army Special Forces
in 1998 with 22 years of service, he acted as a security/counter
consultant for many Fortune 500 companies. A veteran of three armed conflicts
and many years apart from his family led Mr. Irvin to search for
peaceful and harmonious endeavor. Mr. Irvin began training in the martial
1973 and has been teaching the martial arts from 1976 to the present.
He lives the Tao (Way) of the warrior in spirit and practice.
As a proponent of healthy living, Mr. Irvin in 2001 developed
the marketing strategies for World Health Products, an alternative
company that has become very successful. In August 2002, his passion
for art, film and music sparked his desire to join the Big Idea Music
where he initiates and nurtures relationships with filmmakers who are
searching for innovative custom music to create emotional content for
their films. Mr. Irvin is a very organized, professional and tenacious
man who will do whatever it takes to meet the client’s musical
needs within their budgetary constraints.
Lisle Moore – Composer
Lisle Moore was born and raised in Fulton, Missouri. He was raised into
a very musical family where his uncle was the conductor of the Luxembourg
symphony and his father was a conductor as well. Lisle attended the highly
respected Interlochen Arts Academy for his high school studies where he
studied Jazz piano, trumpet performance and composition. During his senior
year at Interlochen, Lisle won the coveted Downbeat music award where
he took first place in the nation that landed him a scholarship at Berklee
college of music. During lisle's studies of film scoring and orchestration,
Lisle scored his first feature film that went to the Cannes film festival
and won the Saguaro best picture award. Lisle currently resides in Utah
working at Big Idea. He has written music for various Imax films and features.
Orchestrated for top film composers in the industry and has done the sound
for 3 feature films including 5.1 surround mixes. Lisle has a vast knowledge
of many aspects of the film making process that gives him an advantage
in writing music for film.
Walt Gaisford - Composer
American composer Walter B. Gaisford, regarded as one of
Big Idea's most gifted and versatile musicians, is known for his consummate
musicianship and dynamic personality, which he expresses through
in three languages and having a classical background with Latin and Rock
influences, Walt is an essential part of Big Idea's production team. He
plays an impressive array of instruments, including violin, piano, drums
and guitar. His love for music and dedication to producing quality, meticulous
music is apparent in his work.
a musical family, Walt began his career at the age of 4 studying violin
under the renowned L.A. Philharmonic concertmaster Heimann Weinstein.
His school years found him pursuing the louder sounds of American Pop-Rock.
Later, he developed a great love for the Latin/Jazz influences when he
and taught for two years in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
inspiration comes from the beauty of God's handiwork and his love for
his three beautiful children. He feels very fortunate and blessed to be
working with Chuck Myers and the great talents surrounding him at Big
Anthony Zito - Composer
Tony is an accomplished composer and guitarist. Tony began
writing original music and performing in the sixth grade and had already
spent time touring before he finished high school. He has worked in, toured
and performed original music in multiple bands throughout his career.
His performances and music endeavors have taken him throughout the world.
Tony has toured and performed original music in multiple bands and has
written original songs that have received significant air play in local
markets including major markets such as Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City,
Utah. As a result, Tony has received record contract offers with independent
recording labels. Tony’s passion for music has driven his multiple
music oriented businesses including composing and artist development.
Tommy Hopkins – Producer / Composer
Tommy Hopkins is one of the top session guitarists in Western United States
and has played on numerous spots around the country. He has worked with
many different artists in a multitude of styles. He is also an established
composer, arranger, and producer. He has composed for ESPN, ABC, Fox Sports
Net, The Disney Channel, News themes from FOX in Seattle to NBC in New
York, national television commercials (Acura, Buick, and Cadillac), film
trailers (“Mask of Zorro” and Excess Baggage), WGN network
theme in Chicago, and many others. He has also co-written many other themes
such as ABC Network theme, National Geographic and the Oprah Winfrey theme.
He is currently composing and playing on Animorphs, a video game based
on the television show.
Michael Greene – Engineer
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Thorsrud – Producer / Engineer
Bjorn Thorsrud received Bachelors in Physics and in Music at the University
of Reno performing and writing music for bands and experimenting with
the sound recording. At twenty-two years of age he started his career
in the recording studio; for the next ten years worked as an Engineer
and Programmer working with various pop and rock artists and film scores.
Bjorn worked for Taj-Motown Record Company, and later started his own
label called Tri Records. He has worked on various albums including;
Smashing Pumpkins’ “Machina/the machines of god” and
“Adore”; Billy Corgan’s film score “Stigmata”;
Shania Twain’s “Come On Over”; also including artists
Collective Soul, Monster Magnet, Soul Asylum, The Wallflowers and Whitesnake.