Short film for AFI directed by Gandja Montero. Original score by Chris Upton and Greg Bernall.
Can old cell phones and machine learning help stop deforestation? The Tembé tribe from the central Amazon hopes so. In collaboration with Rainforest Connection, an environmental nonprofit, the Tembé are using old cell phones hidden in trees and TensorFlow, Google’s open-source machine learning tool, to listen for sounds of illegal logging. Director: Gandja Monteiro. Additional music by Chris Upton and Greg Bernall. Watch here
The Toy Box is the ultimate toy-competition series, providing talented designers with the chance of a lifetime – an opportunity to bring their toy concept to life with industry-giant Mattel and to the shelves of Toys"R"Us® the day after the season finale. Hosted by Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), inventors present a wide variety of games, plushes and educational, creative and imagination-building toys to the toughest panel of judges – a rotating roster of no-nonsense, toy-loving kids.
3 tracks featured in series by Chris Upton
HP enterprise “Mars and Beyond” commercial. Score and sound design by Chris Upton. Watch here
Daniel DeLeon never imagined he would use machine learning to study endangered whales. But a life-long passion for music and fascination with the science of sound led him to an internship at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, where he used TensorFlow, Google’s open-source machine learning tool, to make breakthroughs identifying endangered whale calls. Director: Gandja Monteiro Music by Chris Upton and Greg Bernall. Watch here
Video game from Stompybot studios and Mektek. Sound team was Michael Green and Chris Upton. Gameplay footage here.
Twin Sisters and DJs, Simi and Haze Khadra (SIMIHAZE) in Gucci Resort 2018.
Directed by Brian Higbee. Music by Chris Upton and Greg Bernall. Watch here
Five years after the Simian Flu all but wiped out humanity, an orphaned teenage girl survives by bartering things she has stolen from dead people's homes. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes present this short film directed by Daniel Thron in a series inspired by the ten years between The Rise and The Dawn Of The Planet of the Apes http://www.dawnofapes.com/. Music by Chris Upton and Michael Green. Watch here
Derek Bauer. Director/Cinematographer Reel. Music by Chris Upton. Watch here
In this interactive sci-fi adventure novel, you are the AI pilot of Earth's last interstellar ship, tasked with finding a home for your crew—the last remnants of humanity. Your choices will determine their fate, and your own. Game by Underflow Studios. Original Score by Chris Upton and Michael Green. Watch here
Original artist project of composer Chris Upton. Artwork by Matthew Mueller. Listen here
Cry Baby by Rooms. Co-written, played bass and additional production. Listen here
"When Ball Is Life" is the true story of Korean American immigrant, Tim Kim who unknowingly became the iconic face of "Asian Ballers" across the universe. In this short and intimate documentary, by filmmaker, Jeremy Eichenbaum, Tim Kim explains how his image was used as an internet meme-- shared, liked, and rewritten hundreds of thousands if not millions of times. He then shares with us his deeply felt perspective on life, societal challenges, and the nature of staying true to ones passions.
"And you know that ball, can literally be a ball of passion, whatever your ball may be, bring it to the court, because you know in your heart that ball is life." - Tim Kim
Directed by Jeremy Eichenbaum. Original music by Chris Upton. Watch here
In the lands of Shenlon the majestic Dwagons lived in peace and harmony. Ancient artifacts called the Tears of Destiny blessed its lands and helped life to flourish. These Tears were forged from the very lifeforce of the Elder Dwagons thousands of years ago as a final gift before they left this world. Sadly, this harmonious golden age would soon come to an end.
It started on the day of the Millenia Festival, a celebration of the sacrifices made by their Elder Dwagon Ancestors. During the festivities a mysterious shadow appeared behind the clouds. The sky darkened and rained with fire destroying much of the capital city and from the smoke emerged a new threat. One by one this alien enemy stole the Tears of Destiny from their Sacred Shrines and the once lush lands withered away. The Life Tear which was kept hidden with the Royal Family was the only one saved. The alien’s greed could not be sated with just taking the Tears. They began capturing Dwagons and running experiments on them. They hoped to unlock the secret to producing more Tears inside the DNA of the Dwagons.
The King of Shenlon bravely resisted this enemy as long as he could, but was eventually captured and being a direct descendent of the Elder Dwagons, highly prized as a research subject. Foreseeing this fate, he had sent the last Tear to his son. It has been 10 years since that day. The last heir of Shenlon, Prince Bobbes has finally come of age and is able to wield the Life Tear. The time has come to take back the lands of Shenlon.
Join us in our battle as Bobbes leads the Dwagon Templars against the evil Eggliens from planet Krak’Urk!
Game by Crownhouse Studios. Music and sound design by Chris Upton and Michael Green. Watch here
A remix project by Chris Upton doing remixes for major label and indie artists. listen here