Everyone dreams of making it in show business. But GoJet Crew Scheduler Dylan Smith is well on his way to doing just that.
A musician since the age of 8, Dylan started out playing drums, and later learned to play bass and keyboards. Like young many musicians, he dreamed of playing in a rock band. “I guess that’s every musician’s dream at some point,” he admits, “but I did play in a progressive rock band for a time, so I can say that I achieved that goal!”
Dylan eventually left the band when be became bored with writing short, individual songs. “I wanted to write these long, narrative story arcs through music, but it just didn’t work for my band at the time,” he recalls. This desire to tell longer stories through music eventually led Dylan to begin composing film scores, where he could write music to enhance the narrative taking place on the screen.
Dylan’s ultimate career goal is to compose music for television and film full-time. Recently, Dylan collaborated with Los Angeles-based writer and director Braden Barton on his film Unconditional. Barton recruited Dylan, as well as Dylan’s friend and fellow composer Alex Whalen, to help complete the film score for a film he was working on, a drama called Unconditional. “We were asked to write thematic material and apply it to an orchestral ensemble,” Dylan explained. “Our contributions were added to the original compositions, and we were all very happy with the resulting score.” Preliminary screenings of Unconditional have generated positive feedback, and the film has received favorable reviews in the Los Angeles press.
Dylan is currently working on other film projects, while also composing music for Telepictures Productions, a television subsidiary of Warner Bros. So far, Telepictures Productions has featured Dylan’s work during episodes of Crime Watch and Teen Titans Go!. Dylan is currently exploring the possibility of working on an upcoming Scooby Doo project.