17 Oct
50 Chicago International Film Festival 2014 Sizzle Reel Scored by Golfo Media - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

For the second consecutive year, Chicago Music composer, Federico Dantoni, was selected to write the music for the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. He was responsible for the previous year's music as well. chicago web design company Golfo Media and Federico Dantoni are pleased to donate their time and talents to the arts, as well as to the Chicago community in order to make the event one that will be remembered by many.

Due to the success of the 49th annual event and the success of this year’s TV and film promo for the festival, it was unanimously decided to approach this year's score differently. This year, the score was made first, and then the trailer was customized to fit the score. The team had just 10 days to pull it all together with zero available material and a race against time. As anyone in production knows, this is a common occurrence. In the mean-time, a decision needed to be made.

Federico Dantoni and his team made some quick, vital decisions regarding the festival during a productive meeting that took place at the downtown offices of the Chicago International Film Festival. The team involved during the decision making process included: the president of the festival, Mr. Michael Kutza; video editor, Peter McGann; corporate sponsorship manager, Jesse Charbonier and chicago web design company, Golfo Media’s very own Federico Dantoni.

Technical difficulties created a setback, but nevertheless the meeting was successful. The team was initially in disagreement on the type of music to use for the festival. There was some confusion as to whether the music should be club music or orchestra. In the end, the team agreed on high energy music without the loss of the even't traditional cinematic feel.

Federico granted the group’s request for high energy dance music utilizing the sound of orchestra, but playing the music through the use of samplers. This method allowed him to provide the traditional orchestra feel with the high energy club beat in the background. What initially sounded like a crazy concept turned out to be a wonderful piece of orchestrated music, blended masterfully together by video editor, Peter McGann and then sent back for mixing to L.A Producer Juan Manzur.

The effect was crowd pleasing and made a night that anyone in attendance will never forget. The video’s commercial and trailer were both showed on a giant LED screen during an opening event at the beautiful Chicago Godfrey Hotel Terrance. All of the festival’s sponsors were present, along with Colin Farrel, to enjoy a beautiful epic night and a lovely view of the city of Chicago on October 9, 2014.

23 Sep
Golfo Media Scores the Music for the 50 Chicago International Film Festival 2014 Promo - 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

The Chicago International Film Festival is launching and debuting, an Outlet Promo Campaign for the first time in the history of the film festival. The campaign’s program entitled, First Look, is set to showcase the film festival’s new trailer for its 50th special anniversary.

Music for the 50th anniversary trailer has been composed by the talented Chicago music composer Federico Dantoni Chicago of the Golfo Media chicago web design company along with Los Angeles Music Producer Juan Manzur.

The program will be released in 1,5000 theaters with approximately 4.5 million predicted viewers. Audiences for the new trailer will have the opportunity to view a sneak preview of the 50th annual event of the Chicago International Film Festival featuring original music by the renowned Federico Dantoni Chicago music composer of Golfo Media chicago web design.

Federico Dantoni is a well-established and accomplished music composer, and the founder of Golfo Media chicago web design. His music can be heard in many commercials, CD productions, television shows, documentaries, and of course, films.

Viewers unable to see this special program as it debuts in theaters will have an opportunity to view the First Look sneak preview on a gigantic LED screen displayed at the legendary Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The trailer is expected to feature between 6pm and 10pm. It is predicted to reach well-over 1 million viewers.

The Chicago International Film Festival and Media Outlet Company MCM Media Networks are responsible for the production of First Look. The film festival’s relationship with MCM was established thanks to the networking of corporate sponsorship manager, Jesse Charbonier.

Sponsors for the historical 50th annual event include Allstate, Bloomberg, Golfo Media chicago web development, JCDecaux, and Wintrust Bank. 

Stay tuned to see the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Sizzle Track!