Mission Accomplished: Film
Composer James Dooley Scores Much-Anticipated "Socom 3: US Navy SEALs"
Composer also marches to the tune
of animated penguins
(Hollywood,CA): Composer James
Michael Dooley provides the score to the much-anticipated holiday videogame for
PS2, "Socom 3: US Navy SEALs." The game provides Realistic SEAL gameplay and
mission designs through association with Naval Special Warfare Command. The
score was recorded with a 70 piece orchestra in London at the world-renowed Air
Lyndhurst Hall at George Martin’s Air Studios. The new game in the Socom series
will support up to 32 players at a time as they battle terrorism to complete
Another mission involving Dooley’s
original music involves penguins. The composer recently completed the score for
the DreamWorks’ animated short, "A Christmas Caper" starring the penguins from
the hit film "Madagascar." This short will air before the feature "Wallace and
Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" for which he provides additional music.
Both animated films hit theaters worldwide this fall. Dooley previously teamed
with Hans Zimmer on the hit film, "Madagascar." In addition, James Michel Dooley
has partnered with CDBABY.com to donate the proceeds from sales of "The Mars
Underground" soundtrack to the Red Cross as part of the national disaster relief
effort. "The Mars Underground" is a landmark documentary about renowned
aerospace scientist and visionary, Dr. Robert Zubrin quest for Mars exploration.
The New York native moved to Los
Angeles and joined Media Ventures in 1999 and collaborated with award-winning
composer Hans Zimmer both as his Chief Technical Engineer and as a composer.
Dooley applied his technical skills on films ranging from comedies such as Barry
Levinson’s "An Everlasting Piece" and Penny Marshall’s "Riding in Cars With
Boys" to blockbusters such as Ridley Scott’s "Gladiator," John Woo’s "Mission:
Impossible 2", and Michael Bay’s "Pearl Harbor." Dooley unique musical voice has
complemented the numerous films to which he has participated as an additional
composer, arranger and orchestrator for Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt’s feature
films including "Batman Begins" as well as Ridley Scott’s "Hannibal," "Black
Hawk Down," and "Matchstick Men.".
For the small screen, Dooley has
scored several TV documentaries for ESPN ("Citation", "Greatest Games", "Richard
Flowers"), National Geographic ("Ascent", "Dean Kamen"), and The History Channel
("The Louisiana Purchase"). He scored the award-winning short film "Untitled:
003 Embryo," and the award-winning Western, "Agua Dulce." He has provided scores
for other shorts including "Area 52" for the Sci-fi channel, Kevin Susman’s
"Papal Cab" and the Sundance Film Festival selection, "Bit Players."
James Michael Dooley is a graduate
of New York University where he majored in Music Composition. After graduation,
he moved to Los Angeles to study film composition with such composers as
Christopher Young, Elmer Bernstein and Leonard Rosenman.