Brighter. Together.

When the team at Wray Ward asked us to work on this national TV spot for GE, we instantly knew we wanted to feature our in-house composer & vocalist Emily Sage. Once we let the client hear her voice, they were in agreement! Simple. Catchy. Fun.

Sheetz Freakz

Hausman/Hot Sakē + Tattoo Projects + Sheetz = BAM!!!

Winner of Best Video at the American Advertising Awards! One of our favorite projects of 2018 – such cool clients to work with! This shows what custom music/scoring to picture does for a project. Be sure to play it loud! (headphones even better!)

For Rudy.

Network ID’s

A compilation of Discovery’s Velocity Network ID’s. Our friends at Nathaniel Howe Studios in Beverly Hills are the some of the best we have ever worked with. When they call on us for sound, we know we are about to be involved in something very special. They certainly did not disappoint with the stunning animations for Discovery’s Velocity Network. Live car recordings, sledge hammers, dumpsters, old radios, anything we could grab to make as many original sounds as possible. So much fun!

When the Game Stands Tall

We were asked to create a poignant and moving piano piece to work with the official trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s film When The Game Stands Tall. Hot SakÄ“’s contribution to this trailer can be found at :42-1:25.

Played By Hausman Vol.2

Played By Hausman Vol.2

Volume 2 of a music video series – Played By Hausman – feat. Matt Postle for CLT CreativeMornings.

We were asked to produce a few pieces where Hot Sake lead composer Jason Hausman would perform a business or product, then compose a piece of music from the sounds. They knew this was right up Jason’s alley as it is one of the more requested things he does for film scoring and commercial music.

We suggested that we feature a new solo artist for each one. We brought in Cinematographer Ben Premeaux (HBO, Dreamville) to shoot and direct this project. The second location is Boingo Graphics.

All sounds (except Trumpet) are from Boingo Graphics.

U2 Elevation

We got to lay down this orchestral arrangement of U2’s rock hit Elevation. Performed by The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra for the Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets) NBA in-arena live performance.

The Journey

We were once again asked to score the American Advertising Awards. We wanted to build the score using sounds from the Rube Goldberg Machine that was built to represent the show theme, “The Journey”. Merging these captured elements with guitar, piano and other traditional instrumentation, we scored the show open, and built interstitials for the entire awards reel. Video by Mode.

Sea to See

We were honored to work with world renowned artist Mel Chin and his team of designers and scientist to pack the transition of 100 years of Panama Canal influenced ocean sounds into 10 minutes of sound design. Mel does a wonderful job in this video to explain the piece and the conversation he is hoping to create. We were very excited to have been asked to update the sound for a version 2.0!

Firestarter

Hot Sake was asked to compose music and create custom sound design for this hot spot for NC Education Lottery. With the idea of making the flames sound almost sentient, we started with a dose of human and animal growls all topped off with Caffeine infused guitarists, flame throwers, fire dancers (breaking fire codes) and amps cranked to 11!

Played By Hausman Vol.1

Volume 1 of a music video series – Played By Hausman – feat. Dan Hood (Groundcrew Sound, The Blue Dogs), for CLT CreativeMornings.

We were asked to produce a few pieces where Hot Sake lead composer Jason Hausman would perform a business or product, then compose a piece of music from the sounds. They knew this was right up Jason’s alley as it is one of the more requested things he does for film scoring and commercial music.

We suggested that we feature a new solo artist for each one. We brought in Cinematographer Ben Premeaux (HBO, Dreamville) to shoot and direct this project. The first location is Not Just Coffee.

All sounds (except piano, pedal steel and guitar) are from Not Just Coffee.