People - Scoring for Film and Multimedia

Tim Starnes

Tim Starnes recently assisted Howard Shore as a music editor for Hugo (Paramount, 2011), A Dangerous Method (2011) and Twilight: Eclipse (Summit, 2010).  He also assisted Alexandre Desplat on the recording of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (Warner, 2011) and edited the music for Barry Levinson’s The Bay (2011).  He also supervised the music production on the Indian features, Dekh Indian Circus (2011), Aarakshan (Prakash Jha, 2011), Raajneeti (Prakash Jha, 2010), and the Korean feature, Poongsan (2011). He also edited the music for Marcelo Zarvos on the feature films The Beaver (Summit, 2011), Remember Me (Summit, 2010), and Sin Nombre (Focus, 2008).  In addition, he worked on Der Grosse Kater (2010), The Informant! (2009), Taking Woodstock (2009), Sin Nombre (Focus, 2009), Soul Men (Dimension, 2008), Doubt (2008), and Chelsea On The Rocks (DeerJen, 2008).  He also worked as a music editor on DeNiro's The Good Shepherd (Universal, 2006), Bob Shaye's The Last Mimzy (New Line, 2007), Martin Scorcese's The Departed (Warner, 2006) and The Aviator (Miramax, 2004), and on Peter Jackson’s King Kong (Universal, 2005) and The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (New Line, 2002,3) feature films and DVDs.

Starnes orchestrated and arranged Baroque period music for Lasse Hallstrom’s Casanova (Touchstone, 2005).  In 2004, Starnes made his theatrical composing debut in Clara's Christmas Dreams, a musical theatre adaptation of The Nutcracker, which performed in New York City through the end of 2004.  For composer Stephen Endelman, he orchestrated and arranged And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself (HBO Films, 2003), Blue Butterfly (Galafilm, 2003), and De-Lovely (MGM, 2004).

Starnes currently teaches Film Music Editing, a graduate class at New York University, where he co-leads the annual Buddy Baker/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop. In 2003, he received a master's degree in Music Technology with Tonmeister certification from NYU.

Before obtaining his master's degree, Starnes worked as a music recording engineer for 9 years and for 12 years as a director of video post-production for CBS and ABC affiliates and post-production houses, winning 3 national Telly awards.  He continues to engineer music recordings and edit video productions today.