Greg PakAboutComicsBooksFilmsStoreNewsletter Twitter RSS
Princess Who Saved Herself | Kingsway West | Totally Awesome Hulk | Code Monkey Save World | Please consider donating to writer Bill Mantlo's ongoing care!

Super Power Blues

David Libby talks score — an interview with the composer for the “Planet Hulk Trailer”

Pakbuzz Q&A is proud to present an exclusive, in-depth interview with David Libby, the composer of the scores for the Greg Pak films “Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples,” “Super Power Blues,” and “Planet Hulk Trailer.”
[UPDATE: Libby has launched BroadwayDemo.com, a demo and website production service for musical theater actors — click here to visit the site.]
Greg Pak: We’ve worked together on three different short film projects now, but I’m realizing I have no idea how you work your magic — I email you video and tell you some of my ideas for the score and you email me back links to gorgeous music. Walk us through the process a bit. First, the technicalities — what kind of equipment and computer system do you use? Is all the music generated through synthesizers and computers or do you do any live performances? And how do you keep the neighbors from calling the cops with noise complaints?
David Libby:
I have very cool neighbors, no doubt! I’m always playing piano and my wife is a singer, and we’ve never had a complaint. Actually, we’ve even gotten requests to play louder because they like it! The only down side to this is that I can never move.
Once I get the video file you email me, I import it into music production software called Sonar. I have a Kurzweil PC88 keyboard which is connected to my computer, but I don’t use the keyboard for sounds. I only use it to trigger sounds that are generated on my computer by a software sampler called Gigastudio, which produces the most realistic sounds currently on the market. So, when I play my keyboard it triggers sounds that are generated on my computer by Gigastudio, and those sounds are recorded on my computer by Sonar. I also use Reason and Acid type loops for sound generation, and Sibelius for music notation when I want to write something out.

read more »

2006.05.06 – “Super Power Blues” at the VC FilmFest in Los Angeles

“Super Power Blues,” a short film written and directed by Greg Pak, has its Los Angeles premiere at the VC FilmFest on May 6, 2006. The film screens in the “Secret Identity Crisis” shorts program at 10 pm in the DGA Theater 2. For more information and to buy tickets, visit the VC FilmFest website.

“Super Power Blues” at the Chicago Asian American Showcase

Greg Pak’s short film “Super Power Blues” screens in the “Grass Is Always Greener” short film program at the 2006 Chicago Asian American Showcase. The show is 5:15 pm on April 1. Click here for more information.

“Super Power Blues” at the SFIAAFF

“Super Power Blues,” a short film written and directed by Greg Pak, screens in the “Punchcards and Preoccupations” shorts program at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
7:15 pm
Sunday, March 19
Kabuki 8 Theaters
San Francisco, CA
The program screens again on March 25 in San Jose.
Click here for more information.

“Super Power Blues” at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose

Greg Pak’s short film “Super Power Blues” screens on March 3 and 4 in front of the feature film “Chalk” at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. For more information, visit the official festival website.

Super Power Blues

Home > FILMS > Super Power Blues

Super Power Blues


A short film written and directed by Greg Pak, produced by Karin Chien

 
2005, 6 minutes 40 seconds, color. The story of a superheroine who has to save the world day after day — when all she really wants to do is sleep with her boyfriend.

 
Starring Sakura Sugihara and Brian Nishii
Cinematography by Toshiro Yamaguchi
Music by David Libby
Special Effects by Robert Morris
Production design by Shane P. Klein
Costumes by Kitty Boots
© 1999-2015 Pak Man Productions. All rights reserved.