Cinefemmes and the UNLV department of film hosts Lucas Vidal and Steve Dzialowski - the composers and music producers of "Fast & Furious 6." They will discuss their careers as creators of music for film and provide advice as to how break into the industry. Audience members are encouraged to prepare questions for the guests.
Lucas Vidal is a Spanish composer who became the youngest Berklee College of Music student ever to compose and record the score to a feature film with a full orchestra and is best known for scores such as "Fast & Furious 6."
Lucas Vidal was born and grew up in Madrid. His father is also a musician and his grandfather was one of the founders of the record company Hispavox. He began studying piano and flute at age four. When he was 16 years old he went to Berklee College of Music for a summer term to play saxophone and was introduced to the film scoring department and Vidal decided that he wanted to pursue a career as a film composer. He met his business partner, Steve Dzialowski, and decided to create a company, Music and Motion Productions, while attending Berklee. Vidal made history when he became the youngest Berklee College of Music student ever to compose and record the score to a feature film with a full orchestra. Hundreds of recording sessions and dozens of movie scores, commercial music jobs, video game soundtracks and ballet scores later, Vidal is getting his biggest-ever assignments. After studying with a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, he received his bachelor's degree with Summa Cum Laude and moved to New York City, where he studied at Juilliard and worked on some TV movies for NBC Universal and european projects. Then he decided to move to Los Angeles
Vidal’s career was kicked into high gear in 2011 when he was nominated for Breakout Composer of the Year by the International Film Music Critics Association for the film “Sleep Tight” (“Mientras Duermes”). In 2012 he composed the musical score for "Fast & Furious 6." Other recent projects include "The Raven" with John Cusack and "The Cold Light of Day" starring Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver, resulting in a nomination for "Discovery of the Year" at the World Soundtrack Awards.