A couple of weeks ago I had the honor and privilege of working with two-time Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale composing music for his new web series (and health food movement) entitled AthleticFoodie. Aside from being an Olympic swimmer, Garrett is passionate about cooking and teaching others to cook and eat healthily. He's focused his passion on producing a new web series that gives tips, hints, and helpful instruction to those who want healthy eating to be easy, fun, and tasty.
I composed music for the pilot episode and a general branding video that they will use to seek out sponsorship. I'm hoping somebody picks it up. Aside from the opportunity to perhaps write more music for him, it's truly a great idea and I'd love to hear more of his tips. (I can't wait to try kamut!)
Having Garrett in my studio the last couple of weeks has been a real honor for me. Remember the Beijing Olympics where the USA won the 4X100 freestyle relay by a fingernail at the last possible hundredth-of-a-second? It was probably the highlight of the entire 2008 Olympics. Garrett swam the second leg of that race! I remember watching that live.
That's Garrett on the left next to Michael Phelps after winning the gold in 2008!
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Garrett and I have talked about doing an upcoming episode of Film Score Focus together where we talk about great Olympic film scores! That's going to be a blast. In the meantime, I'll look forward to the prospect of working with him again.