Chris Julian (musician)

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Chris Julian
Chris Julian.jpg
Chris Julian with Emmy Award.
Background information
Birth nameChris Julian Irwin
Born (1957-11-12) November 12, 1957 (age 61)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OriginWestfield, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresFilm Sound, Film Editing, R&B, Funk, Soul, Rock & Roll, Swing, Jazz, Hip Hop, and others
Occupation(s)Sound Supervisor and Editor, Picture Editor, Musician, Conductor, Producer, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Arranger, Composer, Foley Artist
InstrumentsVoice, Trombone, Timpani, Guitar, Bass, Strings, Horns, Keyboards, Electronic
Years active1979 – present
LabelsImagine Post, Chris Julian Productions, SeismicFX, Calliope, BANG
Associated actsDavid Bowie, Chaka Khan, De La Soul, Deee-Lite, Don Was, Queen Latifah, Jimmy Webb, Art Garfunkel, Afrika Bambaataa, Vanessa Williams, David Crosby
Websiteimaginepost.com

Chris Julian Irwin (born November 12, 1957), known professionally as Chris Julian, is an American musician. Julian has been awarded 23 Gold Records, and his collaborations have been nominated for four Grammy Awards.[1] Julian won an Emmy in 2006 for his work on the TV film Flight 93.[2] Other films Julian has worked on have won or been nominated for a variety of awards and official selections.

Musical career[edit]

Julian is classically trained in voice, trombone, and timpani. He is a session player and arranger on guitar, bass, strings, horns, and keyboards, and, as a producer, arranges, records, and programs samples and drum loops. Julian toured as a lead singer for six years around the United States with his rock band.[3]

Calliope Productions[edit]

In 1984, Julian, with partners Fortunato Procopio[4] and Joe Teig, founded Calliope Productions, a New York City based production company. The studio became the center for the East Coast hip hop movement known as the "Native Tongues." Julian collaborated with hip hop artists such as De La Soul, Biz Markie, Naughty by Nature, Deee-lite, Tribe Called Quest, 3rd Bass, and P.M. Dawn, "forging a new African American roots awareness, and a progressive, brainy, 'hippy' sensibility within the hip hop community." As producer, composer, engineer, writer, and instrumentalist, Julian's work spanned several genres as he collaborated with celebrities Don Was, Manny Marroquin, Jimmy Webb, Art Garfunkel, Chaka Khan, David Bowie, Isaac Hayes, Vanessa Williams, and David Crosby. Calliope closed its doors in 1994.[3][5]

BANG Music[edit]

During these same years in Manhattan, Julian was the co-owner and co-founder of BANG Music, a youth oriented commercial music production company. BANG, still operating today, continues with their original brash moniker, "We’re the commercial music company that doesn’t do commercial music." At BANG, Julian and his colleagues wrote and produced commercials for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mercedes Benz, Anheuser-Busch, Ford, Burger King, The American Cancer Society, Procter & Gamble, Sony, and other national sponsors.[3]

Grammy Award nominations[edit]

Julian's collaborations in the record industry have merited his clients 4 Grammy Nominations:[1]

  1. Queen Latifah - Best Rap Performance, “All Hail the Queen" from the album, All Hail the Queen
  2. Queen Latifah - Best Rap Performance, “Nature of a Sista" from the album, Nature Of A Sista
  3. De La Soul - Best Rap Performance, “Me, Myself, & I” from the album, 3 Feet High & Rising
  4. Penelope Spheeris - Best Music Video, “That’s It” from album, Lifers Group World Tour Rahway Prison

Film career[edit]

Emmy Award[edit]

Julian won an Emmy "For Outstanding Sound Editing For A Mini-Series, Movie, or Special" in 2006 for his work on the A&E TV film, Flight 93.[2]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Music industry[edit]

Date Artist Album/Single Award (Gold/Platinum Record)
1989 De La Soul 3 ft. High and Rising Gold
1989 De La Soul Me, Myself & I Gold
1990 Deee-Lite Groove is in the Heart Gold
1990 Deee-Lite World Clique Gold
1990 3rd Bass The Cactus Album Gold
1990 Partners in Kryme Turtle Power Gold
1990 Biz Markie The Biz Never Sleeps Gold
1990 Biz Markie Just a Friend Gold
1990 Biz Markie Just a Friend Platinum
1991 De La Soul De La Soul is Dead Gold
1991 3rd Bass Pop Goes the Weasel Gold
1991 3rd Bass Derelicts of Dialect Gold
1991 P.M. Dawn Set Adrift on Memory Bliss Gold
1991 P.M. Dawn Of the Heart, Of the Soul & Of the Cross Gold
1991 Naughty by Nature Naughty by Nature (Album) Gold
1991 Naughty by Nature Naughty by Nature (Greatest Hits) Gold
1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gold
1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Platinum
1992 Black Sheep A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Gold
1992 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory Gold
1992 Naughty by Nature Naughty by Nature (Album) Platinum
1992 Naughty by Nature Naughty by Nature (Greatest Hits) Platinum
1993 P.M. Dawn The Bliss Album Gold
1996 A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels, Parts of Rhythm Gold
1999 Gang Starr Full Clip Gold
2000 De La Soul 3 ft. High and Rising Platinum
2009 Digable Planets Reachin' (Album) Gold
2009 Digable Planets Reachin' (Single) Gold

Film industry[edit]

Date Title Venue Award Category/Type Win/Nomination/Official Selection
2001 Judy's Time American Cinema Editors Eddie Nomination
2001 Judy's Time Heartland Film Festival Jimmy Stewart Crystal Heart Memorial Award Win
2002 Judy's Time International Documentary Association IDA Award for Best Documentary Win
2005 Faith Of My Fathers Emmy Award Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie Nomination
2005 Faith Of My Fathers American Society of Cinematographers Cinematography - Movie of Week/Mini-Series/Pilot Nomination
2005 Ellie Parker Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nomination
2005 Faith Of My Fathers Emmy Award Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Nomination
2005 Faith Of My Fathers Emmy Award Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie Nomination
2005 Faith Of My Fathers Emmy Award Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie Nomination
2005 Ellie Parker Seattle International Film Festival Audience Award Best Narrative Feature Win
2005 Ellie Parker Seattle International Film Festival New American Cinema Special Jury Prize Win
2006 Flight 93 Emmy Award Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie Nomination
2006 Flight 93 Emmy Award Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie Nomination
2006 Flight 93 Emmy Award Outstanding Made for Television Movie Nomination
2006 Flight 93 Emmy Award Writing for a Mini-series, Movie, or Dramatic Special Nomination
2006 Flight 93 Emmy Award Sound Mixing for a Mini-series or a Movie Nomination
2006 Flight 93 Emmy Award Directing for Mini-series, Movie, or Dramatic Special Nomination
2006 Flight 93 Cinema Audio Society Sound Mixing for TV Movies and Mini-Series Win
2006 Sasquatch Dumpling Slamdance Film Festival Audience Award Best Narrative Feature Win
2006 Flight 93 Emmy Award: Chris Julian Sound Editing for a Mini-series, Movie, or Special Win
2007 Flight 93 Directors Guild of America USA DGA Award Nomination
2007 Flight 93 PGA Golden Laurel Award Television Producer of Year Award in Longform Nomination
2007 Flight 93 Writers Guild of America WGA Award (TV) Win
2007 Humble Pie Bend Film Festival Best Screenplay Jury Prize Win
2007 Humble Pie Bend Film Festival Best Of Show Award Win
2007 Humble Pie Bend Film Festival Best Actor Jury Prize Win
2008 Donut Shop Hero Show Off Your Shorts Best Short Comedy Nomination
2008 Donut Shop Hero Tiburon International Film Festival Best Feature: Best Comedy Golden Reel Award Win
2008 Donut Shop Hero The Indie Fest Award Of Merit Win
2008 Donut Shop Hero Tiburon International Film Festival Best Feature: Best Film Golden Reel Award Win
2009 Bitch Slap Toronto International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2009 Outrage Best Unsung International Film Festival Action Films From All Over The World Official Selection
2009 Hard Breakers Maverick Movie Awards Best Actress Nomination
2009 Hard Breakers Maverick Movie Awards Best Sound Design/Editing Nomination
2009 Donut Shop Hero Las Vegas International Film Festival Silver Ace Award Win
2009 Melancholy Baby Accolade Competition Official Selection Win
2009 Melancholy Baby USA Film Festival/Shorts Film & Video Competition Win
2009 Outrage Action on Film International Film Festival Best Science Fiction Film Win
2010 Outrage Amelia Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 This Is Nowhere South By Southwest Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Cannes International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Cucaloris Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Stockholm International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Oslo International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Helsinki International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Torino Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Athens International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Dallas International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Estepona Horror Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Bitch Slap Fangoria Trinity of Terrors n/a Official Selection
2010 Coyote County Loser Big Bear International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Coyote County Loser Fallbrook Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Coyote County Loser 540 Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2010 Coyote County Loser Breckenridge Festival of Film Best Comedy Win
2011 Out of Nowhere South by Southwest Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Out of Nowhere Indianapolis International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Out of Nowhere Los Angeles International Short Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Out of Nowhere Abu Dhabi International Short Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Out of Nowhere Cinequest International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Out of Nowhere New York Rooftop Film Series n/a Official Selection
2011 Out of Nowhere Seattle International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Paper In My Pockets 24/7 Burbank International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Patient Zero Los Angeles Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Patient Zero Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner n/a Official Selection
2011 Reality Clock USC First Frame Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Away From The Ranch Long Island International Film Expo & Ivy Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Patient Zero Newport Beach International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Away From The Ranch Newport Beach International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 Out of Nowhere St. Louis International Film Festival n/a Official Selection
2011 From The Midst of Pain Wales International Film Festival Best U.S. Documentary Win
2011 Reality Clock Los Angeles 3D Movie Festival Award for Outstanding Student Achievement Win
2011 Reality Clock Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Sloan Science & Film Award Win
2011 From The Midst of Pain Mojave Film Festival Best Documentary Win

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Flight 93". IMDb.bom. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  3. ^ a b c "Chris Julian". Chris Julian. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  4. ^ "Director of Photography". Fortunato Procopio. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  5. ^ "Calliope". Frank151. 2010-06-29. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-05-13.

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