Jablonsky at the premiere of Ender's Game (2013).
|Born||October 9, 1970|
|Genres||Film score, video game score, Epic music, post-rock, alternative rock, electronic, classical|
|Occupation(s)||Film composer, video game composer|
|Instruments||Piano, guitar, percussion|
|Associated acts||Remote Control Productions, Hans Zimmer, Trevor Rabin, Harry Gregson-Williams, Trevor Morris, Linkin Park, Explosions in the Sky, Imagine Dragons|
Steve Jablonsky (born October 9, 1970) is an American composer for film, television and video game, best known for his musical scores in the Transformers film series. Some of his frequent collaboration partners include film director Michael Bay and Peter Berg and composer Hans Zimmer.
Jablonsky went to University of California, Berkeley for college. He studied computer science at the beginning, but switched to music composition a year later. After graduation, he became an intern at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions. During that time, Jablonsky met Harry Gregson-Williams, a fellow composer of Zimmer, and started working as his assistant. Later he became more engaged with Zimmer and started composing for renowned works like Desperate Housewives and the Transformers film series.
Jablonsky has composed the soundtracks to the films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Steamboy (2004), The Island (2005), Transformers (2007), D-War (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Battleship (2012), Ender's Game (2013) (replacing renowned film composer James Horner), and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). He was also a contributor on Team America: World Police (2004) among many others. In addition, he helped compose some of the music to the video game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and composed the theme music for BBC's Seven Wonders of the Industrial World in 2003. He also has written music for the television show Desperate Housewives (2004 - 2012) since the fourth episode. His track "Trailblazing" served as the opening theme for WrestleMania X8 and WrestleMania XIX, as well at the soundtrack to the TNA Hall of Fame induction of Sting.
Jablonsky also wrote the music for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, taking the place of the former Command & Conquer music composer Frank Klepacki, who was unable to write the game's score due to his involvement with Universe at War: Earth Assault.
Jablonsky has worked for Harry Gregson-Williams at Media Ventures, the music production company which was conceived and founded by Jay Rifkin and Hans Zimmer, for seven years. His most recent projects include the scores for the South Korean film D-War, Gears of War 3 for the Xbox 360 gaming console, and music for The Sims 3.
Currently, Jablonsky is employed at Zimmer's studio, Remote Control Productions, having been mentored by the companies members Zimmer and Nick Glennie-Smith, as well as former members Harry Gregson-Williams and Klaus Badelt.
In February 2015, Jablonsky was hired to compose the score for the film The Last Witch Hunter. He is also set to compose the soundtrack for the upcoming 2016 Peter Berg film Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell.
|Year||Film||Director||Additional Music||Studio / Developer||Notes|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Michael Bay||Touchstone Pictures||Additional music only
Score composed by Hans Zimmer
|2002||Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron||Kelly Asbury
||DreamWorks Pictures||Additional music only|
|2003||Tears of the Sun||Antoine Fuqua||
||Columbia Pictures||Additional music only
Score composed by Hans Zimmer
|2003||Bad Boys II||Michael Bay||Columbia Pictures||Additional score only
Score composed by Trevor Rabin
|2003||The Texas Chainsaw Massacre||Marcus Nispel||N/A||New Line Cinema||N/A|
|2004||Steamboy||Katsuhiro Otomo||N/A||Sony Pictures Entertainment||N/A|
|2004||Team America: World Police||Trey Parker||
||Paramount Pictures||Additional music only (Uncredited)|
|2005||The Amityville Horror||Andrew Douglas||
|2005||The Island||Michael Bay||Warner Bros. Pictures||N/A|
|2006||The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning||Jonathan Liebesman||Jay Flood||New Line Cinema||N/A|
|2007||D-War||Shim Hyung-rae||Jay Flood||Showbox||N/A|
|2007||The Hitcher||Dave Meyers||
||Rogue Pictures||Incidental music by Holeg Spies|
|2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||Michael Bay||Paramount Pictures
|Featuring Linkin Park|
|2009||Friday the 13th||Marcus Nispel||
||New Line Cinema
|2010||A Nightmare on Elm Street||Samuel Bayer||Jay Flood||New Line Cinema||N/A|
|2011||Your Highness||David Gordon Green||N/A||Universal Pictures||N/A|
|2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Michael Bay||
|2012||Battleship||Peter Berg||Jacob Shea||Universal Pictures||N/A|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Ruben Fleischer||N/A||Warner Bros. Pictures||N/A|
|2013||Pain & Gain||Michael Bay||Clay Duncan||Paramount Pictures||N/A|
|2013||Ender's Game||Gavin Hood||Jacob Shea||Summit Entertainment||N/A|
|2013||Lone Survivor||Peter Berg||
||Universal Pictures||Composed with Explosions in the Sky|
|2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Michael Bay||Paramount Pictures||N/A|
|2015||The Last Witch Hunter||Breck Eisner||Gary Dworetsky||Lionsgate Entertainment||N/A|
|2016||Keanu||Peter Atencio||N/A||Warner Bros. Pictures||Composed with Nathan Whitehead|
|2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||Dave Green||Gary Dworetsty David Fleming
Jay Flood Corey Jackson
|2016||Deepwater Horizon||Peter Berg||N/A||Summit Entertainment||N/A|
|2016||Patriots' Day||Peter Berg||N/A||Lionsgate||N/A|
|2017||Transformers: The Last Knight||Michael Bay||N/A||Paramount Pictures||N/A|
|2002||AFP - American Fighter Pilot|
|2002||Live From Baghdad||CNN|
|2002||National Geographic Explorer||National Geographic Channel||Episode: Lost Subs: Disaster at Sea|
|2003||Seven Wonders Of The Industrial World||BBC||7 episodes|
|2003||Threat Matrix||ABC||3 episodes|
|2004—2012||Desperate Housewives||ABC||157 episodes|
|2006||Him And Us|
|2009||WWII in HD||History||Only composed "Trailblazing"|
|2011||Vietnam in HD||History||Only composed "Trailblazing"|
|2014||The Last Ship||TNT||Season 1|
|2001||Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty||E3 Best Original Score||Additional music only
Music composed by Harry Gregson-Williams and Norihiko Hibino
|2007||Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars||Composed with Trevor Morris|
|Transformers: The Game|
|2008||Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath||Composed with Trevor Morris
|Gears of War 2|
|2009||The Sims 3|
|Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen|
|2010||Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands||Promo music on bonus DVD|
|2011||Gears of War 3|
|2013||Gears of War: Judgment|
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- "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michael Bay's 'Transformers' Composer Steve Jablonsky Talks Making Music For Movies, TV, Video Games And More!". Mstarz. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
- Newman, Melinda (2014-06-26). "Composer Steve Jablonsky on Transformers: Age of Extinction: This was the craziest film of all". Hitfix.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
- "Steve Jablonsky to Score ‘The Last Witch Hunter’.". filmmusicreporter.com. February 12, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
- "Steve Jablonsky". Hans-Zimmer.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25.