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Soundtracks for strange films and beautiful places

 

 

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Soundtracks for strange films and beautiful places

 

 

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Audio-visual moodmaker


Audio-visual moodmaker


My name is Tomas Vanderplaetse aka "Suntapes". I'm an audio-visual mood maker. Here's an overview of what I do: 

// Music composition //

I produce soundtracks for any kind of films & video, whether it is for a feature film, documentary, commercial or even for an 15 sec Instagram video. Finding the right musical atmosphere for each piece is what I do best. 

I have been composing & recording music for a long time. Nothing beats the pure sounds of acoustic instruments. I’m a classically trained pianist, so my main instrument is the grand piano. I love to record with microphones right next to the strings to get the purest sound. I have also brought back weird & amazing instruments from different travels. The Asian and Middle-eastern instruments used in my compositions create a unique sound. At least that what I think! I'm also using old and new analogue synthesizers for soundscapes. 

 Check out some of music on this site or on Soundcloud

// Live music & video performance //

As a classically schooled pianist I developed  my own style on the piano throughout the years. While traveling I gathered and learned to play a lot of ethnic instruments. In a live setting I combine piano sounds, synthesizers and acoustic instruments in a flexible looping set-up. Read my blog about recent performances. 

I recently started coöperating with VJ Kasper Jordaens, who develops VJ tools for live performances that aim for maximum interaction between music and images. Although a very young collaboration, a recent performance at BYOB in Ghent won the most votes from the public among about 80 other VJ projects from Belgium and the Netherlands. 

To get an impression of the live performance, check out my blog 

//  Films for places // 

Over the years I realized that my music fits perfectly with vast landscapes and exotic scenery. So I started recording my own videos during many travels to go with the music. The result is a series of films that immerses the viewer in a different place in the world. No flashy effects, just enjoying the view of one particular place.

I’m also working together with other cameramen who send me outdoor video footage. If you have good quality & stable scenery shots from any place in the world, feel free to send it over. I’ll see what I can do with it.  

// Online video production //

In a more commercial approach, I create custom-made mood videos to promote any kind of business or place. I offer my services as a one man filmmaking team. This allows for very competitive prices.

My services include:

  • On-site filming with a quality system camera
  • Custom made music & sound that fits the mood of the place
  • Editing to fit your needs

Short video’s can do wonders for the online promotion of your business. This can be on Youtube, Vimeo, Instagram, Vine... In today’s world video creation is no longer an expensive matter. Professional standards have become available in affordable devices (even smartphones if you know how to work with them right). Even series of short films can be delivered in a budget friendly way. 

If there’s a need for more specialized film equipment, I coöperate with different specialists. They bring and operate interchangeable lens video camera, lights for indoor filming, perches for sound, a travel for following movement, drones for aerial shots and so on.