Scott Freiman is a composer, arranger, producer, and sound editor, as well as the owner of Second Act Studio, a state-of-the-art music and video studio for composition, recording, and production. Mr. Freiman has composed original music and sound design for many award-winning films and has had his music performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a producer, Mr. Freiman has overseen recordings for a variety of artists -- from soloists to bands, and from young children to octogenarians.
Mr. Freiman is a versatile composer whose original classical and film music was performed at a sold-out Carnegie Hall concert, "Composed by Scott Freiman" that featured a 20-piece orchestra and a children's choir. Mr. Freiman composed the original score for IVORY (Cleveland International Film Festival), a feature film directed by Andrew W. Chan starring Martin Landau and Peter Stomare, and the award-winning EXIT. Mr. Freiman's other film scores include UNDONE, BODIES (Ojai Film Festival -- Best Narrative Short, Best Student Film), FOREIGN POLICY, (Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival), GRANDMOTHER'S CIRCLE, MIDNIGHT MADNESS, and DANCING IN THE STREET (Ojai Film Festival). He conducted a live ensemble at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater performing two of his short film scores, RUNNING ON AIR and MEDIA MIXER: DANCE ANIMATION live with picture.
Mr. Freiman contributed music to the Discovery Channel series Life. Mr. Freiman also mixed the music for the eleven part series, as well as Sir David Attenborough's Flying Monsters 3D. Mr. Freiman was sound editor and mixer for the award-winning documentaries BUDRUS (Dubai Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca) and ENCOUNTER POINT (Tribeca Film Festival). He also sound edited and mixed the Webby-nominated, ten-episode Web series PUPPY LOVE from producer Amy Harris (Sex and the City). Mr. Freiman has also provided sound editing, design, and mixing for several other films, including IVORY, UNDONE, THE GOOD MOTHER OF ABANGOH and a short film for the Clinton Foundation.
In early 2003, Mr. Freiman founded Second Act Studio. Designed by renowned studio architect, John Storyk, Second Act Studio is a high-tech music and video studio for music recording and production. Second Act has been featured in EQ magazine, as well as Pro Sound News and has been host to numerous artists, including Grammy-winning bassist John Patitucci, Grammy-nominated guitarist Jay Azzolina, and the esteemed Tokyo String Quartet.
Mr. Freiman is the creator of Deconstructing The Beatles, a series of unique multimedia lectures on the songwriting and production techniques of the Beatles. Mr. Freiman has presented his lectures to sold-out audiences at theaters nationwide and has spoken about the Beatles at colleges, universities, and corporations, such as Pixar, Google, and Facebook. In the Fall of 2012, Mr. Freiman taught a semester course on "The Beatles In The Studio" at Yale University.
Mr. Freiman is the co-founder and CEO of Qwire Holdings, a technology company creating software to integrate the work of everyone involved with music for picture. The company's software has been used to streamline music tracking and rights management for television shows, such as PARENTHOOD, HOUSE, and WHITE COLLAR.
A strong advocate for music education for children, Mr. Freiman has taught composing and music technology to children and adults at the Jacob Burns Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville, NY. He is an instructor for MacProVideo.com, providing online video training in professional software and is on the Advisory Board of RIME (Renovation In Music Education).
Mr. Freiman holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Music from Yale University and a Masters of Music Composition from New York University. He co-founded Credit Management Solutions, Inc. (CMSI), a leading financial software company where Mr. Freiman served as CEO. Mr. Freiman, a Finalist for Ernst & Young's Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year, helped lead CMSI's successful public offering and orchestrated the sale of CMSI to the First American Corporation. After fifteen years of running a public company, he embarked on a new career as a composer and studio owner.
Mr. Freiman is married to the writer and social entrepreneur Allison Fine, author of the award-winning book, Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age. He has three children, Max (17), Zack (15), and Jack (12). Mr. Freiman is a member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists.
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