‘Jim Engine & Electro Volt’

Score & Sound Redesign

Original Animation – Alan Kerr

Musical Composition – Craig Hawthorne 

Sound Design – Liam Scott


The music for this piece was inspired by retro 50s Roswell Sci-Fi films. Craig uses a theremin, which is very typical of this style, in order to depict this theme. The rest of the score is built up using large orchestral instruments. Each of these orchestral elements is used to express the movements and emotive expression of the on-screen characters. Craig achieves this by assigning each of the character’s involvements with a separate musical key, ultimately helping to distinguish the tone of the scene. E minor represents the evil actions of the villain, D minor is played during the fight scenes to act as a mutual key for both characters, and G major represented the protagonist.