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Twenty years of music, sound and media experience. 
Young’s experience runs the gamut of composition/music production, video production/editing, audio engineering, sound production, special fx makeup, orchestral and choral writing, music technology lectures and public speaking, visual fx, movie trailer production, humanities education, animation, film music, foley, and more.
Versatile, experienced, professional, and easy to work with, Young is an excellent addition to any project. Located in Buffalo, New York, Young has been involved in local productions as well as dozens of international projects for clients. 
Sabrina Peña Young's "epic" soundtracks cover all film genres, from science fiction to animation to drama and horror. Young is always looking for new and exciting film/media projects, whether studio, independent, corporate, or for the web. 

PROFESSIONAL. RELIABLE. CREATIVE.

You can count on Sabrina Peña Young to come through for your film, video, or multimedia project.  


  • CUSTOM SOUNDTRACKS
  • MOVIE TRAILERS
  • VIRAL VIDEOS
  • MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS
  • TRAILER MUSIC
  • SOUND EFFECTS
  • EXTENSIVE MUSIC LIBRARY
  • SOUND DESIGN
  • SOUND EDITING
  • VIDEO EDITING
  • ANIMATION
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • WRITING AND CONTENT CREATION

CONTACT ME TODAY ABOUT YOUR NEXT PROJECT:
spenayoung@gmail.com

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A HISTORY OF FILM AND MUSIC


Young has been exploring film and video art for 15 years. She worked under Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Lyman at Atlantic Productions, working as a production assistant for Inside Out and other projects and assisting at the Chinsegut Conference of the Moving Image. While taking film/media classes at the University of South Florida, Young studied under Lyman and controversial visual artist Hassan Elahi, best known for his work on media and its social implications. As part of the cutting edge artist group SYCOM, Young combined her love of electoacoustic music with performance art and media to create a variety of intriguing projects including Flower in the Sidewalk, an interdisciplinary event showcasing urban artists and musicians and participating in the annual BONK! Festival and Tampa's Contemporary Music Festival.


Young continued to delve into film/media and music despite economic and personal setbacks, writing the score for emerging New York filmmaker Kalup Linzy's All My Churen using only freeware music software and creating intriguing sci-fi inspired video art like World Order #2  for Turkey's Cinema for Peace

In 2003 Young decided to combine her pursuits in Music and Media by studying Music Technology at Florida International University, taking an extra year to study film/media with video artist Jacek Kolasinski. While studying film/media, she had the opportunity to showcase works like
Portrait of Urban Life and Psychosis I: Dissociation at venues like Art Basil Miami and Art Miami, as well as other local South Florida galleries and events. Young also had an opportunity to act as audiovisual assistant to legendary composer Pauline Oliveros at the Deep Listening Gallery in New York, participating with the visual work Inner Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche' for the annual Women and Identity Festival and collaborating with artists Lisa Barton and Sadie Brathwaite for the interdisciplinary work Tewaizations. Young used her graphic design and film experience for a variety of organizations, including the International Computer Music Conference's Composer Jukebox and the controversial multimedia performance art work World Order #4 for the FIU New Music Ensemble.


Young continues to explore media and music, recently writing the score for the award-winning short Monica by comic strip artist Rob Cabrera, collaborating with international video artists for the Vox Novus 60x60 Project, and creating her first narrative feature Libertaria: The Virtual Opera. PROGRAMMING A MEDIA WORK



If you are interested in programming these video and/or tape pieces for concerts, festivals, or other venue, please e-mail me at spenayoung@gmail.com. Add the venue and work title in the subject heading. 



Libertaria: The Virtual Opera
A young teen rebel escapes from a genetics factory and pairs up with her addict father in this exciting machinima opera premiering in 2013. With a talented cast from all over the US, a compelling cinematic score, and stunning visuals, Libertaria breaks ground as the first musical created for machinima and one of a few animated operas in the world.




SELECT FILMOGRAPHY

Spiritus (In Progress)
Alicia and the White Rabbit (In Progress)
The Murder Zone
Freak of Nature: 10 Years Later
Life Line
Bug Love
Libertaria: The Virtual Opera
Singularity
Virelaan
Monica
Americana
Lullaby
Origins
ENIGMA
Innermost Thoughts of the Distorted Psyche
World Order #5
Metamorph
Dollmare
Timeman
US vs Them
World Order #2
Portrait of Urban Life
Creation Electronica
Valley of the Shadow
REQUIEM
Psychosis I: Dissociation
World Order #4
The War





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