If there’s one person viewers can thank for the awe-inspiring music scoring in modern media, it's Tomas Videla. The Argentinian-born and raised composer is familiar with playing the guitar and piano, his primary instrument, because he spent years learning how to. He also attended the Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA), where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and graduated at the top of his class.
He conducted sessions at the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios, Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers Studios, Hollywood Scoring, and the Chicago Recording Company, among other projects.
Tomas also made arrangements for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica De La Policía Federal De Buenos Aires, and the opera Ópera Martin Fierro, to name a few.
As a skilled pianist, he performed in musicals like Aida, The Count Of Montecristo, and Yo No Soy Amy. He is currently working with award-winning composer H. Scott Salinas.
Photographer: Luis Zavaleta
Viewers can catch Tomas’s musical scores on several shows, from animated to live-action, that show his prowess as a composer.
One of the projects that viewers can expect Tomas to work on is the CGI version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. All three seasons of the show are streaming on Netflix and the soundtrack for seasons 1 and 2 are currently available on all streaming platforms.
In the show, which is part of a relevant deal between Mattel and Netflix, Tomas worked alongside Mike Kramer. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, according to Tomas, is a significant project for him because of the music he composed.
“This show was a huge thing for me. The music was extremely complex, with themes and colors for the different characters and styles. Mike Kramer is good at this, so I had to step up my game and get to his level of writing and production. I got to score a lot of scenes where you had to seamlessly go through the different themes while maintaining a cohesive musical structure,” he said.
Photographer: Luis Zavaleta
While working with Mike, Tomas wrote music for Dreamwork’s animated show Rhyme Time Town, Disney+ LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales, and Netflix’s A Tale Dark and Grimm.
Yet Tomas’s work extends from animated shows. He’ll also work on the HBO Documentary Series The Invisible Plot. It marks the first time Tomas will work full-time alongside H. Scott Salinas.
“We sat down together and wrote themes and scored the series. For me, it was an interesting shift. Ever since I got to Los Angeles, I worked on animation, which musically speaking is a completely different monster than documentaries,” the composer said.
Eventually, Tomas adjusted and learned how to score a documentary while making it sound interesting despite all the various themes.
The soundtrack is now available on all streaming platforms.
Tomas honed his skills in music composition, with the influence of some people he worked with, to create vibrant and compelling pieces that make every day shows worth watching. He brings an added flair that brings modern media to the next level.