OLIVER SCHNEE — COMPOSER

November 08, 2017

OLIVER SCHNEE — COMPOSER

Oliver is wearing Dhruv Crewneck Tee in Black
WRITTEN BY LINDA HOSMER

 

“There’s no sense in putting your name on something if you’re not going to give it your all.”

Meet Oliver Schnee, a film and television composer. He is our first #upriser which means he is pushing through the layers of his industry to secure his place in it, to shape it with confidence, to lead it with ease.And Oliver’s already collecting a long list of projects in his back pocket. In 2012 he scored a powerful film for Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, and just recently wrapped another feature with Zemeckis. Oliver’s also scored a film about the Galápagos Islands for National Geographic, as well as some videos with James Franco, and the list goes on.

Before Oliver delves into a full day of composing, he wants to make sure he feels comfortable and put together - but most importantly, he just wants to feel like he’s being true to himself. That’s why he’s been into the feel, fit and understated familiarity of the pieces from Third Uprising. He really likes the idea of a minimalist brand with a message, supporting the creators and innovators out there hustling to carve out their very own place in the world just like he is.

 

Oliver is wearing Kazu Longsleeve in Mayfly

Oliver’s approach to dressing follows the same line of thinking he applies to his writing in the studio - “less is more."

He likes taking the time to peel back the complicated parts to expose the beautiful bare bones of the genre at play.

Even now, Oliver is able to look back at his first few projects and hear exactly how he’s grown – witnessing the beauty of progression firsthand, a progression that is quite literally recorded. “I was raised earlier on to know the difference between just getting famous and getting better,” says Oliver. It’s a lesson he was born into thanks to his father’s effort to help him compose his character before his career. Oliver’s father is multi award-winning recording engineer, mixer and producer Bill Schnee, a legend in the music industry. And even though Oliver chose the other side of the glass as a composer, he’s grateful that his father opened the door for him while teaching him the value of knowing how to actually stay in the room and be part of the creative conversation.

Oliver’s advice to fellow #uprisers is simple: Be open to collaboration and criticism. “It’s that thin line between being inspired and intimidated,” says Oliver, and he insists not to let failure cripple you. Just keep pushing, keep learning, all the while adjusting your definition of success - “If you can make a living doing something creative like music, I think you’re already doing well.”

It’s about rising above it. It’s about being an #upriser.

 




Sizing Chart

WOMEN'S SIZE CHART

(INCHES)
S
M L XL
CHEST 18
19 20 21
BODY LENGTH 24.75 25.50 26.25 27


MEN'S SIZE CHART

(INCHES)
S
M L XL
CHEST 18.75
20.25 21.75 23.25
BODY LENGTH 28.50 9 9.50 10

 

MEASURING GUIDE

A Chest
Measure around the fullest part of the front part of chest. 

B Body Length 
Measure from the neck seam to the bottom of the T-shirt.