We have a two-part podcast interview with composer Christopher Willis. We talk with Chris about his score to the movie “The Personal History of David Copperfield” and its fresh take on familiar musical ideas, and break down Chris’s music preparation process on a film from orchestration to copying.
Tristan Noon’s e-book Notes to Notes: The Ultimate Guide to Business in Film & TV Music is a comprehensive and approachable guide to the music business, conveyed from the perspective of real-world experience.
David Newman’s score to the 1996 Danny DeVito movie Matilda, with its energy, whimsy, and sweetness, is a favorite among film score enthusiasts. Learn what it took to prepare the music for a recent premiere with live orchestra.
Composer and orchestrator Jeremy Borum shares his tips and tricks about sheet music preparation that may help streamline your process to achieve the fastest and most accurate way to get from raw MIDI to a printed score, regardless of what DAW or notation software you use.
Composer, orchestrator, and copyist Tristan Noon’s new e-book, From DAW to Score, is now available. We have an exclusive excerpt from the book on our blog — and a special discount code as well.
Grab a cool drink and your favorite e-reader, and head to the beach with a roundup of some of the most popular blog posts from the past six months.
We have an exclusive interview with the composer whose song was nominated for an Oscar, only to be withdrawn by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over allegations of inside baseball.
Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon talks to the blog about his film scoring process, technique, aesthetic, and use of Sibelius in his new score to the film profiling the legendary Morgenthau family.
I recently caught up with “Oblivion” composer Joseph Trapanese and veteran music preparer Booker White to learn more about what went into making the score to this blockbuster Tom Cruise film.
Film composer Ryan Leach has posted on his blog a list of the software he uses in his studio for his work on commercial films, TV and video game projects. He’s been involved for some time with Remote Control Productions, Hans Zimmer’s music production shop, and was assistant on movies including The Dark Knight and The […]