Posts made in October, 2011


The way a movie is released heavily influences not only its production but also the film music. There needs to be a clear understanding of what the primary release of the movie is going to be as there are still quite different ways of perceiving a movie depending on whether you watch it in a big cinema, in a dark enclosed space with dozens of other people, at home on your television while cooking dinner or in front of your computer...

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The so-called spotting session is the meeting between director and composer where both watch the movie together. Usually, this is a great chance to find a concept and ideas for the film music in a mutual way and to avoid any misunderstandings in the actual working process. You as the director should take the lead in this. Also, often the composer gets to see the fine cut of the movie for the first time in this situation so it is also...

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Having a basic idea of what your movie needs musically is a very important thing when you enter the dialogue with the composer. There is that common misconception between directors that composers are happy when you just let them do their thing without giving much directions. However rather the opposite is the case. In such situations your composer gets thrown into cold water. Many movies offer the possibility to approach them...

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