Being Prepared for Outsourcing Work

Being Prepared for Outsourcing Work At certain points, for example when a project becomes just too big to be pulled off only by yourself in the time given, you will not get around outsourcing certain parts of the work to someone else. Usually things like score/part...

The Orchestral Percussion Section

The Orchestral Percussion Section The use of the orchestral percussion section has become twofold in the last couple of years. In trailer music and modern Hans Zimmer inspired scoring, very often its function has become to mimick a drum set, basically providing a...

Score Bindings in Recording Sessions

Score Bindings in Recording Sessions When you’re preparing score sheet material for a recording session by yourself, avoid ring binding. Especially plastic ring bindings create a lot of noise which multiplies especially on string sections when 7 or 8 desks turn pages...

Melodic Build-Ups

Melodic Build-Ups Building towards a climax requires also your melody to increase tension which is not only possible by “going higher and higher”. When analyzing melodic structures that build towards a climax, usually several characteristics of the melody push it...

Creative Work vs. “Office Duties”

Creative Work vs. Office Duties You need to plan in quite some time into your work schedule for communication and organization. Don’t believe that you can compose/produce music without interruption during your “scoring weeks”. It might not seem like much on first...

Make No Excuses

Make No Excuses Make no excuses. Acting professional involves sometimes swallowing bad working conditions. Nobody cares whether you just couldn’t get the five mins score done in one day or whether your cat has been sick or if your computer crashed every three clicks...