Film Premiere Nights

Film Premiere Nights Premiere nights are not everybody’s cup of tea. It’s usually a loud, crowded night with lots of meaningless small talk. However, as a composer you should try to be present on such occasions. Even though, the film composer is one of the key members...

(Over)Stretching Your Comfort Zone

(Over)Stretching Your Comfort Zone Be sure BEFORE you sign for a project whether you can deliver or not. It is probably the worst nightmare and questioning your professionalism if you cancel the work on a project in the middle because you realize that you cannot...

Starting a Career as Film or Game Composer

Starting a Career as Film or Game Composer There is no standard way to find an entrance into the film/game scoring world. The essential thing to understand is that it is a highly individual way for everybody and just because it worked for one person doesn’t mean it...

Negotiating Payment Structure

Negotiating Payment Structure On projects that take quite a long time (like several months), you should make sure to negotiate payments in installments. Even though the prospect of being paid quite a lot of money after the project is exciting, it doesn’t help to pay...

Number of Revisions Limits

Number of Revisions Limits One of the most important things to do when negotiating a deal, especially on the “smaller” projects, is to limit the amount of revisions. A deal that at first seems really good can really become a nightmare when the client requests revision...