Artistically Ambitous Film Scoring

Artistically Ambitous Film Scoring While ambitous film scoring is definitely something that can be very attractive and thought provoking, especially young composers tend to push this a little too far in their search to reinvent the wheel. The essential difference...

Practice Working With Limitations

Practice Working With Limitations As a learning orchestrator and composer you should practice a lot to work with limitations, especially if you want to eventually work with real musicians. While it is great to know how to write for a huge orchestra with all...

Working Around Songs and Source Music

Working Around Songs and Source Music Many movies nowadays don’t only contain score music but also songs that are usually not written by the score composer but licensed. Also, the places where they are used in the movie are usually already fixed before the composer...

Stylistic Diversity in One Film

Stylistic Diversity in One Film Even though the genre of film music allows a pretty wide variety of stylistics close to each other without feeling weird there are definitely limits to how far you can stretch the musical diversity in one film. This also includes to not...