Sending Out More Than One Cue

Sending Out More Than One Cue If you’re working on a film score or a project that involves writing more than one cue, it might generally be a good idea to send out small batches of several cues to get feedback rather than sending out each cue one by one. If you...

Vague Client Feedback

Vague Client Feedback One of the most annoying things when scoring a film is getting inconclusive and vague feedback from your client. If you are not sure why your customer doesn’t like a particular cue even after he/she has given feedback on it, keep asking...

Musicians’ Feedback

Musicians’ Feedback No book or course on orchestration can actually replace the invaluable lesson you can learn by talking to and/or observing musicians who are playing your music. Whenever you have the chance to work with musicians, try to find time to have a...

Feedback Time Clause

Feedback Time Clause One thing that can sabotage even the most comfortable time buffer on a project is a client who takes forever to give feedback on drafts/demos. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon as directors/producers usually have a lot on their plate during post...

Creative Disagreement

Creative Disagreement Working for somebody doesn’t mean that you have to agree with him/her all the time. Don’t be afraid of arguments when discussing about the path a project should go musically. Many directors/producers I met prefer a composer who has a strong own...