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...

Musical Hits on Cuts

Musical Hits on Cuts Try to avoid placing hit points or musical accents/downbeats on cuts except for moments where it is meant to be like that (e.g. trailers/spoofs). In general, you should rather try to disguise cuts with your music rather than making them even more...

Fix filmic shortcomings with music

Fix filmic shortcomings with music One quite big part of scoring for films that is very rarely mentioned in books is to compensate for shortcomings in the film making. This happens especially at the beginning of a career where you work on amateur or semi pro...

Musical Drones

Musical Drones While they are musically not spectacular at all, drones are very effective in film scoring. A drone is usually a long sustaining note or set of notes, usually in the lower register that keeps ringing without any or much musical variation through a...