Typecasting Composers

Typecasting Composers Typecasting happens quite quickly and is a very annoying situation for most composers or practically any creative person. Once you have a notable success in a genre or in a job, probably most follow-up jobs will be more or less of the same kind...

Expanding Your Comfort Zone

Expanding Your Comfort Zone Deliberately move out of your comfort zone from time to time. Even if you feel highly uncomfortable writing music in a different style or for a different line up than what you’re used to, it is a great exercise and will sharpen your skills....

Doubling Strong Emotions with Music

Doubling Strong Emotions with Music Strong emotions that are portrayed visually in the movie (e.g. someone crying desperately) feel rather awkward when they get doubled by the music. You are usually better off scoring such moments rather sparsely or possibly even...

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...