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28 September 2015

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The Only “Right” Method Is The One That Works For You

photo by PaweĊ‚ Kadysz I’ve been experimenting with MIDI software and DAWs since the mid-1990s. I can still remember my […]

31 August 2015

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Seven Major Moments

photo by Niklas Morberg An interesting rule-of-thumb I read about in an interview with a composer was to try to […]

05 August 2015

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The Three Fundamental Principles of Film Scoring

Photo by Jeremy Brooks Writing original music for film can be a complex and nuanced endeavor, with hundreds of different […]

06 July 2015

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Use Opposites to Stay Interesting

Photo by Dean Hochman. I’ve written about this in the past, but the topic is so central to creating compelling […]

04 June 2015

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Film Scoring 101: Version Numbers

A simple tip I picked up back at Remote Control was the importance of labelling your files with good version […]

14 May 2015

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“Getting the Score – Pacing in American Beauty”

Master composer and teacher Alain Mayrand has written a great post about his study of Thomas Newman’s score to American […]

06 April 2015

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Compose Postcards, Not Novels

Photo by Nick Kenrick A problem young composers often have with their work is that they try to say too […]

24 March 2015

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Irish film “Battle” from director Megan K. Fox

Last month I scored the lovely short film “Battle”. The film was shot in Dublin and directed by Megan K. […]

20 March 2015

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Two Films Screening at Asians On Film Festival

At this year’s Asians on Film Festival in Los Angeles I will have two films screening on the same night! […]

12 February 2015

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Use the Copying Technique to Study Composition

If you have ever spent some time in an art museum, you may have noticed an art student with a […]

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