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02 February 2017

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Establishing a Theme in a Feature Film

There is an excellent video on the Sideways YouTube channel called “How Pixar Uses Music to Make You Cry”. In […]

22 March 2016

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How to Plan The Scoring Process

Photography by: Jeshu John A student composer recently asked me for advice on workflow. Here is the response I gave […]

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 […]

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 […]

08 April 2013

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Why John Williams Prefers Not To Read Scripts

There’s a great interview with John Williams from all the way back in 1978. He was already insanely successful, having […]

08 October 2012

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Brand New Video Showreel Now Online

I just completed a video highlights showreel with an original composition. The video is a two-minute montage of short clips […]

23 July 2012

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What James Horner’s Score to Braveheart Teaches Us

My newest and currently favorite article for ComposerFocus.com has been published online: What James Horner’s Score to Braveheart Teaches Us […]

25 June 2012

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A Film Composer’s Advice On Breaking Into the Industry

I am often asked by young film composers and students of film music some variation of this question: “How can […]

04 April 2012

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Tip from The Hunger Games Score: Forward Momentum

While listening to James Newton Howard’s score to Hunger Games, my ear caught a short section in the track Katniss […]

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