No two composers share the exact same formula or workflow when it comes to scoring to visual media. I'm always adjusting my workflow to meet the needs of each individual project I'm on, it's just necessary in order to keep growing as a composer and as a professional. Although I'm always trying to do something a little different, there are a few questions I ask myself that, for the most part, stay pretty consistent from project to project.
We love profound quotes, especially from people we admire. They inspire us; they give us a small piece of the speaker's personality; and sometimes they can teach us things about ourselves. I've seen a few great quotes from composers that have stuck with me for one reason or another, so I thought I'd compile a few for my blog.
If you were born after 1955 and have used the Internet at all, you've probably at least heard of the organized anarchy that is Reddit. If you haven't, it's sort of like a global social media/forum/cesspool of anonymous users (called "redditors") who post, comment, discuss and educate on just about anything you can think of. Seriously, think of anything, I bet it's on Reddit. All jokes aside, it's actually a great community and an excellent source for staying on top of various topics, and here are a few subreddits to help you with your film scoring!
Matt Head is an Atlanta based composer and producer whose career in film scoring has seen incredible success over the last few years. His composition credits include numerous scores for movies, documentaries, and even commercials. Working with The Horne Brother's production company, Matthew served as the Music Supervisor and Composer for their films Kissing Bandit and The Start of Dreams. Matthew has also worked with Dapa Entertainment composing the music for their documentary I am a Dream Chaser.
Matt and I originally connected on Twitter and I was immediately impressed with the quality of Matt's music and his growing success in a city I only really knew for it's music. Matt's story is truly inspiring.
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