Composing for the screen

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States, p.xvi, 211 pages : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst01200344, (OCoLC)fst01895615, (OCoLC)fst01895802, Compositeurs de musique de film, Entretiens., fast, Film composers, Film composers., Film, Musique de, Interviews., Jeux vidéo, Musique de, Motion picture music, Orientation professionnelle., Television composers, Television composers., Television music, Télévision, Musique de, Video game composers, Video game composers., Video game music, Vocational guidance.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Getting started -- Productive networking : cultivating strong and healthy professional relationships / Trinity Velez-Justo -- The day-to-day life of a new composer : dreams, reality, and training / a Q&A with Green Sea -- A look back at an early career start : making the most of every opportunity, then and now / a Q&A with Sean Beeson -- Workflow - and why it matters to composers : understanding where you fit in the big picture / Ian Anderson, Tim Fritz, and Scott Hallgren -- How to work with the picture editor : the relationship and process of editing / a Q&A with Tracy Nichole Cring -- Sticking it out -- You can work from anywhere : doing indie game music work - from Chicago / a Q&A with Megan Carnes -- Your first major project : finishing your first feature and beyond / a Q&A with Carlos Garcia -- Self promotion for composers : a PR professional tells you how to put your best YOU forward / Thomas Mikusz -- The business of music (for picture) : educating yourself about the value of your work / a Q&A with Anna Kelberg-Kim, Msq -- Finding your happy place : telling musical stories through any medium / a Q&A with Claire Batchler -- Finding success -- A director's perspective : why we love original music so much / a Q&A with Rick Page -- The value of mentorships and partnerships : a busy TV composer talks about her journey / a Q&A with Rebecca Kneubuhl -- Why to join a performance rights organization : an important move for sustaining your career / Erin Collins -- Other roles for the modern composer : advertising work, engineering, and insights on success / a Q&A with Jake Fader -- Everyone should be heard : additional composing and the composer diversity collective / a Q&A with Sandro Morales Santoro -- Getting ahead -- Finding you own way : from theme parks to theaters / a Q&A with Rob Pottorf -- A career in game music : an industry veteran becomes a leader / a Q&A with Will Roget -- What does a music editor do? : the music editor as composer as music editor / a Q&A with Shie Rozow -- The reality of reality TV : the challenges and rewards at the top / a Q&A with Mark T. Williams -- What an agent is looking for : beating the composer Catch-22 / a Q&A with Ari Wise -- Starting again -- Other roles on the sound track : ways a composer can sonically expand in the industry / a Q&A with Duncan Watt -- Teaching - a powerful way to branch out : success in multiple arenas helps students and you / a Q&A with Hummie Mann -- Stages (of a career) : success can be many things over time / Mark Watters -- Education, revolution, and the meaning of a modern musical formation : how music tradiitons, educational reality, and the internet are colliding / Mark Nowakowski -- Moving into producint and directing : how a composer in Iran makes this work / a Q&A with H.R. Nikoofar"This book is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working composers for film and television, and video games, exploring the business side of composing, addressing the lack of understanding about career development and business responsibilities as they relate to composers. Over 30 industry professionals, composers, directors, educators and business agents at all levels dispel myths about the industry and provide practical advice on topics such as how to break into the field; how to develop, nurture, and navigate business relationships; and how to do creative work under pressure. Readers will also learn about the entrepreneurial expectations in relation to marketing, strategies for contending with the emotional highs and lows of composing, and money management whilst pursuing a career in composing. Written for undergraduates and graduates studying composing, sound production, and filmmaking, as well as aspiring composers for film, TV, and games, this book provides readers with a wealth of first-hand information that will help them create their own opportunities and pursue a career in film and television"--