In this series, I’ve invited you to learn with me from some of the masters of television scoring. In case you haven’t been following along, so far we’ve listened to over two hours of Jerry Goldsmith giving one of his final interviews with John Burlingame, and an hour of Sandy Courage talking about all things Star Trek — two giants responsible for some of the film industry’s most respected and memorable music.
Now, I want to shift our focus from the 60′s to the 70′s and 80′s. This interview is priceless, and if you are looking to learn from someone who has done more television than anyone else on the planet, look no further than the great Mike Post.
LA Law, The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Hill Street Blues, Magnum PI, Hunter, Quantum Leap, Doogie Howser MD, NYPD Blue, Law and Order… I mean, you tell me another guy who has had the success of Mike Post.
This is a 6-part oral history of Post’s career. Do yourself a favor: Take two hours today or tonight and write down everything you can from this interview. This should really be a film music school class all by itself. Pay particular attention to Parts 3 and 4 of this interview to *really* hear how scoring for TV works on the professional level.