Emmy Award-winning composer Richard Bellis hangs out with SCOREcast for an in-depth look at the state of the film music business.Read More →
I don’t know John, and he doesn’t know me. Which is good… I don’t want him to.Read More →
There are 12 tones, and only so much you can do. Right, James Horner?Read More →
“Motivation” is a strange thing. Be careful how you answer this one: We are certainly aware of the risk involved in even putting this question out there—we are inviting a deluge of the token “writing music is who I am” comments. Honestly, though, if you lost everyone and everything in your life tomorrow, we’d bet money that the least important “treasure” would be all of the shows you’ve worked on.
With that in perspective…. What is your greatest motivator?Read More →
Part 2 of Deane’s provoking series on “lazy writing”.Read More →
I am attending a film festival this week in LA to promote a film that I recently scored called “In the Eyes of a Killer” with my director Louis Mandylor. I have met a grip of great people at this fest and have seen many great films, all by talented filmmakers that at one time [...]Read More →
Most of the time when talking about the topic of “diversification” as film composers, we are referring to the skills necessary to write for a variety of different mediums, genres, or projects. I’d like to talk about diversifying in a different light – being a diverse collaborator. Diverse collaboration to me means that in this [...]Read More →
Why is music used here? and What is its function?
Before diving headlong into an analytical frenzy surrounding the functions of film music, I want to begin by establishing a frame of reference by which the very existence of film music centers. In doing that one must not immediately look at specific moments in film that are supported by music but rather moments which are not.Read More →
Deane just wrote an interesting article about procrastination that I think is a valuable lesson for anybody working under pressure deadline situations. I also agree that procrastination is erroneously looked upon as a negative thing nearly all the time. Even under the most common definitions I’m not too terribly guilty of procrastination or “wasting time.” [...]Read More →