THE RACE IS ON! It is OSCAR season, and in the spirit of this month’s theme of COMPETITION, we want to know who you think is going to win the ultimate prize for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Picture, otherwise known as “Best Score”. The nominations were announced today, and the coundown is [...]Read More →
Wake up, shower, coffee, power up, check your vitals, relisten to last night’s unfinished cue, try to get back into it, struggle, struggle some more, finally break through, smile, remember to eat something (maybe!), stretch, deal with some phone calls, write some more, “Oh my God, it’s midnight already!”, fix that thing in your template [...]Read More →
Despite the long tail effects of a sharp economic downturn here in America, 2009 seemed to be a barn-burner year for music production software. Many companies delivered on promises made at the 2009 NAMM Convention back in January by coming through with products that have advanced the composing game a few steps ahead yet again. [...]Read More →
With all this talk of collaboration, we are hoping you’ve been thinking about how you can enrich the sound and scope of your scores by utilizing the abilities of others who specialize in certain areas of the business. So with that, call us just a wee bit curious… Which scoring team collaborator do you feel [...]Read More →
Having just wrapped our 10-day feature on the “The Top 10 Most Influential Scores of the Past Decade” as voted on by the SCOREcast community, Deane and Lee take this month’s podcast to go head-to-head on why they think the list came out as it did.
Also, Lee explains his “lesser love” of the “Lord of the Rings” scores, and Deane goes all “Michael Moore” on the film music community in a rant that lasts almost 9 minutes!
If you thought the Roundtables were interesting, you won’t want to miss this “shootout” with SCOREcast’s two head honchos!Read More →
SCOREcast No. 23 Podcast Shownotes Original Air Date: October 9, 2009 Focus: Top 10 Most Influential Scores of the Past DecadeiTunes Link LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!Having just wrapped our 10-day feature on the “The Top 10 Most Influential Scores of the Past Decade” as voted on by the SCOREcast community, Deane and Lee take this [...]Read More →
#1 – GLADIATOR(Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard) There has been much heated discussion this week about whether Hans Zimmer can really be called an “influential” composer, but the proof seems to be in the pudding: Zimmer’s output from 1999 until now is impressive, and includes first class film scores for thirteen of the highest grossing [...]Read More →
#2 – AMERICAN BEAUTY(Thomas Newman) A second-generation member of Hollywood’s preeminent musical dynasty, composer Thomas Newman weighs in on our countdown with the #2 most influential score of the past decade: AMERICAN BEAUTY. AMERICAN BEAUTY score was nominated for an Academy Award, but lost to John Corigliano’s “The Red Violin”. Perhaps just what kind of [...]Read More →
#3 – THE BOURNE IDENTITY(John Powell) Film music is a highly subjective artform. What really makes something musical in relation to a film has been changing since the days of the first “talkies”, and the evolution of the medium is never standing still. Who would have ever thought that Hitch’s Psycho shower scene would require [...]Read More →
#4 – THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy(Howard Shore) Howard Shore‘s Oscar-winning, Golden Globe-nominated, and Grammy Award-winning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was just the beginning of an epic 12-hour long THE LORD OF THE RINGS saga that would push Shore into the immediate consciousness of not only [...]Read More →
#5 – THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy(Klaus Badelt/Hans Zimmer) Blaring brass, sawing strings, playful woodwinds, bombastic percussion, ghostly choirs… It’s the latest release from EastWest! Uh… or a cue from the Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney franchise THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. Okay, look. We know this one is going to start a flame war… but before [...]Read More →