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James Horner's TED Talk on composing film scores

At TED2005, James Horner gave a talk on composing film scores — an unusual art form where one artist works in service of another’s vision. Horner died on June 22, 2015, and while TED has never been able to share his full 15-minute talk because it contains film clips that require rights clearance , we wanted to share this portion of it.  Related articles Dw. Dunphy On...The Doomed Land Of Krull No Beret Required: The Music of Meaning A last-minute inauguration-celebrity shopping guide for Team Trump 14 New Year's Resolutions Movie Studios Need To Make In 2017

How I Make Music for Films & Videos

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Opera America Grant Dreams versus Composer Realities

Yesterday I had an opportunity to speak with a representative from Opera America about the grant I recently applied for but did not receive. The grant was for a new opera I would like to put together called Alicia and the White Rabbit . Primarily a children's opera, the opera focuses on a young girl who must make a decision between moving in with a parent that she is never met, or going to the nefarious children's home full of gloom and sadness. The opera has a distinct Latin American music sound and is inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland stories. Although the story does not follow Alice's crazy exploration into a psychedelic dreamland, there are distinct aspects the parallel the original tale. While the opera grant proposal was not accepted, I did receive some encouraging words to help me if I choose to reapply to the Opera America grant. We discussed ways I could improve the grant application . Some of the the suggestions were fairly obvious ones th

Sci Fi Test Animation Final Cut X and Moviestorm Machinima Sabrina Young

Testing out using Final Cut X and Moviestorm to work on cinematography, color grading , color correction and animation in this short scene from the short film Murder zone that I am working on right now. In Final Cut I added in focus, titles, color correction, and color grading to enhance the original Moviestorm images. Also working on the monolog animation. This is a test, the newer version has cut scenes to the "accident' in the monolog. All music from my original royalty free soundtrack collection Download Tracks for $10 (royalty free) @dalatindiva Related articles Sweet short film about a couple is actually a hearing test in disguise Civil War short 'My Brother's Keeper' touts bleeding-edge VR cinematography at Sundance Google's 'Pearl' Is First 360-Deg

A Simple Method for Writing Words to Music (Your Lyrics May Sound Wordy ...

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Top 10 Unforgettable John Williams Scores

Top 10 Unforgettable John Williams Score The composer is known for composing some of the most incredible and unbelievable pieces of music ever to accompany movies on the big screen , but which is his best? WatchMojo Presents the Top 10 Greatest Film Scores to be made by John Williams. But what will take the top spot? The sinister Jaws , Jurassic Park 's sweeping powerful symphony, or the iconic music of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope ? Watch to find out! Related articles The next Star Wars film will be titled 'The Last Jedi' The new Star Wars episode title means more than you think Star Wars Miniatures Sets in 1988 When Will We See the First Footage from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'? Episode VIII title 'The Last Jedi' sends 'Star Wars' fans wild Star Wars Episode VIII Will Be Titled 'the Last Jedi' and People Are Apprehensive About the Implications The Paradox of Humanising Star Wars' Stormtroopers Star Wars: Episode V