Complete Guide to Film Scoring: The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 5/1/2010
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp

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Step-by-Step Guide to Film Scoring

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Preface to the Second Editionp. viii
Introductionp. x
The History of Film Musicp. 1
Early Films and Music: The Silent Moviesp. 3
The First Talkies: The Beginning of Synchronized Musicp. 13
The Studio System and The Studio Music Departmentp. 19
Musical Styles-1930 to 1950: The Golden Age of Hollywoodp. 27
Musical Styles 1950 to 1975p. 35
1975 to Todayp. 45
Film-Scoring Technologyp. 55
Productionp. 65
The Film-Making Processp. 67
The Composer's Time Framep. 79
Spottingp. 87
The Music Editorp. 93
The Music Team: Orchestrators and Music Preparationp. 109
The Recording Session and Mixp. 119
The Musicp. 127
Creating the Musicp. 129
Technical Requirements of the Scorep. 139
Syncing the Music to Picturep. 151
Televisionp. 163
Ethnic and Period Musicp. 171
Animationp. 179
Songs, Soundtracks, and Source Musicp. 189
The Business of Film Scoringp. 203
Making the Deal: Agents, Attorneys, and Contractsp. 205
Publishing and Copyrightsp. 217
Royaltiesp. 231
Demos and Marketingp. 245
Finding Workp. 255
Interviewsp. 263
Elmer Bernsteinp. 264
Terence Blanchardp. 270
Alf Clausenp. 276
Cliff Eidelmanp. 281
Danny Elfmanp. 286
Richard Gibbsp. 293
Elliot Goldenthalp. 299
Michael Gorfaine & Sam Schwartsp. 305
Harry Gregson-Williamsp. 310
Mark Ishamp. 316
Michael Kamenp. 322
Mark Mancinap. 329
David Newmanp. 333
David Raksinp. 338
Lolita Ritmanisp. 345
William Rossp. 351
Marc Shaimanp. 356
Alan Silvestrip. 366
Mark Snowp. 372
Richard Stonep. 377
Shirley Walkerp. 382
End Notesp. 388
Resourcesp. 389
About the Authorp. 393
Indexp. 394
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Very informative and interesting August 9, 2011
A great introductory guide to scoring films. Davis explains all the various film music jargon, the roles of music editors and producers (among others) and what royalties you are entitled to. Also covered is the history of film music, what techniques you use to synchronize the action, how to strike deals, the importance of personal relations, et.c. I found it to be an enlightening guide that gave me the answers I was looking for. The language is dry for the most part, but easy to read and learn from.
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