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From Score to Screen - Sonny Kompanek

From Score to Screen

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780825673085
Number Of Pages: 192

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Well-known composer Sonny Kompanek teaches this new film scoring process at prestigious New York University and now he shares his secrets within the pages of From Score to Screen. With this book, you'll gain practical knowledge that you can put into action immediately.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
About the Authorp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xv
The Castp. 1
The Composerp. 2
The Orchestratorp. 4
The Conductorp. 7
The Musiciansp. 7
The Directorp. 8
The Music Editorp. 10
The Mixerp. 11
The Contractorp. 13
The Music Copyistp. 14
The Studio Executivesp. 16
Getting Startedp. 19
Meeting People in the Businessp. 21
Success Storiesp. 22
Networking on the Netp. 23
Promotional Demosp. 23
What To Do With Your Demop. 25
Agentsp. 26
Compositionp. 29
Trust Your Instinctsp. 29
Listen to the Silencep. 30
Themesp. 30
Harmonic Languagep. 31
Writer's Blockp. 32
Musical Baggagep. 33
How Much to Writep. 33
Less is Betterp. 35
Sequencer Short-Comingsp. 36
To Click or Not to Clickp. 37
Orchestratorsp. 38
"Mr. Mockup"p. 39
From Midi to Live Orchestrap. 43
The Midi Orchestrap. 44
Choosing Your Midi Orchestrap. 44
Why Midi Files Look So Strangep. 46
Quantizingp. 46
Import Filteringp. 47
Tapping-in Beatsp. 47
Too Many Tracks?p. 48
Standard Midi File Formatp. 49
Midi Can Do the "Impossible"p. 50
What Midi Cannot Dop. 52
Orchestrationp. 57
Colorp. 58
Picking the Bandp. 59
Using Your Sequencer at the Sessionp. 60
Unusual Instrumentsp. 61
Slurs and String Bowingsp. 61
Clefs and Transposing Instrumentsp. 62
Printed Scoresp. 63
Modulationsp. 64
Tempo Changesp. 64
Synth Pitfallsp. 64
Big Sound, Small Bandp. 65
Conductingp. 67
Know the Filmp. 69
Communicating With the Directorp. 69
Planning the Recording Orderp. 70
About Batonsp. 70
Prepare the Orchestra Before Playingp. 71
Headsetsp. 71
Prepare the Percussionp. 72
Player Listsp. 72
Mistakes Along the Wayp. 72
A Problem in the Boothp. 73
Fix Itp. 75
It Doesn't Workp. 76
Changes at the Recording Sessionp. 77
The Music Sounds Too Bigp. 77
Thinning the Orchestrap. 78
The Music Sounds Too Smallp. 78
Quickly Fixing Wrong Notesp. 80
Correcting Balance By Overdubbingp. 81
Dialogp. 82
Use Rhythm Section for Quick Changesp. 84
Fixing Difficult Ensemble Rhythmsp. 84
Fixing Sync Points With the Filmp. 85
Fixes After the Sessionp. 85
Contemporary Techniques as Coloristic Effectsp. 86
Fixing the Filmp. 87
Recordingp. 89
Choosing the Right Mixerp. 90
Where to Recordp. 92
The Studio Assistantsp. 92
Recording Order of Cuesp. 93
Percussionp. 93
Overdubbingp. 94
Vocals and Solo Instrumentsp. 94
Synth Pre-recordsp. 95
Score and Partsp. 97
Basicsp. 98
Printing the Scorep. 100
Chord Symbolsp. 102
Transposed vs. Concert Scoresp. 102
Meter and Key Signaturesp. 103
Accidentalsp. 103
Proofing Partsp. 104
PDF Scoresp. 104
Copies of Scores for the Sessionp. 104
Percussion Partsp. 105
Bowings and Slursp. 106
Changing Instrumentsp. 107
Harpp. 107
Practicep. 109
Film Schoolsp. 109
Animationp. 110
Friends in the Businessp. 110
Features With No Musicp. 110
Smpte Timecodep. 111
Digitizing Videop. 111
Making Your Own Digital Videop. 111
Editing Pre-Existing Feature Films for Scoringp. 112
Studyp. 115
Recording Session as a Learning Experiencep. 115
Things to Test at a Recording Sessionp. 116
What To Do If You Have No Access to Big Sessionsp. 117
Studying Film Scoresp. 119
Tension and Motionp. 120
Other Elementsp. 121
Analyze an Entire Film Scorep. 121
Film Scoring Study Programsp. 122
Businessp. 123
What to Chargep. 124
Clientsp. 125
Package Dealsp. 125
Contractsp. 126
The Musician's Unionp. 128
Creditsp. 128
Final Notesp. 129
Ask Questions in Advancep. 129
Assume Nothingp. 129
Do Not Cut Cornersp. 130
Be Concise and Focusedp. 130
Have Opinionsp. 130
Take Your Timep. 130
Be Calm and Courteousp. 131
Be Prepared for Rejectionp. 131
Keep Movingp. 131
It's All Goodp. 132
Resourcesp. 133
Film / Music Schoolsp. 133
Professional Societies and Organizationsp. 142
Suggested Scores to Studyp. 145
Suggested Readingp. 147
Web Sitesp. 149
Glossaryp. 151
Indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9780825673085
ISBN-10: 0825673089
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Music Sales Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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