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Music Editing for Film and Television by Steven Saltzman

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Chapter 7

Working with a Composer

 

 

7.1 SCORING

Composing, or “scoring,” for film is a unique, challenging, rewarding, and sometimes frustrating task. If you are working as a music editor or serious about working in the field you need to know about the craft of film scoring; in this book I assume you are aware of (or able to familiarize yourself with) how composers work, whether through first-hand experience or study.

There are a handful of excellent books written about the film composer’s techniques, processes, and workflows, and I draw on some of these in this chapter—specifically On the Track by Fred Karlin and Rayburn Wright (second edition 2004, Routledge), From Score to Screen by Sonny Kompanek (2004, Schirmer Trade Books) and the Complete ...

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