Film music is awesome. I've been a huge fan of soundtracks ever since I was young, and I know that many, many other guys and girls out there share this dream of composing great music for amazing motion pictures.
But let's face it: while we want to start our careers on top with the big, lucrative projects, the reality is that beginners usually start at the messy bottom where the composer wears a million hats and money is scarce and so is the experience and artistry of your collaborators. Naturally it is more fun to talk about how life goes at the top of the film composing foodchain (Hi John Williams!), and there are many resources that go into the details of scoring films at a high-level, and these resources are important, because we want to dream big and go big places. But we don't start at the end of the dream, so what are the things that beginning film composers need to know about navigating the messy stages prior to that point?
This course is intended to especially help composers problem-solve and succeed in that messy early season.