How can we use a piece of music to kick off a screenplay?
I just made it through to the second round of a screenwriting competition. In 3 hours I will get an email with a randomly selected genre, subject and character. I have 3 days to write 8 pages, a bit tougher than than writing a blog. The first round was spy/privacy/undercover cop and I knocked this one up. 12 pages in 7 days, I had a ball.
So in 3 hours time I begin 3 days of guilty pleasure. …
Even to an Aussie living in Singapore, this has been one of the most entertaining elections in a long time. Unfortunately, the Ultimate Battle for the Leader of the World has become a sordid affair and many of us would agree that the prospects are pretty depressing.
Luckily I am a composer. Through various tricks and self-delusions I can usually write my way in or out of any mood.
I’m a professional composer. Every morning I go to work and write music all day long.
I don’t take a single day for granted.
Advertising pays most of the bills, often writing music for useless stuff which I would never think of buying (nor would my clients for that matter). I hate shopping, I don’t really like owning stuff, even musical instruments.
I love my job. In a single day I may have to jump from a string trio to Indo EDM to lederhosen accordion music to “music made from (insert any product)”. Sometimes they are 3 minutes, often 30…