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Archive for: 12/2010

Berkelee Shares

Berklee College of Music has put together a great website dedicated to (free) music education resources called Berkelee Shares. [Websites]

VSL Demos With MIDI Tutorials

Great resource for seeing the inner workings of detailed MIDI mockups of the works of the great composers. [Articles]

The Independent Recording Network

Great resource for music recording, mixing, business, etc. [Websites]

Incredibly useful Interactive Frequency Chart

Details major instrument and vocal ranges in frequency and descriptive terms. Useful for composing, orchestrating, mixing, possibly everything. [Websites]

GUIDE to the Home and Project Studio

A great music production resource for beginners to the more advanced. Chances are, you'll find something here you'll wish you'd already known. [Websites]

MIDI Drum Traps 'n Tips

A tutorial covering how to improve MIDI drum workflow and make them sound more authentic. [Articles]

'The Sounds Of Star Wars,' Now At Fans' Fingertips

NPR's interview with Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt detailing how and where he got the films' signature sounds. [Articles]

The Keeping Score Interview: Music Supervisor Randall Poster

An interview with music supervisor Randall Poster on what, exactly, he does. [Articles]

Great Moments In Film Orchestration History: Bernard Herrmann

An article about Bernard Herrmann and the use and effect of interesting tonal colors. [Articles]

Behind the Score: Assassin's Creed

A collection of interviews with composer Jesper Kyd that detail his work on the Assassin's Creed video game franchise. [Articles]

Hans Zimmer Interview with Amoeba Music

Hans Zimmer discusses working with directors, his time with the Buggles, recording technology, and more. [Videos]

Interview With Composer David Arnold

An interview with Stargate, James Bond, and now Narnia composer David Arnold. [Articles]

John Williams Talks The Phantom Menace part II

a 1999 promo interview with composer John Williams discussing his score for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. [Videos]

Hans Zimmer - Ennio Morricone

Hans Zimmer interview, talk about Ennio Morricone [Videos]

Angels & Demons World Premiere - Hans Zimmer Interview

Hans Zimmer interview at the Angels & Demons World Premiere in Rome, 04/05/2009. Live event broadcasted by Coming Soon Television (www.comingsoon.it). This video is brought to you by Soundtrack - Il Mondo della Colonna Sonora (soundtrack.forumcommunity.net). [Videos]

James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer - Exclusive Interview - 2009 Saturn Awards

* They talk about winning for The Dark Knight and what it means to them * They talk about what theyre working on now - James says he is working on an album with Rick Rubin and Josh Groban. Hans is working on Sherlock Holmes [Videos]

Backdraft Interview with Hans Zimmer

Backdraft Interview with Hans Zimmer [Videos]

Hans Zimmer - Soundtrack.Net interview - Part 1 of 4

www.soundtrack.net http://julianludwigcomposer.googlepages.com [Videos]

Hans Zimmer - Soundtrack.Net interview - Part 2 of 4

www.soundtrack.net http://julianludwigcomposer.googlepages.com [Videos]

Hans Zimmer - Soundtrack.Net interview - Part 3 of 4

www.soundtrack.net http://julianludwigcomposer.googlepages.com [Videos]

Hans Zimmer - Soundtrack.Net interview - Part 4 of 4

www.soundtrack.net http://julianludwigcomposer.googlepages.com [Videos]

Hans Zimmer - Music Theory

http://www.jacarandaaudio.com/ [Videos]

Jaws: The Importance of John Williams

This video educates aspiring filmmakers on the importance of a musical score that can really help your film. We look at a clip from Jaws without John Williams' music, and then we get to see the same scene with the music included. "Man Against Beast" is composed and conducted by John Williams, and "Jaws" was directed by Steven Spielberg. [Videos]

An interview with David Arnold

Tijdens het 35ste Filmfestival Gent kregen we de kans met David Arnold, componist van de Bondfilms sinds Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) en Godzilla, een aangenaam gesprek te voeren. Onze interesse ging vooral uit naar de score van de nieuwste Bondfilm, Quantum Of Solace. During the 35th Filmfestival Ghent we got the chance to talk to David Arnold, composer of the more recent James Bondfilms, and decided to ask him some interesting questions about the newest Bondfilm 'Quantum Of Solace'. [Videos]

David Arnold - Casino Royale

Casino Royale Live [Videos]

Basil Poledouris - Composing The Conan Saga 2/2

Basil Poledouris speaks of his music in Conan Saga!! 1/2 Enjoy [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 1/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 2/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 3/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 4/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 5/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 6/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 7/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 8/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 9/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 10/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies. [Videos]

Superman - Making the score by John Williams

John Williams talks about writting for Superman the Movie [Videos]

Star Trek - A Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) 1/2

Jerry Goldmsith speaks of scoring the Star Trek movies. Participants in the movie: Jay Chattaway, Joel Goldsmith, Jonathan Frakes, Brannon Braga etc... [Videos]

Star Trek - A Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) 2/2

Jerry Goldmsith speaks of scoring the Star Trek movies. Participants in the movie: Jay Chattaway, Joel Goldsmith, Jonathan Frakes, Brannon Braga etc... second part!! Enjoy [Videos]

John Williams - Speaks about the music in Jaws

John Williams speaks how he wrote first piano progression for Jaws etc... [Videos]

John Williams scoring

John Williams scoring "Saving Private Ryan". Interview, recording session. [Videos]

John Williams Recording NBC Nightly News Beat

John Williams did the theme music for NBC Nightly News Beat many many years back. Recently in 2006 end he recorded it afresh with a 90 piece orchestra at the Sony Studios, Culvert City, CA. [Videos]

John Williams Talks The Phantom Menace part I

a 1999 promo interview with composer John Williams discussing his score for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. [Videos]

John Williams with LSO for SW3-ROTS

John Williams with the LSO-London Symphony Orchestra recording the music for SW E3 Revenge of the Sith along with Director George Lucas. [Videos]

John Williams with LSO for SW2-AOTC

John Williams with the LSO for recording the music for SW2 Attack of the Clones. Footage shows the music making process between Director George Lucas and Williams. It also shows the recording of the famous love theme "Across the Stars". [Videos]

Hans Zimmer scoring

One the gratest composers Hans Zimmer, is scoring "The Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest" movie. [Videos]

The Music of E.T. - A Discussion with John Williams

John Williams talks about scoring for E.T. [Videos]