- By Fred Karlin Rayburn Wright John Williams

On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring

  • Title: On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring
  • Author: Fred Karlin Rayburn Wright John Williams
  • ISBN: 9780415941365
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the Track A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television Covering all styles and genres the authors both noted film composers cover everything from the nuts and bolts of timing

    On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts and bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer s aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself Unlike other books that are aimed at the person dreaming of a carOn the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts and bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer s aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself Unlike other books that are aimed at the person dreaming of a career, this is truly a guide that can be used by everyone from students to technically sophisticated professionals It contains over 100 interviews with noted composers, illustrating the many technical points made through the text.

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    1. This monstrous tome was surprisingly chalk-full of useful insights and interesting perspectives. There were quotes from dozens and dozens of huge names in the industry: John Williams, Hanz Zimmer, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Christopher Young, Leonard Rosenman, etc. There was even a wonderfully contemplative forward by John Williams, arguably the greatest film composer who ever lived. While this book is primarily a manifesto of "painfully acquired knowledge," it also manages to present sev [...]

    2. I find myself returning to this book constantly for advice and inspiration. On The Track is a Swiss Army Knife of knowledge in the world of film score. I recommend this not only to aspiring composers but anyone fascinated with the marrying of music to picture. From quotes and anecdotes taken from some of the most accomplished members of the scoring world to sheet music from major cues throughout the industry, this book is worth the amount of shelf space takes up

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