BMI Exclusive: Brian Tyler’s Advice for Aspiring Film Composers

BMI Exclusive: Brian Tyler’s Advice for Aspiring Film Composers



so if you had a piece of advice to give to a developing composer what what would you tell that person well film composer specifically would be it's a probably a different set of advice I think that the make sure that you really cover your genres I think all music is informative jazz can help your classical writing rock can help your jazz writing classical can help here you know it's it everything helps each other and if you're a film composer specifically make sure that you don't forget about half of your name film hmm I love that plan um really study film when you when you sit down it's the direct person you're gonna be working with the director they speak film they typically don't speak music they're gonna talk to you about shots and angles and tones that are related to film so we're in a great era for being able to learn about how films done you can literally watch the making of on any documentary of any film and it's very informative hearing just watching interviews with directors though the way they talk the way they see film study it try shooting some of your own things try editing the learn lenses learn learn how Lighting's done did you do that yeah yeah it was just something that was something I wanted to do but I found it was really really useful because again you were sitting down with a director and he's describing something and something will fly by what you need to do is hit the rack focus but just a simple thing everyone knows a track focuses pretty much you know but or on the dolly or the pushin or these things all these kinds of things if you instinctively are writing even before you sit down with them and you pay attention to okay there's no music here but the camera is pushing in on the this this shot that means something's happening what is that evoke and so music I find often moves in the same direction as camera moves pullback wide shot wide music longer octaves push in pull down the music drop the lower octave drop the top you know there's there's a visual component to I think writing film music

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