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Electronic Music For Films

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1982

Richard Mitchell explains his use of electronic music for film.

Library Music

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business | International Musician, Nov 1985

Just the ticket? How to do it yourself explained by Richard Walmsley

Making A Video Demo

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
...On A Shoestring Budget

Having a problem getting your music listened to by film production companies? Paul D. Lehrman tells the tale of how he put together a showreel of his music without it costing him the earth.

Music & Pictures - Part 6

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, May 1986

Part 6: It's A Wrap! Composer/musician Robin Lumley packs away the manuscript paper, switches off the Steenbeck viewer and submits his final thoughts on writing music for films in this concluding episode of his series.

Music & Pictures - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986
Getting Started

This month film music composer Robin Lumley discloses his own route to fame and fortune in an effort to get you started on yours...

Music & Pictures - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986
So You Want To Be A Screen Music Writer?

Producer/composer Robin Lumley continues this series designed to take the mystery out of writing and recording music for film and television.

Music & Pictures - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986
How To Actually Set About It

Producer/Composer Robin Lumley details what's involved in writing and recording your first piece of music for a TV commercial.

Music & Pictures - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Syncronisation, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986

We've now reached Part 4 where Robin Lumley surveys the technology of syncing sound and vision.

Music & Pictures - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
An Introduction to the Art Form

Producer/jingle composer Robin Lumley commences a new series that explores the role and function of music in the visual world.

Music TV

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Music Technology, Nov 1988

No television drama would be complete without a soundtrack, but how do you write them? Nicholas Rowland tunes in to the music channel.

Picture Music

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1984

What goes on behind the apparently calm world of soundtrack-writing, by Steve Howell, who's been through it all himself.

Picture Scoring

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Music Technology, Jan 1988

Ever tried to put music to pictures? Then the odds are you've discovered just how difficult it actually is. Chris Many explains "hit points" and "cues" and shares some of the secrets of the professionals.

Recording the Soundtrack for TV Commercials

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988

David Mellor looks at the world of advertising, and how music is created and mated with the visuals in a TV commercial.

Sticking It Together

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Recording | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989
Bryan Ferry

You know all those classic sixties and seventies songs you keep hearing on TV ads these days? Well, almost every one you hear is not in fact the original recording but a completely new version. To give you an idea of how such reconstructions are produced, Nigel Beaham-Powell of Streets Ahead Music Productions recounts how he went about reproducing a Bryan Ferry track.

The First Commission - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business | Sound On Sound, May 1987

Part 1. Regular contributor Tony Hastings recounts a personal tale of how a lucky break resulted in his first commission in the lucrative world of advertising jingles and soundtracks.

The First Commission - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Jun 1987

Tony Hastings provides plenty of inside information as he concludes his tale of how a lucky break resulted in his first commission in the lucrative world of advertising jingles and soundtracks.

The Sound House

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Recording Studios | Electronic Soundmaker, Apr 1984
BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Radiophonically speaking

Writing Music for a Documentary

Feature | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988

Composing music for television can be both exciting and frustrating, as Ian Assersohn and Stephen Frost of Sequenza Music Production discovered when they began writing music for a documentary film about India.

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David Mitcham

Interview | Topic: Composing for Business, Video / Film / Picture | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1985
Producer & Composer

Janet Angus talks to Dave about making the change between audio and video recording and the issues and problems involved.

Lure of the Jingle

Interview | Topic: Composing for Business | Music Technology, Jul 1988

There's more than one way to a living out of music. Nicholas Rowland talks to the Pync Brothers about writing and recording music specifically for use in TV and radio advertising jingles.

 

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