On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Music - 533 pages
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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 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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Contents

Meeting the Filmmakers The Ditector Communicating with the Ditector
12
Role Models and Temp Tracks
21
Specific Film Scores or Cues as Role Models Specific FilmScoting Sryles
30
Spotting the Film
33
Budgets and Schedules
51
Cost Factors Figuting Costs Working with a Small Budget Scoting
60
Charactetization The Central Character The Single Dramauc Theme
98
TIMINGS
106
The Scoring Stage
341
The Scoring Srage Underscoting Prerecording and Set Recording Scoting
357
ELECTRONIC AND CONTEMPORARY SCORING
367
Using Contemporary Music
381
Scoring for Television
425
Musicals and Prerecording
439
Songs
443
The Functions of a Song Content Songwtiting Collahoration Syncing
450

Timings and Clicks I
113
Music Editors Cut Back Cues and Split Chases Tempo and Mood
123
Playing the Drama
129
Genres and Source Music
179
Work Process Intuition and the Suhconscious
196
Motifs Multiple Motifs Unaccompanied Melody TwoVoice Texture
221
Using Rhythm
279
Tempo and Pulse Sketching the Rhythms The Percussion Section
293
Technical and Practical Considerations
333
The Business
459
On the Track
471
Appendix A Study Assignmenis
485
Appendix B FootageTiming Conversions
491
Glossary
497
End Notes
503
Music Excerpis
509
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About the author (2004)

Fred Karlin won an Oscar for Best Song for "For All We Know." an Emmy for his score for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,and numerous other industry awards. He is the author of Listening to Movies (1994).

The late Rayburn Wright created the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media Masters Program at the Eastman School of Music of the University ofRochester and erved as director and professor of the department from 1970 until his death in 1990.

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