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Complete Guide to Film Scoring: The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV

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(Berklee Guide). Essential for anyone interested in the business, process and procedures of writing music for film or television, this book teaches the Berklee approach to the art, covering topics such as: preparing and recording a score, contracts and fees, publishing, royalties, copyrights and much more. Features interviews with 21 top film-scoring professionals, includi ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Berklee Press Publications (first published February 1st 2000)
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Sep 16, 2008 The rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Not a book about music theory or notes; it's about the business, logistics, and practicalities of working on scores, with a bunch of interviews with successful composers talking about their successes and failures. It's a tiny bit out of date (1999), but really good stuff.
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Aug 17, 2011 Sean Spruiells rated it liked it
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Great book with much of the information one would need to get started as a professional Film Scorer. I wasn't to keen on the interviews at the end because many of the chapters had excerpts from each of the composers interviewed, from there it was kind of down hill. All and all it was a great book. Seemed more so like it could possibly be used as a classroom tool for teaching film composition to students.
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Jan 01, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was especially interesting to read about the history of film scoring. Very fascinating.
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Apr 29, 2013 Sarah Toth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Complete Guide to Film Scoring, was by far, the best music reference book I've read. Richard Davis works in the film industry and is therefore, very knowledgeable on the subject. He also interviews countless popular film composers throughout the book which really helps with his credibility as well as keeping the book interesting. I will definitely be using this book as a heavy reference text for my classes.
Angus Mckay
It's already a little outdated, which is to be expected with the rate at which the music industry is changing. Still, it's well worth reading if you have any interest in film/media scoring.

I especially enjoyed the history chapter.
Cassie Kabrick
May 20, 2014 Cassie Kabrick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book to learn about film scoring and the history behind it. I read it for school and actually enjoyed it.
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