Complete Guide to Film Scoring: The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV
(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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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 It's a tiny bit out of date (1999), but really good stuff.
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.