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Author Gaines, Jason M., author.

Title Composing for moving pictures : the essential guide / Jason M. Gaines.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.5421 GAI    Available
Description xv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Film composers lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. A brief history of film ; The digital audio workstation ; Recording and editing audio ; Recording and editing MIDI ; To loop or not to loop : an exploration of loops, beds and foley ; Working with videos; Music creation on mobile devices and an introduction to basic mixing ; Delivery, collaboration and archiving ; Best practices and troubleshooting -- Part II. Terence Blanchard ; Marc Shaiman ; Steve Horowitz ; Nathan Barr ; Trevor Morris.
Summary Gaines offers practical tools with which to navigate the increasingly complex environment of movie music composition. He addresses both the principles of composition for moving pictures and the technologies which drive music composition, performance, and recording in an integrated and comprehensive fashion. The guide takes readers from square one - how technology can facilitate, rather than hinder, creativity in scoring - and then moves into the basics of working with MIDI files and on to more advanced concepts such as arranging and mixing. Gaines illustrates each step of the process with screen shots and explanations in the form of program tutorials.
Subject Motion picture music -- Instruction and study.
Composition (Music)
Film composers.
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