Making of a Film Score

Filmmaker and Anthropologist Niobe Thompson teamed up with Composer Darren Fung to create a magnificent musical score for the upcoming CBC series The Great Human Odyssey. In an era when live-recorded orchestral scores are a dying breed, Thompson and Fung brought the Edmonton Symphony and ProCoro Canada to one of North America’s premiere acoustic spaces: Read MoreRead More

10 Soundtrack, Score and Music mistakes made by filmmakers

Chris Jones runs down ten common mistakes made by filmmakers in the sound design and scoring stage of a film. The Music IS VERY IMPORTANT And so it follows that the composer is a key crew member – I would say their contribution ranks alongside the screenwriter, editor, DP, designer. In some instances, even greater. Read MoreRead More

Derek Watkins, the Trumpet Player to Play on Every 007 Film

Derek Watkins is an extraordinary trumpet player who started his James Bond recording history with Dr. No when he was just 17 years old. This small production blog for the new Bond Film Skyfall introduces us to Derek Watkins and composer Thomas Newman. Here’s Derek Watkins recording for Casino RoyaleRead More

Filmmaking in the Dark – Behind the Scenes on Pitch Black: A Short Film

Working on a microscopic budget and small crew is always a challenge. But for almost a decade, I’ve been able to make it work for my commercial filmmaking business and my own personal narrative short films. Over the past 9 months, I’ve chronicled my experiences on my latest 23 minute short film “Pitch Black” here on…Read More