|Recommended Books on Music, Film Music, Sound Design, Film and Filmmaking :-
Film and Television Composer's Resource Guide - Mark Northam and Lisa Anne Miller
Film Music (Screencraft) - Mark Russell and James Young
Twenty Four Frames Under - A Buried History of Film Music - Russell Lack
The Invisible Art of Film Music - Laurence E. MacDonald
Listening to Movies - The Film Lover's Guide to Film Music - Fred Karlin
Knowing the Score - Notes on Film Music - Irwin Bazelon
The Composer in Hollywood - Christopher Palmer
Settling the Score - Music and the Classical Hollywood Film - Kathryn Kalinak
Strains of Utopia - Gender, Nostalgia and Hollywood Film Music - Caryl Flinn
Hearing Film - Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music - Anahid Kassabian
Film Music - Critical Approaches - (Edited) K. J. Donnelly
American Film Music - Major Composers, Techniques, Trends, 1915 - 1990 - William Darby and Jack Du Bois
Soundtrack - The Music of the Movies - Mark Evans
From Score to Screen - The New Film Scoring Process - Sonny Kompanek
Film Music - A Neglected Art - Roy M. Prendergast
Overtones and Undertones - Reading Film Music - Royal S. Brown
The Spectre of Sound - Music in Film and Television - K. J. Donnelly
The Art of Film Music - George Burt
The Film Sense - Sergi M. Eisenstein
Complete Guide to Film Scoring - Richard Davis
The Reel World - Scoring for Pictures - Jeff Rona
Film Score - The Art and Craft of Movie Music - Tony Thomas
The Technique of Film Music - Roger Manvell and John Huntley
The Guide to MIDI Orchestration - Paul Gilreath and Jim Aikin
Soundtrack Available - Essays on Film and Popular Music - Pamela Robertson Wojcik and Arthur Knight
Music in Film - Soundtracks and Synergy - Pauline Reay
The Score - Interviews with Film Composers - Michael Schelle
Gabriel Yared's The English Patient - A Film Score Guide - Heather Laing
Bernard Herrmann's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - A Film Score Guide - David Cooper
Ennio Morricone's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - A Film Score Guide - Charles Leinberger
Danny Elfman's Batman - A Film score Guide - Janet K. Halfyard
Louis and Bebe Barron's Forbidden Planet - A Film Score Guide - James Wierzbicki
Sound Design - The Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema - David Sonnenschein
Music for New Media - Composing for Videogames, Web Sites, Presentations and other Interactive Media - Paul Hoffert
Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production - Andrea Pejrolo
How to make Money scoring Soundtracks and Jingles - Jeffrey P. Fisher
Cash Tracks - Compose, Produce, and Sell your Original Soundtrack Music - Jeffrey P. Fisher
How to Get Your Music in Film and TV - Richard Jay
Writing Music for Television and Radio Commercials - A Manual for Composers and Students - Michael Zager
Audio Post Production for Television and Film - An Introductionto technology and techniques - Hilary Wyatt and Tim Amyes
So You want to be a Film Composer - Lukas Kendall (pdf)
The Digital Filmmaking Handbook - Ben Long and Sonja Schenk
Beyond the Soundtrack - Representing Music in Cinema - Daniel Goldmark, Lawrence Kramer and Richard Leppert
European Film Music - Miguel Mera and David Burnand
|London Film School - A tradition of innovation
Film Schools - Worldwide film schools directory
D.I.B. Pictures Entertainment - Independent digital Video and Film Production company in USA
Christopher Rossiter - USA Film Maker / Director of Photography
Foulds Music Shop - Derby's premier music shop
SYFN - The South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network
BFI - The British Film Institute
IAC The Film & Video Institute - Introduction to Great Movie Making
Film Agency For Wales - The national development agency for the film industry in Wales
Regional Film & Video - Channelling News for the Industry
Film, Television, Video Directory - Broadcast equipment sale and hire directory
|Complete Guide to Film Scoring
by Richard Davis.
A comprehensive guide to the business, process and procedures of writing music for film or television. The approach to the art of film scoring includes topics such as: the film-making process, preparing and recording the score, and the business side of film scoring including contracts, fees, publishing, royalties and copyrights. Includes interviews with 19 film scoring professionals such as Michael Kamen, Alf Clausen, Alan Silvestri, Mark Snow and Elmer Bernstein..
|Fran Allegre - Musician and instrument craftsman from the Spanish region of Leon
Barry Rudolph - Recording Engineering and Production Services
Fabrice Pougnard - Freelance Sound Designer and Sound Editor
Debbie Grattan - US Based Professional Voice Actor
Bemuso.com - The most comprehensive music business resource site on the internet
|On The Track
by Fred Karlin & Rayburn Wright
Scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors; both noted film composers, cover everything from timing, cuing and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. This guide can be used by everyone from students to professionals. Contains over 77 interviews with noted composers, illustrating the many technical points made through the text.
|IndieTalk - Filmmaking Forum - Discussion & resources for independent filmmakers
Filmmakers.com - Championing Emerging Artists
B-Independent.com - On-line Cult Film Entertainment
Tracksounds - The Film Music & Soundtrack Experience
|Beyond the Soundtrack - Representing Music in Cinema
by Goldmark, Kramer & Leppert
A Groundbreaking collection of essays by a group of distinguished musicologists and film scholars giving long-overdue recognition to music as equal to the image in shaping the film experience. Refuting the idea that music serves merely as a prop for narrative, these essays demonstrate that music is a fully imagined and active power in the worlds of film. Even where films cast it in a supporting role - and many more give it much more prominence - music makes an independent contribution.
|Impulse - Promotional pages for composers and performers
Cadenza - Resources for classical and contemporary musicians
Wallflower Press - Home of independent specialist book publishing across the full spectrum of cinema and the moving image
|Writing Music for Television and Radio Commercials: A Manual for Composers and Students by Michael Zager
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the process of composing and arranging for commercials in these two very different media. Zager describes the tools involved in the composition and arranging process, then sets forth a method for using this information to create advertising music. Zager is an award-winning composer, arranger, and music producer for television, Radio and Films.
|How to make Money Scoring Soundtracks and Jingles
by Jeffrey P. Fisher
There is a huge demand for professional compositions for movies, TV, video, radio and other multimedia formats. This guide will show you exactly how to write and sell your original soundtrack music and jingles.
USA-based Jeffrey P. Fisher scores jingles and sound designs for businesses, commercials and film. His work can be heard on dozens of corporate, cable and commercial productions.
|Broadcast Freelancer - The complete job finding and career building website for UK TV freelancers
Film Score Monthly - The Online Magazine of Motion Picture & Television Music Appreciation
SoundtrackNet - The Art of Film and Television Music, Film Composer Interviews and Soundtrack reviews
|Promoting your music online - Tutorials and resources from music journalist Sean McManus
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
|The Digital Filmmaking Handbook
by Ben Long & Sonja Schenk
Scores of independent producers have now found themselves equipped to make their own movies. Because filmmaking involves more than just buying a camera and a computer, there's The Digital Filmmaking Handbook. This digital filmmaking resource guides aspiring filmmakers from initial conception to a finished project.
Includes a DVD of project files, film clips, support material and additional tutorials and essays.
|Some Cutting Remarks: Seventy Years A Film Editor
by Ralph E. Winters
Drawing from his own ascent through the MGM studio system, Winters guides the reader through a history of American film editing, beginning with its earliest days when film was torn by hand. Not a glamorous account of Hollywood, the book gives film buffs and moviegoers a nuts-and-bolts look at the mechanics of film editing from the inside out.
|New Music Label - Where Singers, Musicians and Artists meet Record Labels, Music Managers and Scouts. A one-stop solution for seeking, finding and managing all types of Music careers.
Mfiles - Sheet music, midi and audio for Classical and Traditional music. Section on Film Music and Composers
Basic Beginner Piano Lessons Online - Beginner Piano lessons online by Tammy Widjaja, basic simple piano lessons Free for kids, young and adults
|Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production: A practical guide for Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase and Pro Tools by Andrea Pejrolo
Using real-life examples, Pejrolo demonstrates a wide range of technical and creative techniques, giving you tips and new ideas to help take your work to the next level.
Includes a CR-ROM containing loops, templates and audio examples, and end of chapter exercises to practise new skills, this illustrated practical guide provides all the tools needed to give your music that vital edge.
|Mary4Music.com - Internet Portal for Blues, Indie and DIY Music Links, Musician's Resources, Band Links, Club & Festival Listings and CD Reviews
www.classical.dj - World's largest collection of online classical music radio stations, composers biography, classical musical terms and much more
CarpFilms.com - Tony Davies-Patrick - Author, Photographer, Cinematographer and Global Explorer
Ariella Strings - String Quartet and Trio - Professional string ensembles available for recitals, functions, workshops and session work
|Music for New Media
Composing for Videogames, Web Sites, Presentations and other Interactive Media by Paul Hoffert
Videogames, Websites, and other new media are creating more opportunities for contemporary music writers than have ever existed before.
This book shows you how to write effectively for these new forms, mastering the devices, sounds, and techniques for supporting stories and responding to user actions.
The guided hands-on projects with included CD of examples and practice files illustrate all concepts and lets you practice the techniques.
|Audio Post Production for Television and Film: An introduction to technology and techniques by Hilary Wyatt & Tim Amyes
This book is aimed at professionals already working in the industry, newcomers, students and those considering sound for film and television as a career - in fact, anyone who wants an insight into current professional practices and a comprehensive overview of the sound post production process.
It provides a step-by-step guide to the professional techniques used to shape a soundtrack through the production process.
|Film Music - A Neglected Art
by Roy M Prendergast
A Critical Study of Music in Films
'Film Music' brings together the concerns of the professional musicologist and the interests of the film critic and historian. He examines all aspects of film music, from the early techniques of synchronization and the early sound films of the 1930s, to the unique demands made by cartoon and animated films. This new edition has been brought up-to-date by the inclusion of a chapter about music for television, a section on the latest technological advances and an extended bibliography.
|European Film Music
by Miguel Mera & David Burnand
A volume that redresses the balance by exploring specific European filmic texts, composers and approaches to film scoring that have hitherto been neglected. Films involving British, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Polish and Spanish composers are considered in detail.
Important issues that permeate all the essays involve the working relationship of composer and director, the dialectic between the diegetic and the non-diegetic uses of music in films, the music-image synergism and the levels of realism that are created by the audio-visual mix.
|Music by Gabriel Yared:
A film by Ranni Khanna
Awarded an Oscar for his score on The English Patient, Gabriel Yared has composed music for feature films such as The Talented Mr Ripley, Sylvia, Betty Blue, and Autumn in New York, as well as documentaries, ballets and cartoons in his eventful career.
This intimate film explores the inspiration behind the versatile composer's passion for music and his quest to learn more about his art. Offering many insights about the man and the artist, we see the different facets of his work as a tireless composer.
|Film and Television Composer's Resource Guide: The Complete Guide to Organizing and Building Your Business by Mark Northam & Lisa Anne Miller
The Film and Television Composer's Resource Guide provides practical tools and information about how to build and organise your film and television music business. It contains actual examples of documents, forms, contracts and agreements that you can use to build a successful business including 'Marketing Materials', 'Operating Your Business' and 'Finances, Contracts & agreements'.
|Film music composer and production company - David Beard Music Production -
Supplying music and sound design to commercial multimedia. Specialising in composing music and sound design for the moving image David Beard Music Production creates original music for film, TV, corporate video, commercials, games, dance, theatre and Podcasts.
|Dance & Theatre
Documentaries & Commercial
90's Synth Music
A Darker Side
Other Film Music
So you want to be a film composer - Lucas Kendall (pdf)
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