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  • Can we record the music with a live orchestra?
    Yes, absolutely! I am frequently working together with live professional musicians. From soloists to full symphonic orchestra, everything is possible. In the past years I have written music for the Budapest Scoring Orchestra, Film Orchestra Babelsberg, Sofia Session Orchestra, Matangi String Quartet... Good to know: There are a number of studios, which provide "shared sessions", which means I can record a smaller amount of music for a lower price by sharing the studio time cost with other composers. Check out our behind the scenes video of a commercial spot, which was recorded at one of these sessions:
  • Should we use temp tracks in the editing process?
    To temp or not to temp is a big question among film composers. Unfortunately, I don't have a definite answer for that. Many composers dislike temp tracks as they make it harder to create something new and original. When you see a scene several times with temp music, it eventually 'sticks' to the image, making it hard to accept any other music. On the other hand, temp music is a great way to try out different styles and see what fits, without making too many unnecessary revisions. Me personally, I can adapt easily to the desired workflow. I can provide custom music already before or during the edit. If temp music is used, I am also able to capture the feeling of the temp tracks and transform it into my own original music adjusted for the film.
  • I don't know anything about music...
    Not really a question, but I hear that a lot from people I work with ... :) It's not relevant at all to have musical training to be able to work together with a composer on a film project. For me it is more important to know what the music should feel like, what it should (or shouldn't) add to the film. How to achieve this is what I am trained and experienced in. Of course this doesn't mean that you can't give me any hints on musical style, instrumentation etc. if you have something specific in mind. Just be aware that the right music for you film, might not necessarily be the music you personally like or listen to privately!
  • Should I use a "feedback sandwich" when I send you notes?
    Personally, I am not the biggest fan of 'feedback sandwiches' - I prefer honest, direct, and straightforward feedback, so I know how to proceed the project. As film composer, I'm used to receiving all sorts of feedback and making adjustments or revisions as needed :)
  • Do you teach?
    I do have experience in teaching. I can teach you about topics like: · (film) composition techniques and workflows · mockup creation / midi programming · mixing & mastering · orchestration & music engraving · general career & business advice Depending on my current workload I can give you flexible online lessons for 60€ per hour. Just shoot me a message if you are interested!
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