Category Archive: Film Scoring Tutorials

Oct 20

Syncing – The Film Composer’s Least Favourite Word

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What is syncing?

 

Syncing is the often futile act of attempting to align appropriate music and sound effects with film visuals to near-perfect timing, such to accentuate the parallels between what is happening on-screen and what moods or events are communicated by the musical score.

It is the most difficult, tedious and …

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Aug 31

Sibelius 7, the Latest Music Notation Software from the Undisputed Market Leaders

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This July, sheet music software giant Sibelius launched the latest edition of its highly esteemed (and very expensive) notation software, with previous editions already famed as the software of choice among contemporary classical musicians, film composers and music students alike. The program has always been marketed as a faster, cleaner alternative to writing scores using …

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