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 Posted:   Feb 16, 2015 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Bud Baxter   (Member)

This looks like it could be promising.

SCORE: A Film Music Documentary

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/432767873/score-a-film-music-documentary

Hollywood's premier composers take viewers inside the world's most-recognized music genre: the film score.

About this project:

Last summer we set out to create a first-of-its-kind, definitive documentary about the power of film scores. As Emmy Award-winning journalists, we quickly knew we’d uncovered something magical: a privileged look at the lives of the world’s greatest living virtuosos.

Because Hollywood films are released around the world, film scores are the world’s most international music genre. Billions of people from Hong Kong to Brazil can hum the Star Wars theme as well as any American. And perhaps it’s no wonder. The combination of music and image is the world's most expressive medium, opening up a deep, emotional connection that inspires us, gives us goosebumps, and can make even the manliest men cry like a baby.

Our film will explore the power of film music as an art form, and why it’s famously been used to score graduation ceremonies, weddings, and even the President of the United States.

Writing a symphony is hard, but few musicians can craft symphonies around visuals, weaving new ideas and feelings into a film. Composers must be psychologists, able to identify and manipulate the emotions that make for powerful moments — much like a great writer uses words to communicate a brilliant idea.

Our film will explain the tricks composers use to make a powerful moment stick in our hearts — and how well-timed melodies and unconventional sounds turn heroes into villains and tension into triumph.

Never before has a documentary delved into the musical structure of the sounds that provoke and inspire us, despite film music's role as the symphonic music of today.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/432767873/score-a-film-music-documentary

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2015 - 5:22 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

I`ll back this for a BluRay when I have more $funds$. Expensive; I`d like to see the aforementioned media at a lower tier - an option opposed to the mere DVD.

You could probably make a whole series on film-scoring, current and retrospective.

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2015 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

I have signed up. FYI if they do not make the amount needed by 3/17 then payment will not go through. sure hope this flies

 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2015 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   JeffM   (Member)

I wonder if I offered an extra $5, they would provide me with a t-shirt that fits.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2015 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Bud Baxter   (Member)

Funded!

$40K goal reached in a week!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2015 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Alessoundtrack   (Member)

Are they still alive? Any news?

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2015 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Are they still alive? Any news?

Latest news is that the release has been pushed back to March 2016 - as they have a few additions to the film including James Cameron.

Details are in the comments here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/432767873/score-a-film-music-documentary/comments

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2015 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Alessoundtrack   (Member)

ok thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2015 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   fommes   (Member)

This is now up at Indiegogo. Don't get it, did they cancel the Kickstarter funds? Are they doing both?

The price to get a blu-ray is rather steep I think.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2015 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

looks like they need more cash. I didn't know about this, so I'm glad to hear about it. I'm surprised that the crowdsourcing sites permit you to use their competition for supplemental funds.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/score-a-film-music-documentary#

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2015 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I've put in $25. For that I get a HD download and my name on the end credits. What is there not to like? smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2016 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

While you're waiting for this to come out I highly recommend checking out this one:

BEEP: A Documentary History of Game Sound

http://www.gamessound.com/

I won a screened copy via twitter earlier this week, and watched it last night. Features a ton of great interviews with video game composers, and sound designers.

Movie comes out digitally on Sept 30. You can pre-order it for about $5 Canadian which is like 2 to 3 bucks USD.



 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2016 - 9:58 PM   
 By:   Mr. Popular   (Member)

I`ll back this for a BluRay when I have more $funds$. Expensive; I`d like to see the aforementioned media at a lower tier - an option opposed to the mere DVD.

You could probably make a whole series on film-scoring, current and retrospective.


Keep in mind making blu-rays is super expensive. Authoring costs alone could be upwards of 2K-3K for a good selection of menus.

DVD is cheaper on all fronts PLUS they can run them in smaller batches as opposed to a blu-ray run.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2016 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Just checked in on this film - looks like they're pushing the release date back again until June 2017.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2017 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Just noticed that Hollywood Reporter has published a review of the film here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/score-936588

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2017 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Book release April 1, 2017 - Interview Breakdown:
https://www.amazon.ca/SCORE-Film-Music-Documentary-Interviews-ebook/dp/B01N9NS1X4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1487168624&sr=8-5&keywords=film+music

The world's finest film composers uncover the secrets behind film music, from crafting emotions and making it in Hollywood, to the tricks of giving an audience goosebumps.

Summary

Composers Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Inception), Quincy Jones (The Color Purple, The Pawnbroker, In Cold Blood), Randy Newman (Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., The Natural), Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Seven), Trent Reznor (The Social Network, Gone Girl, Nine Inch Nails), Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v. Superman) and more. Plus, hear rare insight from director James Cameron and the legacy of James Horner, along with one of the final interviews conducted with legendary director Garry Marshall.


Modern maestros reveal their creative secrets.
•Composer David Arnold: Bond, the British sound and using music from dreams.

•Director James Cameron: How score shapes a film and working with James Horner.

•Composer Quincy Jones: Music’s evolution and emotive power on us.

•Composer Randy Newman: Great film music in history and scoring for animated films.

•Composer Rachel Portman: Using music to your advantage and female film composers.

•Composer Howard Shore: The great epic film score and connecting all the dots.

•Composer Hans Zimmer: The joy (and vulnerability) of musical experimentation.

•Director Garry Marshall: How to use music to fill, fix and enhance film.

•Composer Bear McCreary: Creating an efficient, tight-knit film composing team.

Goosebumps and exploring music’s cutting edge.
•Composers Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross: Production value and the film score as an album.

•Composer Brian Tyler: Growth, excitement and striving for perfection.

•Composer Mychael Danna: Musical styles across different nationalities.

•Composer Tom Holkenborg: Intensity and goosebumps.

•Composer Harry Gregson-Williams: Traditional score meets technology.

•Composer Steve Jablonsky: Reinventing electronic sounds.

•Composer John Debney: Inspirations from childhood to the scoring stage.

•Composer Trevor Rabin: Wrestling with the clock and working with producers.

•Composer Patrick Doyle: Life and passion reflecting through music.

Inspiration and film music’s worldwide impact across languages.
•Composer Mervyn Warren: A record producer approach to film scores.

•Composer John Powell: Flipping the film score on its head.

•Composer Alexandre Desplat: International influence and the beauty of music.

•Composer Elliot Goldenthal: Deadline pressure and mastering a sound.

•Composer Henry Jackman: The British film score invasion and melody.

•Composer Marco Beltrami: Finding the right sound and music for thrillers.

•Composer Mark Mothersbaugh: The rockstar-turned-composer.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2017 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Interview with the Director. from Dallas Film Fest - looks like the book is available.


Source:http://goseetalk.com/diff-video-interview-matt-schrader-screens-his-film-music-doc-score-at-the-dallas-international-film-festival/


Anyone seen the film yet?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2017 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   Chris Hadley   (Member)

It'll be screening on April 22nd (two weeks from this Saturday) at the upcoming Louisiana International Film Festival in Baton Rouge. I'll be there. smile

https://www.lifilmfest.org/2017-films/score-a-film-music-documentary/

I know the link says April 23rd, but if you download the master schedule, it will be screening on the 22nd at 2:35 PM (Central).

https://www.lifilmfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LIFF2017-Master-Theater-Schedule-3-28.pdf

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2017 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

It'll be screening on April 22nd (two weeks from this Saturday) at the upcoming Louisiana International Film Festival in Baton Rouge. I'll be there. smile

Would appreciate your thoughts post screening Chris, thanks! Hope you enjoy it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2017 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   Chris Hadley   (Member)

It'll be screening on April 22nd (two weeks from this Saturday) at the upcoming Louisiana International Film Festival in Baton Rouge. I'll be there. smile

Would appreciate your thoughts post screening Chris, thanks! Hope you enjoy it.


Thanks so much, Ryan! I'm sure I will, and I look forward to seeing it. I'll definitely share my thoughts on the film afterward. Hope you and everyone here get to see it, too!

 
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