Artie Kane is a prolific film and television composer, having scored over 250 shows throughout his long career. His memoir, Music to My Years: Life and Love Between the Notes, gives a fascinating glimpse into the life of a Hollywood composer, as well as insight into what it takes to be successful in the industry.
I was recently asked to compose the score for an experimental short film. This was great, except I only had 48 hours, I had zero budget to work with, and I wanted to use an orchestra. Not a problem! Read on to see how.
The composer responsible for the iconic score of HBO’s “Succession” has done an in-depth interview with Vanity Fair explaining his music and creative process. Check out the video and my thoughts below.
A midi controller is essential for the DIY film composer. You don’t need a huge studio (or huge budget) to add one to your toolkit. There are many small midi controllers that pack a ton of features into a small form factor. In this post, I review my favorites so you can pick the best one for your project.
The Akai Fire is the first hardware device custom-built for FL Studio. It features a lot of user-friendly integrations that make the DAW experience better. But, it may not be the best tool for a film composer to invest in. Read my full review below.