Full uncensored interview with our composer roundtable guests, Mychael Danna Life of Pi, Alexandre Desplat Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Rise of the Guardians, Rust & Bone, Moonrise Kingdom, Fernando Velasquez The Impossible, Marco Beltrami The Sessions, Trouble With the Curve, Danny Elfman Frankenweenie, Hitchcock, Promised Land, Silver Linings Playbook, Patrick Doyle Brave.
Hollywood's most recognizable musical composers shed some light on the elusive lifestyle of a film composer in this uncensored roundtable interview. I encourage both composers AND directors to watch this interview, it's worth a few years tuition by itself in my opinion.
Production can be intense, hectic and downright scary for both directors and film composers - just ask the creators of "Alien". Whether it's a short or feature length movie, music is just as important as the visuals when telling any kind of story. Communication and planning is must for both parties and takes constant, active engagement with one another to keep the process flowing. It's crucial that the director and composer get on the same page and understand what is needed to make the film successful, otherwise the production starts spiraling off in different directions.
I highly recommend you take the time to watch the interview and get some great uncensored feedback from Hollywood's biggest film composers. Directors, film composers, what are your takes on this topic? Have you struggled finding a happy relationship in your production flow?