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David C. Hëwitt
Knowing your personal and emotional preferences is often the key to pinpointing and unlocking the exact emotion contained within a scene.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. ~ Matsuo Basho
We often reach for the piano when we wish to express emotion but it can easily sound portentous ...
The percussive nature of a piano can interfere with the rhythm of the dialogue ...
How can composers deal in the business of emotion if they never allow themselves to feel anything?
The secret to happiness in your work is to find a job in which your neurosis is constructive. ~ Jeanne LaMont, MD
Atonality is the apparent absence of the 'home key', the tonic.
I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. ~ Frances Willard
Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself. ~ Elbert Hubbard
Undoubtedly, atonality can be employed to encapsulate the darker side of your score but there is also an intense beauty here ...
A romantic scene may begin atonally and could employ a mode shift before the tonic is revealed ...
For a more expressive piece it may be wiser to choose #Sibelius, for a piece that has no need for any expression then #Logic may be quicker.
When you start treating people like people, they become people. ~ Paul Vitale
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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
The use of a cluster chord or a tone row consisting of tritone (augmented fourth) intervals can take our score back to the early 20th Cent.
writing for dialogue is challenge you have to pay attention to the personalities of the characters ...
I like writing behind dialogue...
Whatever you are be a good one. ~ Abraham Lincoln
Do not fall before you are pushed. ~ English Proverb
Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. ~ Author Unknown
When I watch a film it's always the aesthetics, the inherent beauty of the music itself, be it consonant or dissonant, that I am drawn to.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? ~ Abraham Lincoln
We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first. - Anonymous #quote
In a dialogue driven film as most films are, popular synthesiser presets constantly fight to occupy the same frequency range as the dialogue
For me the clarity of black text on a white page cannot be beaten and this is really all you get in Sibelius.
Predator 2 has a great score from Alan Silvestri the themes were revived for Predators (2010)
The use of a cluster chord or a tone row consisting of tritone (augmented fourth) intervals can take our score back to the early 20th Cent.
In the current climate, dissonance, if overused can start to sound like a musical parody!
Beware of a man of one book. ~ English Proverb
For the next bulk of shooting @IOTNQDmovie I'll be using the #GoPro helmet cam, a new way of capturing behind the scenes for our MAKING OF.
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I hope everybody is having a productive day today.
Be nice to those you meet on the way up. They're the same folks you'll meet on the way down. ~ Walter Winchell, 1932
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A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
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RIP Leonard Nimoy! Another legend gone … You will be greatly missed Leonard! #LeonardNimoy #Spock @TheRealNimoy
So where and when is the optimal time to use dissonance and what are the real world applications of dissonance for us as composers?
Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~ Malcolm S. Forbes
I am now convinced that through the creation of simple macros #Sibelius has an edge over #Logic when it comes to comprehensive key switching
The combination of the mathematics of music notation and the calculating speed of the computer are a match made in heaven.