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David C. Hëwitt
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Out shooting @IOTNQDmovie with @charleymcdougal using the car suction mount, so our character is actually driving...
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Bruce Campbell IS the Jim Carey of horror
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Sorry if my Tweets were a bit sparse recently. October was an insanely busy month with the house purchase and my son visiting all at once!
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Whenever you fall, pick something up. - Oswald Avery
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After attending the first performance of Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro, the Emperor Joseph II's only comment was "Too many notes."
Composing teams do some great work, but it's not as good as an individual personality stamp on the music' - John Barry
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You make a living from what you get; but you make a life from what you give! - Ronald Reagan
Working on a 0 budget? Warner communications paid $28 million for the legal use of Happy Birthday, ouch! .... Is your film's score legal?
Use a recognized piece of music in your short film, its more effective for short format films than 'original' music - ask how.
Here it is, the exclusive first interview for independent film Sentry! @Passbyfilms
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At the age of 20, in 1705, Bach walked 200 miles from Arnstadt, Germany to hear Dietrich Buxtenhude (1637 -1707) play the organ!
Bored? Find a crap documentary on You Tube and turn on auto subtitles it's hilarious!!!
Imagine spending 200k on your film then having it rejected & then having to pay a 500k fine for illegal music use!
During a movie I quite like being musically patronized as it means I can think less and escape more ...
A film with an incorrectly licensed score = REJECTION from festivals! You NEED to know this sign up for my free guide
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I do not know the secret of success. However, I do know the secret of failure, and that is to please everybody. ~ Bill Cosby
If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. - Red Adair
Just in Macdonalds. I haven't decided if I like the coffee in here but I miss the polystyrene cups they were good to chew on!
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. - Eric Hoffer
If the stone age children had done as their parents it would still be the stone age. ~ Mikael Kerttu
Watching South Park 'A Million Little Fibers' I love Toweliee
I'm not cynical. Just experienced. - Anonymous
I got so sick of record companies ripping me off I started my own label #AffexRecords to release my film scores ... the world has changed!
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.
What is the real world application for each technique and where in our scores should we consider using atonality or dissonance?
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere … Albert Einstein
20 of the greatest chase scenes in cinema, inspired by the one in "The Bourne Legacy"
Make your film seem as though it has a larger budget! Use music that your audience are familiar with! Ask how!
American composer John Cage composed a work in 1952 entitled 4:33, which consists of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence.
Outside of a film score who can categorically understand the meaning inherent in a composer's work if it is a musical work alone?
Before you hate something you should try to understand it. ― Martha Grimes, Dakota
In any career to be ahead of the competition is paramount & thinking about the emotional impact of your music is a good way to do this.
Expressive techniques (pp, ff, cresc, rit, rubato) add character to our music, their absence makes a composition sound immature & lifeless.
What is it within the music that imparts emotion; surely it can't be as simple as minor/major key choices?
So where and when is the optimal time to use dissonance and what are the real world applications of dissonance for us as composers?
Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs. ~ Dan Zadra
You were born an original. Don't die a copy. ~ John Mason
Success comes in cans, not cant's. ~ Author Unknown
The aesthetics of #scoring music for film is a vast subject, but what I'm looking at here is what satisfies an audience.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. ~ Steve Jobs