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Did a Pulp Fiction Vampire Novel Predict the #Metoo Campaign?

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Did a Pulp Fiction Vampire Novel Predict the #Metoo campaign?In the vampire political thriller (yes that's a thing) The White Lily Society: Miami Bloodlust, a secret society of women, led by a head vampire (who happens to be the Vice President) compile an underground list of predators. Unlike the lists that have come about in the #MeToo campaign, in The White Lily Society, this list becomes a hitlist of sorts, leading to mass murders nationwide. 

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While the #MeToo campaign took place in the last few months, The White Lily Society, with its bizarre and kinda pulpy look at sexual assault from a somewhat pro-woman vampirish perspective came out months before Weinstein's criminal acts led to an explosion of women sharing their tragic and often violent personal experiences. 

The idea fomented in the mind of the author for several months, and originally the roles were going to be switched, but after the 2016 election, changes were m…

ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis: An Inside Look

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Join host John Debney as we take a step inside the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, an internationally-respected incubator for emerging film composers. Each year, 12 handpicked participants get a month's worth of advice and insider's perspective from studio executives, agents, attorneys and music supervisors. The centerpiece of the Workshop: the opportunity to record their original composition with an "A list" of Hollywood professionals, including a 60-piece orchestra of LA's finest musicians on a major studio film scoring stage, a legendary scoring mixer, professional music editors, copyists and composers acting as coaches and mentors. If you're a serious composer working towards a career in film music, this is the Workshop for you.

2013 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop @ Fox Studios

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This was the footage from a program for apsiring composers. It brought guest speakers from the highest levels of the film and TV music industry. It also gave participants the same tools used by professional screen composers - including the chance to record a cue 60-plus piece orchestra.

Open Your Ears to Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

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The EDM Family Tree

It is not surprising that we find the beginnings of dance music in the tripping 1970s disco halls. The genre, long associated with drug culture, provided the soundtrack to a generation that was fresh out of the political turmoil of the sixties and was now deeply embedded in drinking, recreational drug use, and all-night dancing. Although disco’s popularity died by the 1980s, some of its musical innovations – like the use of synthesizers – formed the pulse of later genres like houseelectro, and techno. Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” was heavy on the synthesizers and strong beat:

Film Music School: JAWS 3 WAYS - Sabrina Pena Young

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Jaws Theme by John Williams Scene set to different music for the Buffalo Video and Movie Makers FREE film Music workshop October 16th 2017 at the Screening Room and Cafe in Amherst New York, 7pm. Presented by Award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.

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Big Words Video 46.1: Sabrina Pena Young-‘Behind The Scenes’

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Filmmaker, composer and author Sabrina Pena Young takes us on a fascinating journey while narrating through her past, present and future projects along with some insight into her process and an exclusive sneak peak at her next science fiction machinima opera 'Spiritus'.

How Not to Apply for Music School

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How Not to Apply for Music School