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How to Write Film Music in 5 Easy Steps

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5 Must Read Film Tips: Choosing Big Budget Film Locations on Indie Movie Budgets

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Big Budget Movie Locations for Low Budget Film Prices Summer blockbuster films seem to be filmed in a dizzying number of exotic locations, from the far off islands of Fiji to a black hole near the planet Vulcan. When creating a low budget film or movie, recreating these places may seem way outside any realm of possibility, but with a little imagination and creativity, your low budget film or video can take place someplace other than a rented warehouse or your backyard.
Film Tip #1 Be CreativeYou do not need to create a set if you can find a ready-made set. A university open at midnight, a public park, an abandoned building, local graveyards, or a church are examples of all kinds of locations that can easily be usurped for location shots. Of course, be sure to leave the property the same way you found it and get any permissions you need, as necessary.


Film Tip #2 Be BelievableTry to emphasize those elements that might make your location more believable. Remember the audience members will…

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT SERIES: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE CANADIAN MUSIC CENTER COMPOSER CAROL ANN WEAVER

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE CANADIAN MUSIC CENTRE'S CAROL ANN WEAVER1. What are 3 words that describe your music?
genre-bending, African-influenced, jazz-inflected

2. Share your major influences and overall style.
My major influences have been Medieval and Renaissance music as wells music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven Brahms, Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, Bela Bartok, African jazz, minimalist music including music by Ann Southam, Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass, as well as jazz/folk/roots music.  My current style reflects all of this, fusing many of these sounds together.

3. What are you working on now? 
I am working on a multi-media piece, Earth Voices, to be premiered at Mennonite/s Writing Conference in California, March 2015, pairing earth-themed writings with soundscapes and recorded compositions of mine.

4. What piece of advice would you give your younger you today?
Listen to music at least 200 years old.  Assume this is your only sound.  Create music under this infl…