As MLR attracts more and more newbies to the music library world I’m collecting various posts that deal with recurring questions. Please check these links first!Continue reading
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We’ve noticed that whenever we write a cue, there are certain predictable stages that, try as we might, and as many times as we have tried to avoid them, keep cropping up like — well, use your own metaphor.
Stage I: Denial – “I’ve got this great idea! I know exactly what to do! This will be a piece of cake!” You start with an epiphany. The more outlandish or difficult the project, the more irrational enthusiasm courses through the bloodstream. “Silent Night” as a tango? Jay-Z meets Celine Dion meets Ennio Morricone? A live Czech orchestra action-adventure-comedy trailer on a shoestring budget? “NO PROBLEM! I’ll have this puppy wrapped up by 6:00 tonight!” You come up with a simple melody and a three-chord riff within five minutes. “Brilliant!” Yeah, right. Continue reading →