Films

the film I am currently scoring came about because an editor at the company worked with me 2 years earlier and recommended me when they wondered out loud who to […]

I worked on a film and they required me to sign a clause that stipulated I could not say anything negative about them – ever. This became weirder by the […]

  I have a task in writing for a film to imitate the Can Can song by Offenbach. So I wrote a piece on piano that feels similar but doesn’t […]

Do Your Thing ...But Do It Like This

The common train wreck filmmakers have with composers is the “how” of temp music. The editor wants something to cut with (understandable) so they take Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, King Sunny […]

Business 101

First I submitted my work for a job. Then they said yes. Then they told me how much money they could pay. Then they said sorry that’s all there is.   […]

Rules

Say yes to every job, even if there is no money. Say no when they ask to own all the publishing. Stall when they ask you to agree to something […]

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Last year I scored a short film entitled Safar  for a new director Mariam Zaidi. She was born in Dubai where her parents are migrant workers. But in Dubai health […]