Music for Film: Working with a Composer

Music for Film: Working with a Composer

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




When does a film need music? How do you determine musical concept for your film? How do you choose a composer? How do you communicate effectively with your composer? How much should a filmmaker budget for music? Professional composers and film directors will address these questions and a number of issues pertaining to music in film. 

Topics include how to talk music with non music people, managing expectations when it comes to music, and what sort of technical things need to happen in order for a recording to end up in a film. Also covered: the legal issues in hiring a composer and how the contract plays against the budget [for instance, if you don’t have a budget for an adequate composer fee, you might still get the composer you want on the project if you let them keep the publishing, but if the production company wants to own the music outright they will have to pay the composer a lot more]. You’ll also learn about spotting sessions and valuable resources offered by organizations like American Composers Forum and BMI. 

The talk will be moderated by Aaron C. Young, principle and founder of Young Entertainment Law, PLLC. 

Price: $15 regular/$10 IFP MN member 

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Guest Speakers:

John Fields , Eric D. Howell, Blake Iverson, Andy Kotz, Alexandria (Alex) Mueller, Kelly Nathe, Michael Wandmacher 

Aaron C. Young (moderator)


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