The times they are a-changin. What I mean is that I’ve focused all of my creative energies this year into one main direction, learning how to write music for TV/Film. I thought I’d take a second and catch you up on how this change in direction has been going.
Writing Music for TV/Film
I don’t really buy into New Year’s resolutions but the one main goal I had for myself this year was to focus on writing music for media, specifically TV/Film. I knew this would be a major undertaking so I didn’t put any time expectations on it. I simply committed myself to learning how to write and record music specifically for use in TV/Film.
What brought this about? Well, some of the most common feedback I get from people that hear my music is that it sounds like “film music”. I think there are a couple of reasons for this:
- I write instrumental music.
- My music tends to be electronic, dark and ambient which is a genre that is used quite often in popular TV shows like CSI, How To Get Away With Murder, Mr. Robot, etc…
- My music tends to evoke very specific moods and feelings in the listener. Again, something that successful TV/Film music should excel at.
After hearing this type of feedback for years on end I decided that this was the year I would bite the bullet and seriously pursue a part-time career as a TV/Film composer. I’ll be sharing my experiences here on this blog. I hope you enjoy the journey!