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How To Write Like John Williams! Secrets of Film Scoring Part 1

"In this episode of Everything Music, I will show you harmonic progressions that film composerJohn Williams commonly uses in his writing to create his epic soundscapes."

SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of Captain America: Civil War

"In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with the Skywalker Sound team behind Captain America: Civil War directed by Anthony Russo and Joseph V. Russo including Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Shannon Mills and Supervising Sound Editor Dan Laurie."

The Sound of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack

"Go behind the scenes of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack, as composer John Williams discusses his approach to crafting music for the film, including characters new and classic."

Sound Gun Series Ep #1: PRODUCTION SOUND

"This is TUTORIAL #1 of the Sound Gun Series! Kevin walks us through the basics of getting good production sound and why it's important."

Star Wars - The Music Makes the Moment

"Behind the scenes as composer John Williams wrote the score for The Empire Strikes Back.
After viewing the final edit it took him 7 weeks to write the score before recording it with the London Symphonic Orchestra. This video focuses on the emotional scene where Han Solo is about to be frozen into Carbonite and shows the before and after of the filmmaking process."

SoundWorks Collection - The Sound of Interstellar

"In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King about the sound teams extensive work on Director Christopher Nolan's immersive sci-fi film Interstellar."

Diggin' in the Carts - The Rise of VGM- Ep 1

"Diggin' In The Carts is a new documentary series from Red Bull Music Academy exploring the secret history of Japanese video game music."

How architecture helped music evolve - David Byrne

"As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation."

The South Bank Show: The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1992)

"Shown in 1992 for Paul McCartney's 50th birthday. Also to celebrate 25 years of the album."

Mix Tips From a Mastering Engineer pt. 1 - Into The Lair #108

"Dave goes "Into The Lair" with Gene Grimaldi, Chief Engineer at Oasis Mastering and offers tips on how to make your mix as ready as possible for mastering."

New Ways To Mix Reverb - Into The Lair #106

"Dave Pensado shows you some new ways to use reverb to get the most out of your vocal tracks!"

The Distortion of Sound | Official Trailer

"Hear it all. The Distortion of Sound is a documentary about the decline of sound quality and how technology has changed the way we listen to music starring Slash, Quincy Jones, Mike Shinoda, Snoop Dogg, Hans Zimmer and more. Hear it all at DistortionOfSound.com"

Get BASS that CUTS - Into The Lair #107

"Dave Pensado shows you some simple techniques to get your bass to cut through the mix and allow your ear to find it without being overpowering."

Simple Guide to Mix Bus Compression

Joe Gilder from Home Studio Corner with a quick guide to compression on the mix bus.

2 ways to make your bass lines sound awesome! (L#114)

"You've heard two guys playing the same riff, right? One guy sounds pretty cool… the other guy sounds AMAZING! But, it's the same riff! How is this possible?!… Three simple things… time feel, articulation and dynamics."

Into The Lair #9 Part 1/2 - Widening tracks, clearing out the middle

Clearing elements out of the middle to make room for vocals, as well as tricks to widen your mixes.

Warm Analog Sounds With Digital Delays

"If youre mixing in the box with stock digital delay plugins, let me give you a tip: dont leave those delay plugins as is. You gotta mess them up a bit. Get them dirty. This way you create a more warm and subtle vibe to the delay (which sounds more like the goodness of analog) and you dont fight the lead vocal or instrument for space in the mix." - via: therecordingrevolution.com

How to Mix Multiple Layers of Acoustic Guitar

"Learn techniques for mixing multiple layers of acoustic instruments with a focus on acoustic guitar featuring the song Covered in Love by Ugly, Ugly Words."

Guy Michelmore - Template Setup: Reverb Techniques

"Guy Michelmore gives you an insight into how he uses reverb within his compositions."

CRY BABY: THE PEDAL THAT ROCKS THE WORLD - teaser trailer

"Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically."

EQ Tricks for Bass and Kicks - Into The Lair #97

"Dave Pensado shows you a trick that he developed with mix engineer Jaycen Joshua to improve the low end in both the bass and kick elements in your mix."

Tutorial: The Basics of Audio Compression

"An overview of the basics of audio compression. Learn how it works, what the controls are and when to use it."

Interview With the Music Supervisor: The Walking Dead

Thomas Golubic talks about being the Music Supervisor on The Walking Dead.

Foo Fighters recording 'Wasting Light'

A behind the scenes look at the Foo Fighters recording 2011's Wasting Light with an analog workflow in Dave Grohl's garage studio.

Composers Roundtable Full Interview

Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave, Rush), Christophe Peck (Frozen), Henry Jackman (Captain Phillips), Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks), Steven Price (Gravity) and Alan Silvestri (The Croods) join our roundtable to discuss the music in their movies. VIA: Soundworks Collection

WARRIOR - Mark Isham Score Composer Interview

An interview with composer Mark Isham about scoring the movie Warrior.

Man Of Steel Soundtrack - Percussion - Hans Zimmer

Behind the Scenes creating the drums for the Man Of Steel Soundtrack. Drummers featured include: Matt Chamberlain, Sheila E., Josh Freeze, Pharell Williams, Danny Carey, John JR Robinson, Jason Bonham, Satnam Ramgotra, Toss Panos, Jim Keltner, and more!

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

"In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we visit Park Road Post Studios in Wellington, New Zealand to talk with the sound team of Director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

10 Game-Changing Mastering Lessons

I enjoyed this webinar on mastering in the home studio from Joe Gilder's Home Studio Corner.

Jack White, Minimalism, And Songwriting As Work

A great interview with Jack White and Conan O'Brien about the creative process.

Mike Verta: Composing Live - Part 1 of 4

"Composing the cue "Clark and Lois" in real-time. A raw, unedited, unscripted hour of my process. I hope you find it useful!"

5 Questions with Captain America composer Alan Silvestri

Berklee-Blogs.com got to spend a few minutes with Alan Silvestri before his concert with the Video Game Orchestra at Symphony Hall earlier this year. To read more about the concert, and other events at Berklee, visit Berklee-Blogs.com

Forum With Music Supervisor Joel C. High

"music supervisor Joel C. High discusses the ins and outs of his career and his experiences starting his own company. He goes into detail about the licensing and creative issues that a music supervisor deals with daily, how to work with directors and navigate the politics of a big-budget production, and how to use your professional contacts and reputation to build a lasting career in the music industry."

Tutorial: EWQLSO PLAY Trumpets

"A little tutorial about how I work with the 2 Trumpet patches from the EWQLSO Library (Platinum Edition in PLAY)"

Virtual Instrument Performance Techniques

A video breakdown of performance techniques for midi mock ups from Mike Verta.

Hans Zimmer Interview with Amoeba Music

Hans Zimmer discusses working with directors, his time with the Buggles, recording technology, and more.

John Williams Talks The Phantom Menace part II

a 1999 promo interview with composer John Williams discussing his score for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Hans Zimmer - Ennio Morricone

Hans Zimmer interview, talk about Ennio Morricone

Angels & Demons World Premiere - Hans Zimmer Interview

Hans Zimmer interview at the Angels & Demons World Premiere in Rome, 04/05/2009. Live event broadcasted by Coming Soon Television (www.comingsoon.it). This video is brought to you by Soundtrack - Il Mondo della Colonna Sonora (soundtrack.forumcommunity.net).

James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer - Exclusive Interview - 2009 Saturn Awards

* They talk about winning for The Dark Knight and what it means to them * They talk about what theyre working on now - James says he is working on an album with Rick Rubin and Josh Groban. Hans is working on Sherlock Holmes

Backdraft Interview with Hans Zimmer

Backdraft Interview with Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer - Soundtrack.Net interview - Part 1 of 4

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Hans Zimmer - Soundtrack.Net interview - Part 2 of 4

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Hans Zimmer - Soundtrack.Net interview - Part 3 of 4

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Hans Zimmer - Soundtrack.Net interview - Part 4 of 4

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Hans Zimmer - Music Theory

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Jaws: The Importance of John Williams

This video educates aspiring filmmakers on the importance of a musical score that can really help your film. We look at a clip from Jaws without John Williams' music, and then we get to see the same scene with the music included. "Man Against Beast" is composed and conducted by John Williams, and "Jaws" was directed by Steven Spielberg.

An interview with David Arnold

Tijdens het 35ste Filmfestival Gent kregen we de kans met David Arnold, componist van de Bondfilms sinds Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) en Godzilla, een aangenaam gesprek te voeren. Onze interesse ging vooral uit naar de score van de nieuwste Bondfilm, Quantum Of Solace. During the 35th Filmfestival Ghent we got the chance to talk to David Arnold, composer of the more recent James Bondfilms, and decided to ask him some interesting questions about the newest Bondfilm 'Quantum Of Solace'.

David Arnold - Casino Royale

Casino Royale Live

David Arnold - Casino Royale part 2

James Bond Theme Live

Basil Poledouris - Composing The Conan Saga 2/2

Basil Poledouris speaks of his music in Conan Saga!! 1/2 Enjoy

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 1/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 2/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 3/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 4/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 5/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 6/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 7/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 8/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 9/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound 10/10

With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's. "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of Ravel. The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.

Superman - Making the score by John Williams

John Williams talks about writting for Superman the Movie

Star Trek - A Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) 1/2

Jerry Goldmsith speaks of scoring the Star Trek movies. Participants in the movie: Jay Chattaway, Joel Goldsmith, Jonathan Frakes, Brannon Braga etc...

Star Trek - A Tribute to Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) 2/2

Jerry Goldmsith speaks of scoring the Star Trek movies. Participants in the movie: Jay Chattaway, Joel Goldsmith, Jonathan Frakes, Brannon Braga etc... second part!! Enjoy

John Williams - Speaks about the music in Jaws

John Williams speaks how he wrote first piano progression for Jaws etc...

John Williams scoring

John Williams scoring "Saving Private Ryan". Interview, recording session.

John Williams Recording NBC Nightly News Beat

John Williams did the theme music for NBC Nightly News Beat many many years back. Recently in 2006 end he recorded it afresh with a 90 piece orchestra at the Sony Studios, Culvert City, CA.

John Williams Talks The Phantom Menace part I

a 1999 promo interview with composer John Williams discussing his score for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

John Williams with LSO for SW3-ROTS

John Williams with the LSO-London Symphony Orchestra recording the music for SW E3 Revenge of the Sith along with Director George Lucas.

John Williams with LSO for SW2-AOTC

John Williams with the LSO for recording the music for SW2 Attack of the Clones. Footage shows the music making process between Director George Lucas and Williams. It also shows the recording of the famous love theme "Across the Stars".

Hans Zimmer scoring

One the gratest composers Hans Zimmer, is scoring "The Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest" movie.

The Music of E.T. - A Discussion with John Williams

John Williams talks about scoring for E.T.