Monday, August 04, 2008

ASCAP Film & Television Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

Elmer Bernstein, Maurice Jarre, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, Jerry Goldsmith, Mark Isham - all well-known film composers

I was so honored that ASCAP asked me to photograph portions of the ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. My first day covering the workshop was at Fox Studios at the Newman Scoring Stage. Each of the 12 participants were given the opportunity to compose an original score for a 3-minute segment from a studio movie and then conduct a 61-piece orchestra. They had 15 minutes each to get a good recording. Talk about pressure.

They then asked me to to cover an evening with film director Tom Shadyac and film composer John Debney and another evening with Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard at Hans' very impressive studio in Santa Monica.

I created this slideshow as a little surprise for ASCAP and they liked it so much they put it on their official website.

1 comment:

Josh Ramsey said...

"too many notes"