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January 31, 2007 at 6:12 pm #23721alexguzmanParticipant
Ok, well to start off my name is Alex Guzman. I have been composing for a while now and am looking into getting into film scoring. I am fairly experienced with film scoring being that I studied it at school and would like to get started in this field.
I compose music of all orchestrations and work well with media syncopation. I have composed music for many orchestras and bands. The only problem I have is getting started. Does anyone know how someone like me can get hired, for dirt-cheap if necessary, to score a film. I really enjoy film scoring rather then chamber music concerts that I have been doing and need some tips or referrals for a good start.
– Alex GuzmanFebruary 2, 2007 at 10:45 am #35169
Hey Alex. Good to have you here. Hopefully we’ll have more people posting in here soon.
I think a good idea would be starting a film-scoring project of your own. Maybe you already have a friend that’s into filmmaking or you could try and meet people at a film school near your area (or wherever they offer any type of film classes, like history of film, film appreciation, etc). By doing this you would be not only gaining practical experience but, you would have a final product that you could show to people and this could lead to other opportunities (you could send it to competitions to try and get some exposure). Maybe someone sees your project and thinks your music is great and recommends your work to others, etc.
Another good idea I think would be going to film scoring school somewhere. This is a good way of knowing other people that have your same interests. In school you will meet people that are already working in the real world, and if they like what you do, they can refer you to other people, etc (itÂ’s always about knowing people). It seems that now a days you need a degree for everything, so having one will definitely not hurt. Although in the end it’s what you do and not what a paper says you can do that counts.
It looks like you are already trying to do something about it. I see you have a website and you offer your services and have samples of your work. I think that’s a great way to start (I liked the video clip you have there by the way). What better than the Internet where anyone from anywhere can see your stuff!
Hopefully we’ll get some filmmakers in here as well and start making some connections (hey, maybe joining a film making forum could be another idea).
I hope this helps.
Somebody else in here wants to give advice?February 28, 2007 at 10:43 pm #35170
Hey Alex. Are you still around?
What are you working on?March 1, 2007 at 7:47 pm #35171alexguzmanParticipant
Yeah, I’m still here.
I got some scoring jobs from asking people at my school if they wanted a score for their films (I attend an art school of all majors; drama, acting, instrumental music, creative writing, visual arts, etc.). But all of them are currently still in the shooting stage so it will be a few weeks until I am able to start composing.
But besides that nothing really. I stopped scoring for high school orchestras and bands and am now waiting to step into this musical world.
If you know anyone that needs a film scored or even just a small piece for any media project please let me know.
Thanks.March 1, 2007 at 9:07 pm #35172
That sounds great Alex. That’s definitely a good place to be.
Let me know how the project goes, and let me know if you upload it to your website. I will like to see it.
I’ll let you know if I find out about any film scoring gigs.
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