Friday, July 17, 2009


Hi Joe; good idea, as always!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Electronic Composition Email Adresses

Since UCLA doesn't seem to condone our sharing of email addresses, I thought I'd created this post for us to share our emails. Once it seems like everyone who's gonna post has posted, We can send a group email out so it's official.

I'll get started:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

How to sync commercial cue

Hi Electronic Film Scoring classmates. Here is a how to guide to set up the 1st cue in Logic.

1st things 1st, make sure sample rate is set to 48K. Settings->Audio

To import cue:
Options-->Movie-->open movie

The audio track can just be drag n' dropped

The film has quite a bit of lead in information so it needs to be synced up (the audio is already appropriately synced).

Settings->Video->Video Project Settings
Set the Movie Start Time to the beginning of the time code on the cue (1:00:29:22)

Now, find the frame that you wish to start the cue at. (I chose 1:00:35:04).
Settings->Syncronization. Set "Plays at SMPTE" to this value.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Waking Dreams

Dear All

The film named Waking Dreams is a fun 'coming of age'
comedy premiering tonight at the Sunset 5 Theaters in Hollywood.
The score I composed features a number of interesting musicians including Shenkar (founding member of Shakti, and voice of the TV show 'Heroes').

It would be a pleasure to share this with my fellow UCLA film scoring buddies. Hope you can make it down.


tix and info

film info

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Who's going to be done?

After this quarter, who will be all finished with the program?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

TimeMachine is Great

I just found the original cymbal sample I destroyed when I reversed/tempo changed it. Having a Time Machine backup was so much easier than digging through the Logic install discs.

Anyway, chalk one up for Apple developers.

Friday, May 29, 2009

"And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself"

Here's the clip we're scoring-- it doesn't do much good to watch it, as the final version has NO MUSIC AT ALL. Enjoy?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ghosts Need Some Rest

Oh brother....I just made the mistake of renting the film. Faye Dunaway pronounces timbre like she just chopped down a tree.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Quantum Leap II: The Revenge

Are other people as uninspired by this cue as I am?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The next rocking assignment

Anyone checked out next assignment's instrumentation? guitar, bass, drums, piano, harmonica, and clarinet. That'll be an interesting change.

Friday, April 3, 2009

"In C" for free!

Yes, it rhymes. Whatever.

Anyway, today (Friday the 3rd) only, you can download Terry Riley's "In C" for free through Amazon. That's 42 minutes of delicious, major key minimalism, for $0.

If you like music and free stuff, click here.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Synthestration this quarter

Can I just say: this Synthestration class this quarter is already rocking.
For anyone considering it, by all means join us.
For those who have taken Synthestration in its previous guise and were, shall we say, less than satisfied with certain aspects of it:
Fletcher Beasley is a very nice, knowledgeable and NOT JADED OUT OF HIS RIGHT MIND composer who has, in the very first lesson, already showed us screen pictures of his Logic arrange and mix windows, suggested several books, plugins, sounds, and possible ways to make our programs and computers run better, and laid out a very sensible syllabus that splits the orchestra so we focus on different instrument families each week or so to learn particulars of how to make them sound good.
Take this class again when/if you have a chance to. I can't absolutely guarantee it will be the best ever, but it sure seems it will be extremely useful, and possibly refreshing.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Baton Shopping is Great

For anyone else who has never purchased a baton before, let me tell you, there's nothing to make someone look cooler than going into a music store, standing at the counter, picking up different sized baton's for 20 minutes, and pretending to conduct until you find one that "feels good".

Cork or wood grips? My preference was wood but the only one they had was tiny so I bought a cork one.

Oh, even cooler: stuck in traffic with the newly purchased baton on the passenger seat and some Hadyn Scherzo on the radio. You know where this went...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Monday Night

I realize that I paid no attention in class when we were deciding what time class would start on Monday (6:30? 7?), and if we have to bring a "score" or not for our Glass-ish piece. Can anybody help me out?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Schnönberger with fries

This piece is hard.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What's your favorite serial?

Here's a cool site that has a bunch of PDF's of Schönberg's werks.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Man...I don't want to write a trumpet part. Why haven't we had a trombone this quarter??

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Next quarter already?

I can't believe the new classes are up so soon. It seems like we just started.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The Rites Of Film Scoring

How are we all doing with this Stravinsky bit??