What Technical Skills Do Film, TV and Visual Media Composers Need to Be Successful in Today’s Industry

Posted in The Weekly on November 12, 2019

It’s always a good idea for songwriters and composers to know what’s expected of them in the studio, and when working with others. This time around, “On the Record” is focusing on the skills that will help aspiring film/TV and visual media composers. Read on…

Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice President – Creative Relations, Los Angeles:

I think it’s more important than ever for film, TV and visual media composers to have strong technical skills (Protools, Cubase, Logic and basic computer tech skills), especially if they are looking to break into the business by assisting other composers. I get called every so often by top composers looking to hire assistants and they never say, ‘Do you have anyone you can recommend that’s a great composer who can help me write my scores…’ - they are always looking for assistants with strong tech skills. Even if that’s not the end goal, it is hugely useful in terms of early employment and extremely useful for one’s own composing career down the road as well.
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