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The Composer as Filmmaker

More than knowledge of music, talent, or ability on an instrument, very important is your ability to effectively communicate with the director, and your ability to analyze, understand, and translate their vision and story into musical ideas which work to picture.

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Added by Adrian Ellis on February 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

1 clip - 3 versions of the score

Hello fellow Composerinos

I've begun a new blog "on music composition and production, filmmaking, and creativity"

Have a look and see what you think - much more content to come! The first post details, with audio examples, the always interesting journey of being a hired gun, balancing compromise and conviction, and trying to please everyone - 1 clip, 3 versions of the score!…


Added by Adrian Ellis on January 28, 2009 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments

Sound for Theatre

After completing my mentorship last year, I started looking into ways to broaden the spectrum of the kinds of projects I was a part of. I began networking with people working in the video games industry, and also put some energy into seeing if I could become involved in doing sound/music for theater. The scene in Toronto is excellent, with a lot of bigger theaters like Tarragon and Soulpepper putting out excellent and challenging material every year. In January, I got hired to do sound design… Continue

Added by Adrian Ellis on September 11, 2008 at 12:23pm — 4 Comments

Adrian featured in Uncharted Sounds Magazine!

Hi All! Come and check out the
May 2008 issue of Uncharted Sounds Magazine, which features an interview with myself and three other Guild composers! Cheers!

Added by Adrian Ellis on May 2, 2008 at 8:47am — 6 Comments

Live Orchestral Session!

Last Wednesday, I had a cue recorded to picture at CBC studios, on the wonderful sounding Glenn Gould stage. It was captured by a number of hall and surround mics, as well as close mics, and it was multitracked through a NEVE 'VR' Legend Console to Protools. The ca. 25 piece orchestra was made up of the advanced students of the Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould program, and they played beautifully. Seeing musicians expressively play through music they've only just seen for the first time 5… Continue

Added by Adrian Ellis on March 24, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

DVD Titles, demo production

Currently, I'm working on two projects.

The first is production work for a songwriter's demo. I'm trying to bring it to a high level of sophistication, as finished and radio-ready as possible. The first cut has been posted to his myspace profile:

It was an interesting challenge taking his lyrics and vocal melody, and creating a whole style around it - he wanted something that had both pop and middle eastern sound influences. This… Continue

Added by Adrian Ellis on June 27, 2007 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

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