I am a film composer who is starting out and I have many questions I was hoping people in this forum could help me answer. Any help or feedback anyone can give me would be GREATLY appreciated.
Just to let you know a little about the tools I work with here is a rundown of my gear.
-EWQLSO Platinum Plus Edition
-Pro Tools LE for Mixing (sometimes)
Here are my questions....
1. When working on a film, is it customary for a film composer to write the cues by playing them in and then working backwards in terms of transcribing what was played, or do composers work traditionally by notating the score, and then playing them in?
2. I havent scored a lot of material for picture yet. This means my demo reel is pretty lean. Is it a good idea to write cues for "made up" scenes in different styels?
3. I notice that East West has MANY different articulations for each instrument. If I was writing a line for cello for instance that just played a major scale, but I wanted the first 4 notes legato, the next two staccatto, and the last two pizz. for example, would that need three different Cello tracks, each one with a different articulation? or is there a way in Logic to change the patch for the instrument mid track?
4. This last question is more of a curiosity. How much money does it cost to hire a medium sized orchestra for the day (in a professional scoring stage).
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out with ANY of these questions. I really do appreciate it.