Tyler Hughes replied to DJHill's discussion Feedback Request: Suspense Action Music - "Momentum"
"its nice and suspenseful and achieves what you set out. The piece does need some break from the ostinato patter in the percussion once in a while, like a sudden stop of sound followed by high harmonics in the strings. That would help build the…"
May 1, 2016
Ian Ring replied to DJHill's discussion Feedback Request: Suspense Action Music - "Momentum"
"Is that you saying your own name, at 0:40, and again at 2:00 and 3:18?
It's got a nice suspense vibe. IMHO it achieves what the title suggests. This is music that doesn't demand your attention, so it would be appropriate as the score to set the mood…"
Mar 28, 2016
Olmnilnlolm replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?

I think the original question was,
 
"Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?"
 
"The simple question is: did you start scoring for free (as a volunteer) just to build your credits and portfolio before charging? If so, has it…"
Mar 18, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"Lol."
Mar 17, 2016
DriscollMusick replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"It was a commercial for the school you work at...  If they really paid you $5000 for those 30 seconds, then you're probably not being paid enough salary, my friend.
And yes, most cities in this country have local NBC affiliates, on which local…"
Mar 17, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"I agree with Rodney and Rafal.It's one thing to work for your art on your own time. But if you are working for a client you should not work for free. Anyone who runs any kind of free-lance or contractor type business knows this,sometimes learned the…"
Mar 17, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"And btw, again, that moment of silence piece already has four professional trumpet players who want to perform it as soon as I'm done."
Mar 17, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"BTW, commercial that aired on NBC."
Mar 17, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"Driscoll, commercial, and by the way business is business whether it be music or anything else."
Mar 17, 2016
DriscollMusick replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"I feel like there's something different about composing music vs. cleaning carpets...  I just can't put my finger on it.
Rodney Carlyle Money said:
Concerning my dad working his carpet cleaning business: "Far from 'devaluing your craft,' when you…"
Mar 17, 2016
DriscollMusick replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"Someone actually paid $5000 for a piece with a 2nd movement that was a minute of silence?"
Mar 17, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"The simple question is: did you start scoring for free (as a volunteer) just to build your credits and portfolio before charging? If so, has it benefited when you show a client your track record?

And to flat out answer you question, I charged $1000…"
Mar 17, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"Concerning my dad working his carpet cleaning business:

"Far from 'devaluing your craft,' when you clean people's homes and businesses for free, you are improving, elevating, and perfecting your craft, whenever you clean carpet with pure motives,…"
Mar 17, 2016
Olmnilnlolm replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
""When you do stuff for free you are devaluing the craft hurting yourself, fellow composers, and music itself."

With all due respect, I would say that this is absolutely untrue, in every important respect: moral, psychological, social and aesthetic.…"
Mar 16, 2016
Rafał Żebrowski replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"You should also consider the fact that a decent client wouldn't ask for free stuff."
Mar 16, 2016
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to DJHill's discussion Did you start film scoring as a volunteer "contract"?
"When you do stuff for free you are devaluing the craft hurting yourself, fellow composers, and music itself."
Mar 16, 2016

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