CHAPTER 17

Swinging For The Fences


 

CHAPTER 17 - PHOTO GALLERY

The author works with the brass during a film score recording session / Disney's Jets / Sheena Douggal with Inspire: The Chicago Spire Art Film /Doug Chiang with Robota: Reign of Machines / Paul Currie with The Fourth Magi  /Terence Murtagh with Unseen Universe, Tales of a Time Traveler / Main Theme Demo for Disney's Jungle Cruise / Lost Treasure Hunt TV Show / BTS recording sessions from this chapter


 

CHAPTER 17 - EXCERPT

But when I learned that Howard Shore’s music budget for a single film was literally a hundred times greater than my entire LOTR franchise themes music budget, I felt angry, hoodwinked, and naive. My prior thrill with game music money now seemed like the Emperor’s new clothes.

I had stumbled upon a dirty little secret. There was an astonishing contrast between the money lavished on blockbuster film music versus the money doled out for video game music. As much as I loved my friends and clients in gaming, as much as I savored the artistic and technical challenges of game music, I was now aware of a staggeringly more fertile financial pasture.

In the remainder of this chapter, I will share my many colorful attempts to scale the barrier between game music and film music. Or to use another analogy, my attempts to go all-in for a home run, swinging for the fences of a Hollywood blockbuster film score…

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CHAPTER 17 - MUSIC GALLERY