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Comments about the soundtrack for Finding Nemo (Thomas Newman)

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Re: You know who you should get into is....
• Posted by: B. Robert Tanner
• Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at 4:35 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: You know who you should get into is.... (Amuro)

I noticed you said you want to be a film composer. If I may give some advice? I've scored a few independant films (and I'll be heading to USC for the one year film scoring program soon, then begin breaking in to the "big time" so to speak) and believe me when I tell you that if all you listen to is Williams and Horner, you are in for some tough times.

Not to say that Williams and Horner are bad, they're great. But you've got to have very broad horizons. Director's want their composers to be adaptable. If all you hear is certain things, you will not be prepared for other genres. At minimum, you should own soundtracks by at least 20 composers. But more is good (I myself have some from over 40). Listen, listen, listen and write, write, write. Over time, you will find your own musical "voice" and style. Best of luck to you! The craft of composing is hard and only a few can learn it (much less master it), if you try hard enough and long enough, and you have the talent, you'll have no problem.

> I listened to the audio clips up near the middle of the page...


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