1. An inside look at one composer’s scoring process

2. Composing a Film Score (Part 1): an in-depth look (Logic Pro X)

3. How to Make Epic Film Music: Getting Started

4. One composer/many styles

5. A good “Quick Guide” to film scoring

6. More detailed film scoring tips

7. Interesting look at adding sound AND music to film

8. Interesting look at the themes used in “The Lord Of The Rings”

9. How Film Scores Play With Our Brains

10. The Beginning Film Composer-Choosing a Digital Audio Workstation & Virtual Instrument Library

11. How to choose a Digital Audio Workstation

12. Wonderful collection of technical & theoretical film scoring videos

13. Brian Tyler describes his scoring process

14. Hans Zimmer doco

15. Link to Hans Zimmer masterclass vids

16. Link to “Score – A Film Music Documentary” to buy or stream

17. Video chat with Danny Elfman

18. Video chat with Harry Gregson-Williams

19. Video chat with Blake Neely

20. Video chat with David Newman

21. John Powell Masterclass

22. Harry Gregson-Williams Composing Process

23. Setting Up Your Studio-Film Composer Hardware

24. Scoring a Film using GarageBand

25. Tutorial on using Logic Pro X using Mad Max: Fury Road

26. Tim Davies: composer, orchestrator & finale wizard – interviews, tutorials and more

27. Subscription tutorial websites – software, techniques, artist interviews, analysis and more: and

28. Online courses on composing, orchestrating, software and more




1. On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring
– Fred Karlin & Rayburn Wright

2. The Emerging Film Composer: An Introduction to the People, Problems, and Psychology of the Film Music Business
– Richard Bellis

3. Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer: A Practical Guide to Writing and Sequencing for the Studio Orchestra
– Andrea Pejrolo

4. Guerrilla Film Scoring: Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers
– Jeremy Borum

5. Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music
– Andy Hill

6. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction
– Kathryn Kalinak

7. Complete Guide to Film Scoring: The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TV
– Richard Davis

8. SCORE: A Film Music Documentary – The Interviews 2-Disc Bonus Features DVD Set
– Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Brian Tyler, Garry Marshall, John Powell, et al.

9. The Study of Orchestration (Fourth Edition)
– Samuiel Adler

10. The Contemporary Arranger: Definitive Edition
– Don Sebesky

11. Essential Dictionary of Orchestration: The Most Practical and Comprehensive Resource for Composers, Arrangers and Orchestrators (Essential Dictionary Series)
– Dave Black & Tom Gerou

12. Exploring Film Music
– Dorricott & Allan

13. Music Composition for Film & Television
– Lalo Schifrin

14. The Music of the Lord of The Rings Films
– Doug Adams

15. How Ravel Orchestrated: Mother Goose Suite
– Peter Lawrence Alexander

16. Composing Music for Film
– Jack Smalley

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