Higher Education

Keeping Score, 1st Edition

  • Tom Hoover
  • ISBN-10: 1435454774  |  ISBN-13: 9781435454774
  • 272 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.25

About

Overview

The movie, Jaws. The main character, a vicious shark coursing through the deep blue ocean taking victims along the way. Who among us can’t hum the ominous musical accompaniment to this? Would Jaws be what it is today without its recognizable score? What about the theme to Star Wars? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Movies and music go hand in hand, neither can exist alone. Is the “shower scene” in Psycho made eerier with the musical score that plays hauntingly in the background? Absolutely! For some, simply hearing the music from movies such as The Exorcist is enough to evoke goose bumps and shivers. Music is powerful. Music is moving. "Keeping Score" features interviews with the top composers of Hollywood from the worlds of film, television, and games. The insightful conversations are both entertaining and informative, taking the reader behind the scenes of the film scoring industry like never before. As you read about what the composers have to say, you’ll find that their words present a new manner in which the typical movie fans can access “behind-the-scenes” information about their favorite films. You’ll also notice that these composers are as creative with their words as they are with their music.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides interviews with such luminaries as David Newman (The Spirit, Serenity, Galaxy Quest), Brian Tyler (Rambo, The Fast and the Furious, Eagle Eye), Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter, Cheers), Geoff Zanelli (Disturbia, Hitman, Outlander, Pirates of the Caribbean), Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen), John Ottman (Superman Returns, Valkyrie), and more.
  • Provides new insight to the world of film business through frank discussions with film scorers.
  • Teaches readers more about their favorite composers and their creative inspirations.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Soundtrack Success: A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio Post-Production  (ISBN-10: 159863254X | ISBN-13: 9781598632545)

Whether you make narratives, documentaries, news shows, training videos, podcasts, games, or some other media, sound has a great impact on what people see, believe, and remember. When you dedicate attention to every element that makes up the whole soundtrack -- dialogue, sound effects, and music -- your story will hold more meaning for the audience, and you'll deliver your message in a more memorable way. Thankfully, putting together a better soundtrack is the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to make your production better. SOUNDTRACK SUCCESS will show you how to do it. It's a non-software-specific guide to the entire realm of audio post-production, with particular attention paid to fixing problems, sweetening sound, and pulling together a complete soundtrack. You'll learn how to use dialogue, voiceover, walla, backgrounds, sound effects, Foley, and music, and you'll discover how to record, edit, mix, master, and deliver high-quality and high-impact soundtracks. The companion DVD includes video tutorials and examples that further demonstrate the many concepts and techniques described in the book. This complete primer is your key to making soundtracks that soar.

List Price = $39.99  | CengageBrain Price = $39.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Student Supplements

Soundtrack Success: A Digital Storyteller's Guide to Audio Post-Production  (ISBN-10: 159863254X | ISBN-13: 9781598632545)

Whether you make narratives, documentaries, news shows, training videos, podcasts, games, or some other media, sound has a great impact on what people see, believe, and remember. When you dedicate attention to every element that makes up the whole soundtrack -- dialogue, sound effects, and music -- your story will hold more meaning for the audience, and you'll deliver your message in a more memorable way. Thankfully, putting together a better soundtrack is the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to make your production better. SOUNDTRACK SUCCESS will show you how to do it. It's a non-software-specific guide to the entire realm of audio post-production, with particular attention paid to fixing problems, sweetening sound, and pulling together a complete soundtrack. You'll learn how to use dialogue, voiceover, walla, backgrounds, sound effects, Foley, and music, and you'll discover how to record, edit, mix, master, and deliver high-quality and high-impact soundtracks. The companion DVD includes video tutorials and examples that further demonstrate the many concepts and techniques described in the book. This complete primer is your key to making soundtracks that soar.

List Price = $39.99  | CengageBrain Price = $39.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $24.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Tom Hoover

Tom Hoover is the owner of ScoreNotes.com and the author of Keeping Score, two related projects that showcase the personalities behind the music he enjoys most – original scores. Having interviewed many of the top artists in the field, Tom continues to enjoy spotlighting the unique talents of the scoring industry while also keeping an eye open for other creative ventures of interest.