Animation Feature – The Glass is Half Full
John Williams was speaking of his early days in the business, how he got hired to do TV shows and had to do a 20 minute score every week, by hand, without an orchestrator.
He said that this was the kind of training you can’t buy! And he is right.
The good news is that it appears I will be getting that kind of training on the animated feature film.
The bad news is because the film is behind schedule, and we are now having problems with the video file uploads which will take perhaps up to a week or two to get solved.
On the positive side: this has given me time to find out that my MIDI controller was dying and get a new one installed. And now my 10 year old printer has died, so I got another one this morning.
This would have been hard to do in the heat of composition.
Also on the positive side, I am getting more time to prepare my themes, look at films for models and analyze scores. This should, hopefully, make the score better.
The rate at which I will have to write will be great training for sure, and I am thankful for that, and will also mean that there will be no time for rewrites. That’s not a bad thing.
I will most likely come out of the other end of this process forever cured of “paralysis by analysis!” And that’s a good thing, right?
Also positive is that, all the problems with codecs and files getting truncated while uploaded to the FTP got me learning t0ns about subjects I knew very little about. I will end up really knowing lots about video formats and ftp (thanks to Chris, my guardian-angel/computer tech!). And that’s good too, right?
Still, I can’t help feeling slightly stressed out… and that’s not good…
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