1989 – Best. Year. Ever. (so far)

I had only been in the union for three years and a full music editor for fewer than two in 1989, so saying it was my best year ever in show business might not be saying much … but let me tell you about it and then you be the judge. D’oh! There’s more to read…

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Music Editing 101 – Scource

In a previous post I told you there are four types of music cues in a film or TV show: score, source, montage, and musical production number. After I spotted this week’s episode I realized I forgot to include one other type: scource (pronounced skorss). The name comes from score + source = scource. D’oh! There’s more to read…

Music Editing 101 – Breakdown Notes

It’s been nearly a week since we spotted the first SIMSPONS episode of the new season. The spotting notes have been prepared and distributed and now I’m deep into step 3 out of my 7 steps of music editing: breakdown notes. D’oh! There’s more to read…

A Door Closes, A Window Opens

“Welcome to Universal Studios, E.T.’s home away from home.”

That was part of our opening spiel on the tour in the 80s. I went back to full-time tour guide duty in the fall of 1986 after being let go from Segue Music. A bummer, to be sure, but at least I had a job that I enjoyed, could support my family and could still pursue finding another music editing gig without the barrier of not being in the union. The tour would be my “home away from home” for a while longer.

D’oh! There’s more to read…

Music Editing 101 – Music Spotting Notes

Our first spotting session is finished and here are the stats: 34 cues total which break down as 23 score cues, 8 source cues, and 3 “format” cues – format cues include the Main Title, End Credits, Gracie Films Logo, and the Fox logo. The guest star for this episode is Kiefer Sutherland playing a character with a secret past, fans of TOP CHEF will also get a special treat, and we reveal the results of the NEDNA Internet voting. D’oh! There’s more to read…