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My First Stage32 Livestream Interview

Stage32 Instagram Live Interview, 22 October 2020 Stage32 asked me to be an interviewee on their Instagram Live to talk about my blog, ‘How to Market Yourself as a Film Composer’. It was AWESOME!! I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity. This is from their Instagram post: “Our Director of Content @taylorcbaker is joined […]

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My Second Guest Blog on Stage32

How to Market Yourself as a Film Composer This is the second guest blog that Stage32 asked me to contribute to their website. The first blog went very well and I was fortunate to have great responses and private message across social media. I am a proud member of them since 2011. Since its inception, […]

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The Cue Tube – First Composer Roundtable Discussion

When a group of Composers get together …… October 4, 2020. I am honoured to be part of the FIRST Round Table Discussion of scoring to Film with a panel of Composers from different backgrounds and different spheres of experience. This session was put together under ‘The Cue Tube – Where Music Meets Film’, with […]

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My First Ever Guest Blog on Stage32

Film Composers – Your Attention Please! (Part 1) Stage32 asked me to contribute a series of blogs to be featured their website. I happily said yes since I am a proud member of them since 2011. Since its inception, Stage32 grew to become the world’s largest social network and educational hub for film, television & […]

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Film Scoring and Sound Design — Advice

Warning — Long read. Good morning everyone. From my last article I have been receiving private messages from people asking for advice/pointers on how to start/get into the fields of Film Scoring and/or Sound Design. The following is one of the responses I gave. Good afternoon (name withheld) how are you? Here are some pointers. Part […]

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A Short Announcement

I am very happy to announce that I am the FIRST PERSON IN THE COUNTRY to have the ‘Sound Design’ category on the Certificate of Recognition from the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and The Arts (and yes I did ask them and it was verified). I am certified as a Cultural Worker under this […]

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Lock On – The Intro Soundtrack (part 3 of 3)

‘Lock On’ required engaging the viewer the second the music video starts. This means that, along with the Visuals and Sound Design, the music must set the mood and immerse the viewer into the scene. The first blog was about the elements that went into the Sound Design while the second blog dealt mainly Sound Design in terms […]

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Lock On – The Steps of Blaxx (part 2 of 3)

‘Lock On’ has various Sound Design elements that one may not notice but if absent, or if done incorrectly, will take the viewer out of the experience the Director wants the audience to feel. Some of these elements were described in my previous blog . The process of walking is something we all observe in nature and will instinctively […]

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Lock On — Papers, Printers and Police (part 1 of 3)

‘Lock On’ was a music video that I had a lot of fun creating the Sound Design and composing the Intro Soundtrack for. It is a combination of suspense, storyline, culture though music and cinema. I had the honour of having a role in setting the mood via audio at the start of the music […]

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TEN SECONDS

Ten seconds …. that’s all you have ….. ten seconds. Ten seconds to make an impact, ten seconds to establish your identity, ten seconds to make a lasting impression. This was the constraint I was faced with when I created the Sound Design for the ident of Creative Compass Design Studios. This studio is founded […]