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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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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 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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From Silence To Sound. The ‘My Love’ Experience

It is interesting to discover that every sound in the Abdiel/Destra music video (except the monologue in the beginning and the music) was all constructed. There was silence at the beginning and end of the music video and that the audio world was constructed from scratch to further the story of what was seen on […]

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A Story, a Podcast and Gunshots!!

A story, a podcast and gunshots!! Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space since 2013 producing extraordinary works via internet file transfers.. Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space since 2013 producing extraordinary […]

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GIVE ME TWO STOP MOTION ANIMATION DOUBLES WITH SLIGHT PEPPER!!

Imagine this ….. a story steeped in Japanese culture transposed to an aspect of the West Indian experience via stop-motion animation and all connected by food ….. from sushi to doubles. Somewhere in between I came in. So…. um …. what is a Doubles? What is a doubles you ask? For the uninitiated this is […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley –   In the previous blog in this series I mentioned that vocalists should not only look at one income stream in the use of […]