Score – Film Music Under a Fresh Lens

June 5, 2017 | By

Mat Schrader’s Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016) has its share of Canadian talent, including Mychael Danna (Life of Pi).


Playing this week at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is Matt Schrader’s long-awaited Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016), which seeks to explain the nuances of film scoring via an extensive array of heavy hitters, including Hans Zimmer, Marco Beltrami, Howard Shore, Quincy Jones, and Canadians Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) and Christophe Beck (Frozen).

It’s a good doc with a lot of packed content that should inform newcomers to film music with its examinations of composing, experimentation, recording, mixing, and the inevitable fear big names and small admit to experiencing after they’ve landed a plum job and must figure out where to begin.




Mark R. Hasan, Editor

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