Hiring the Composer

Most filmmakers appreciate the importance of the film score, but their method of budgeting time and money often makes it difficult, if not impossible for the composer to do the best job possible. Composers are generally hired during post-production, a hectic time when the composer is given a very short time to create a “masterpiece.” Composer’s agent, Linda Kordek, believes these expectations can sometimes be unrealistic since the composing process is a creative one which requires time. She feels that filmmakers greatly compromise the quality of the score when they make composers rush through the process. Ms. Kordek believes that the filmmaker should hire the composer
as early on in the process as possible. In fact, she suggests that the composer be hired during preproduction….

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