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Monday, November 19, 2007

New Book: From the Classroom to the Scoring Stage

The College Student's Guide to Landing a Job in the Film Scoring Business

($19.95 - 77 pages, Downloadable)

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Author Sean McMahon has created a unique and valuable resource for anyone looking to gain experience working with a film composer. The book has a singular goal: to get the reader working for a composer as soon as possible.
McMahon spent the last three years deep in the trenches of the film music scene as a composer?s assistant developing hands-on experience finding work with different film composers and maintaining that work. He recently began his own career as a composer and orchestrator and wants to share the knowledge he acquired along the often bumpy and turbulent road as a composer?s assistant in hopes that it can provide a much more direct path for aspiring film composers on the cusp of beginning their careers.
In his years of working as a composer assistant he worked with four different composers, spending the majority of his time working for composer Christopher Young on films including "The Grudge," "Beauty Shop," "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose," "Lucky You," "Ghost Rider," "The Grudge 2," and most recently, "Spider-Man 3."
This insightful book discusses an insider's perspective about what composers are looking for in assistants and is invaluable to those looking to begin or expand their careers by working with composers.
Here's what some assistants to top film composers say about this book:
"To the best of my knowledge there is not a book out there that focuses on the multi-tasked life of a film composer?s assistant. You will soon discover that Sean worked for me for three years, and as a consequence I have been blessed to become close to him. He did a fantastic job for me as my assistant, and has done a fantastic job once again in putting together this, his first book."- Christopher Young

"Sean McMahon is well qualified to provide advice on such an elusive subject as how to get work as a composer's assistant. This book provides useful insight and relevant anecdotes on how to be successful when you do get your shot. Recommended reading for anybody wanting to work in the film music world."- Christian Bacon Assistant to James Newton Howard

"Utilizing his education and professional experience, Sean McMahon gives the aspiring film composer an insightful go-to guide. From must-have technical skills, to interviewing techniques, to developing relationships with others and much much more, Sean explains in a clearly written manual what it takes to break-in to the film scoring world. I highly recommend this book to emerging film composers and also those already working in the industry who may want to expand their knowledge. I wish this book was available when I moved to Los Angeles!"- Chandra Cogburn Assistant to Steve Jablonsky and Harry Gregson-Williams

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Source: Film Music News