Film.Music.Media was on the red carpet to get exclusive interviews from some of the most legendary composers in the business. These aren't the usual in-depth audio interviews that F.M.M is known for, but rather short video interviews taking a glimpse inside some amazing talent as they celebrated each other's accomplishments at the 2013 BMI Film/TV Awards at The Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
Cliff Martinez (2013 Richard Kirk Award):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews the brilliant Cliff Martinez about receiving the prestigious Richard Kirk Award. Cliff also talks about his work with Steven Soderbergh, his score for Spring Breakers and his work with Nicolas Winding Refn on Drive and Only God Forgives.
Joe Kraemer (Jack Reacher):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews Joe Kraemer about his fantastic score to Jack Reacher. Joe shares about his collaboration with Christopher McQuarrie and the balance they had to strike with sound effects and music. Joe also talks about doing a commentary track for the Blu-ray release of Jack Reacher and how very few composers actually do them.
Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3 / Now You See Me):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews Brian Tyler about his upcoming score for Now You See Me. Brian also talks about scoring video games, which he still actively does. The Iron Man 3 composer talks about the strength of a melody and how that's key for an action score.
David Buckley (The Good Wife / Parker):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews the fantastic David Buckley about his work on the hit-series The Good Wife. David talks about scoring the show that is going into its 5th season and how the music has evolved over the course of the show's run. He also talks about his score to Parker and the key to a successful modern action score. David also reflects on how action scoring has evolved over the years.
iZLER (Shameless / Revenge):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews the charismatic iZLER whose amazing music can be heard every week on ABC's Revenge or Showtime's Shameless. He discusses the differences between scoring a network show and a cable show as well as what makes up his process for getting into the right emotional mindset to write.
Mark Isham (42 / Once Upon A Time):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews the magnificent Mark Isham whose wonderful score accompanied 42. Mark talks about crafting a score for a drama that is based on a real historical figure with Jackie Robinson's story. Also the fact that the music paints a portrait of a man while injecting a bit of Americana into the soundscape to establish setting. Mark also shares a bit about his work for Once Upon A Time on ABC and the new spin-off Once Upon A Time In Wonderland.
Christopher Lennertz (Revolution / Identity Thief):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews the supremely talented Christopher Lennertz. Chris talks about expanding his musical soundscape for Revolution with Season 2 on the horizon. He also talks about his performance at the Varese Sarabande 35th Anniversary Gala Concert that took place in San Pedro, CA with the GSPO. Chris also shares about his collaboration with Adam director Max Mayer on their new film As Cool As I Am starring Claire Danes and James Marsden.
Mark Mothersbaugh (Hotel Transylvania):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews the wonderful Mark Mothersbaugh. I date myself quickly talking about Rugrats, but we go right into discussing his collaboration with director Wes Anderson. He also shares a bit about his writing process and what he hones in on for inspiration. Mark composed the score for the animated family hit Hotel Transylvania earlier this year.
Thomas Newman (Skyfall):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews the amazing Thomas Newman who talks about his score for Skyfall. Newman discusses the approach for Skyfall and taking on a Bond score. He also shares about his collaborative process with director Sam Mendes.
John Williams (Lincoln):
Film.Music.Media's Kaya Savas interviews the legendary John Williams. John shares how his collaborative process with Steven Spielberg has changed over the years. John talks about Star Wars: Episode VII and his involvement. We also discuss if there is any particular score left that he'd like to attempt as well as his views on the current state of film music. I also ask him if he's heard Hans Zimmer's Man Of Steel music yet. A true honor to speak with a legend.