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 2014 BMI Film/TV Awards at The Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
All Interviews Conducted By:
Mychael Danna: (2014 Richard Kirk Award Winner)
Oscar-winner Mychael Danna was the guest of honor of the evening with the presentation of the Richard Kirk Award. He chats briefly about winning the Oscar for Life Of Pi, working with his brother and his score for Transcendence.
Composer David Buckley chats briefly about scoring the long-running and acclaimed series, The Good Wife. He talks about finally being able to compile a soundtrack album, and how he decided to build suites and re-record them to make it the best listening experience possible.
Composer Fil Eisler chats briefly about scoring the increasingly popular Revenge on ABC. He speaks about scoring with a live orchestra every week, and how all the different genre elements come into play.
James Newton Howard:
Academy Award nominated composer James Newton Howard chats briefly about his recent score to Maleficent and how he decided to approach the character. He also mentions how the film's stunning visuals helped mold his score.
Composer Joe Kraemer chats briefly about his recent score to the thriller Favor where the film required a much more precise approach versus Jack Reacher.
With recent hits like Ride Along and Think Like A Man Too, Christopher Lennertz speaks briefly on how to approach comedy from a scoring standpoint. He talks about what a good comedy score should do in order to have a successful effect on the audience. He also shares what it's like to go through the cancellation of a project such as Revolution.
Composer Dino Meneghin speaks briefly on his score for the hit-series Teen Wolf and how working with a show-runner who is a film score buff creates paths for discussion and creativity.
Emmy-winning composer Trevor Morris chats briefly about his score for the hit-series Vikings and how his music has evolved over the course of the show. He also talks about starting his scoring process early on his next film, Michiel de Ruyter.
The talented Atli Örvarsson chats briefly about scoring two of network television's biggest shows, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire. He talks about how he found the sound for the two different shows as well as how he brought them together for the crossover episode.
The amazing John Ottman talks about working on Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past as the composer as well as the editor. He speaks about finally being able to bring continuity to the franchise and how he wanted to incorporate his themes back into the world of X-Men.
The very busy Brian Tyler talks about his recent Marvel hits like Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. He talks coming into these franchises that already had established themes and trying to bring his own flair to the characters. Brian also discusses how he might approach the anticipated Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Composer Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) talks about his recent string of hits including Divergent and 300: Rise Of An Empire. He also talks about working with Hans Zimmer and all the things collaborating with Hans has taught him over the years.
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