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The 2014 BMI Film/TV Awards: Exclusive Red Carpet Interviews

posted Jun 27, 2014, 11:01 AM by Kaya Savas   [ updated Jun 27, 2014, 12:09 PM ]
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:
Kaya Savas

Camera:
Brad Bradley



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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Mychael Danna



David Buckley:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: David Buckley



Fil Eisler:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Fil Eisler



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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: James Newton Howard



Joe Kraemer:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Joe Kraemer



Christopher Lennertz:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Christopher Lennertz



Dino Meneghin:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Dino Meneghin



Trevor Morris:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Trevor Morris



Atli Örvarsson:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Atli Örvarsson



John Ottman:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: John Ottman



Brian Tyler:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Brian Tyler



Junkie XL:
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.

2014 BMI Film/TV Awards Red Carpet Interview: Junkie XL





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Didn't catch Film.Music.Media's coverage of last year's BMI Awards? Then click here to check out all the great interviews from last year including the great John Williams.