An introduction to the People, Problems and Psychology of the Film Music Business
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First off, I liked the book. It was an easy read. Very practical, light, and enjoyable. I like that. I like to get through a book and be on to another, with the feeling of accomplishment. The writer states his views but is not too opinionated. I like that too.
For somebody who is brand new to the business, I think this is a wonderful book and would highly recommend.
Personally, I find most of what is in this book to be common sense and very basic. So, I don't feel that I got a TON from it. BUT I think that this book could help others more than me and I DID still learn some things. And It is always good to hear it from someone else who has much more experience in the business.
With the digital age changing so many things, I would be interested in reading an updated book from this author in the future.
Thanks for the good read, Richard.
I have been working/writing professionally in the studio environment as a composer and pianist for about 3 years now, and I'll have to say that Richard Bellis has certainly put together a wonderful collection of information within this quick and easy to read book! I have to say that I laughed out loud during half of the book because almost every single "problem" scenario he mentions has already come up in my own work one way or another.... Even within the short amount of time I've actually been out working! The book is a testament to understanding that you will deal with problem solving throughout your entire career, and you are you are giving yourself a leg up by educating yourself about these scenarios! Whether it's studio problems, dealing with producers, or trying to cover your ass when things get chaotic ... The foundation of how to deal with these things are in this book! It's a wonderful read, and it has great value to the professional as well as those who are just starting...
Many of you believe it's a tell all book or almost boring book to barely put your hands too. To me, all the details the award winning composer talks in this book speaks for itself.
I myself love music, grew up listening to music, play the trumpet and all.
I can't say much about this book I'm reading, I think it shows some missing points they don't tell you from other books, classes or schools. Once you observe and do your homework, you surely will tell the difference.
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