The Emerging Film Composer finds Richard Bellis tackling the many issues that arise for today's film composer — from the art and craft of writing music to picture, the day-to-day life of a film composer to easily surfing the waters between creativity and business practicalities. Bellis is an Emmy Award-winning composer who also serves on the faculty of the USC Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program and has taught film scoring at UCLA Extension. He is a past president of the Society of Composers & Lyricists and has served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The book is available at www.richardbellis.com.
Want to get more information about film composing from the composers themselves? Then check out Inside Film Music: Composers Speak, a collection of candid interviews with numerous top film composers, compiled by first-time author Christian DesJardins. Featured interviewees include John Barry, Jan Kaczmarek, Rachel Portman, Stephen Warbeck and Gabriel Yared. Silman-James Press (www.silmanjamespress.com).