THE WEB OPERA played to rave reviews at the February 2020 Music & Dance Festival in Los Angeles. Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Michael Roth: Two things, really. First, aesthetic and somewhat practical: whenever I’ve met a writer over the past 10 years or so who’s wanted to collaborate on an… Continue reading Interview with Composer Michael Roth (THE WEB OPERA)
What an honor it was to chat with composer Mateo Messina. Such a talented and positive guy. I was inspired after our 30 minute chat, I have to admit. A total pro who teaches you in this interview many things, including that it’s not a bad thing to sneak into buildings in order to forward… Continue reading Interview with Composer Mateo Messina (JUNO, BLOCKERS)
Jeff Russo is one of the most talented musicians and composers working in the industry today. His list of credits in the last 9 years is loaded with successful TV series and movies. In the last 2 years alone his has composed for the series Bull, Legion, Counterpart, Star Trek: Discovery, Lucifer, and his Emmy… Continue reading Interview with Composer Jeff Russo (Emmy Winner FARGO TV series)
Gilde has been in the business for over 20 years and has over 80 credits to his name. It was an honor to interview the extremely talented musician and composer: Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Was music something you always wanted to do as your career? Gilde Flores: I was born and… Continue reading Interview with Composer Gilde Flores (Total Divas, The Wolverine)
Michael Abels is an African-American composer known for his orchestra works Global Warming, Delights & Dances, and Urban Legend, and choral pieces such as Be The Change and Limitless. “GET OUT” was his first foray as a composer in the film industry, and it definitely won’t be his last. It was great interviewing this extremely… Continue reading Interview with Composer/Musician Michael Abels (GET OUT)
Dominic Lewis is a pure talent in the industry. He is a master vocalist, and composer of the new film “Money Monster”, directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney & Julia Roberts. I had the privilege to interview him and talk about his career and the art of music in film.
What a joy it was to chat with the extremely talented composer David Buckley. You can hear his music every Sunday on the hit TV series “The Good Wife”. He was also the composer on the upcoming film “The Nice Guys”, directed by Shane Black.
To learn more about David, you can go to his website: http://davidbuckleymusic.net/
Not really. Music is something I’ve always done. I was arranging for bands and choirs from junior high on. I went to NYU film school with the intention of becoming a director or screenwriter, but over time I discovered that my musical abilities were more unique and more marketable.
SOUND DESIGN FILMMAKING NOTES Film Post Production and What Is Sound Design? The process of creating the soundtrack for the visuals of a film. Since silent films began to talk, filmmakers have been looking to improve the post production of their film. It has become a whole new creative world as people like George Lucas… Continue reading SOUND Design, Effects, and Musical Design in Film. Tips