Chapter 10

Finding and Editing Music

Remember this:

There’s no reason a film can’t have a fully professional-sounding score, even on a limited budget. But doing it the wrong way can get you into serious legal and financial trouble.

Today’s music libraries have an incredible range of good music. If you take some time, you’ll find exactly what you need.

Music editing isn’t difficult once you apply a little ear (and finger) training.

Even before they learned to talk, movies had music. Every theater had at least a piano player; bigger houses had elaborate organs that could also make sound effects and some even had small orchestras. While the choice of music was often at the whim of theater management, the more important feature films ...

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