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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Adding a musical soundtrack to your film can be one of the most frustrating parts of making a movie. You can’t add contemporary music because paying the license fees to obtain copyrighted music will cost you an arm and a leg. Stock music is typically expensive or cheesy or both. Even if you can find good stock music, it’s difficult to find music that will properly match the emotional parts of the narrative.

Hiring a musician to create a custom score is one of the best options if you’re lucky enough to know a good, reliable musician that will work cheap and has the proper recording equipment. You may want to make changes to ...

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