September 13, 2014

WFS understand music
Music is another one of the elements of filmmaking that many people overlook. This week I’m talking about why music is so important, and sharing some tips for how to improve the music in your films!


When it comes to film music I imagine that we all fall into one of three categories:

  • I compose / record my own music
  • I use royalty free music
  • I work with composers who make music for me

This weeks video aims to inspire you to give music the attention it deserves, which ever category you are part of!

Check out the episode here:

Some of my favourite film scores:

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – Ennio Morricone

Jurassic Park – John Williams

 Rush РHans Zimmer

Finding Nemo – Thomas Newman

Gladiator – Hans Zimmer

Inception – Hans Zimmer

Gravity – Steven Price

American Outlaws – Trevor Rabin

Hancock – John Powell

The Time Machine – Klaus Badelt

Backdraft – Hans Zimmer

The Hobbit – Howard Shore


What Music Gear Do I Use?



logicLogic Pro X logicLogic Pro X
keyboardMini Keyboard keyboardMini Keyboard
speakersM-Audio Studiophile AV 40 speakersM-Audio Studiophile AV 40 
zoomZoom H5 zoomZoom H5

A great example of why music is important in filmmaking:




Simon Cade

Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.