Our neurons and synapses are constantly making connections and firing, resulting in an array of random ideas but only a select few will coalesce into a tangible project.
Filming segments from upcoming CD Signing Event(s)
We are attending the Varese Sarabande Horror Box Set signing this month to obtain footage for use in the film. We hope to capture the interactions of fans with the composers as well as talk with s few fans and composers as well.
It was decided that the video was not to their satisfaction and they passed on using the footage. However, some of it will appear in the Score Trek Documentary.
Research, Research, and More Research
As the title states...Research.
Completed Interview with Christophr Young
Wrapped his interview successfully. We may be getting to follow along on a project of his from which the footage taken will get to be used as part of ur documentary.
Performed a Test Shoot with Vincent Gillioz
To improve our set time before interviews, where and when applicable or capable, we are conducting earl test shoots with the interviewee. This is helping in our set-up and prep for the actual shoot.
We completed filming the panel discussion with a multi-camera set-up. The next steps are to start the editing process.
Pre-Interview Meeting with Nick Redman
Met with Nick Redman today to discuss the project in greater detail and he agreed to be interviewed. We will be scheduling interview times for October.
Pre-Interview meeting with Neil S. Bulk
Met with Neil S. Bulk today to discuss the project in greater detail and he agreed to be interviewed. We will be scheduling interview times for October.
Pre-Interview meeting with Vincent Gillioz
Met with Vincent Gillioz today to discuss the project in greater detail and he agreed to be interviewed. We will be scheduling interview times for October.
Reaching out to next round of potential interviewees
Contacting the next round of individuals to see if they ae interested in participating in the documentary. Among those I reached out to are the following: Mike Matessino, Richard Band, Daniel Hersch, Ford Thaxton, Chris Stone, John Debney, Marco Beltrami, Jeff Bond, John Takis, David C. Fein, Jeff Bond, John Takis, Jon Burlingame, Tim Grieving, Richard Kraft, Laura Karpman, Anne Dudely, Rachel Portman, and John O'Callaghan.
DVDs are pressed, packaging completed and boxed up ready to ship out to the individuals who reserved their copies.
TCC to Film and Document FFM7
Peter Hackman who runs the anual event asked if we might film the entire event since we were already going to be filming parts of it for our documentary. We agreed with great glee. We went to the location in which the event is held annually to assess shooting needs as well as met with Peter to discuss the "Dos and Don'ts".
The location is The Bridge Recording studio tucked away in Glendale, CA. It is a very nice and modern recording stage where the scores for TV shows are recorded. One day we might be back to document an actual recording session.
Fans of Film Music to Participate in Documentary
For the segment of the documentary near the end that deals with the marketing and promotional aspects of a soundtrack's release, Fans of Film Music 7 will be featured as one of several social events that help take part in the marketing and promotional process not just in the CDs themselves but moreso in bringing composers and the consumers / fans together.
Pre-Interview meeting with Robert Townson of Varese Sarabande
Met Robert Townson in person today to discuss Score Trek in detail. He finds the project quiteinteresting and a great segment of the soundtrack world that is not so publicized. We shared ideas and discussed film scores in general. It was a great meeting. TCC is working around his busy schedule to schedule his interview for Score trek as well as review archival materials that we may use in the documentary.
Interview Scheduling Begins
In two weeks we will finally begin our long awaited moment in which we can finally begin conducting interviews for our documentary. The first up will be Lukas Kendall of FSM, Liner Notes Writer Daniel Schweiger the film composer Christopher Young, Matt and Michael from La La Land records, and Varese Sarabande's head man Robert Townson but not necessarily in that order. These three are just the first of our much longer laundry list of individuals we intend to interview moving forward.
Finalizing the DVD Packaging Design
In the next week we will be finalizing the Package Design. We will post it online here and on our social media sites.
DVD Release Resumes
After working out some legal loopholes on the part of the client, the DVD we made of the shoot we did of the live performance will finally see a release but for archival and promotional use only. Those who receive copies cannot resell it but they can retain as many copies as they want and give out as many as they want for free.
DVD Release Delayed
Some legal loopholes on the part of the client were discovered regarding our ability to release and profit from this DVD release. We are looking into alternative solutions so that we may still at least legally release the DVD (and our hard work) even if not making a profit will result.
Editing, Motion Titles, and Menu Designs
All four performances are each having their multi-camera Angeles edited together and the recorded audio synced up. The Opening and closing credits sequences have been designed and are being animated. Our static DVD menus are also undergoing design and before long implementation. We intend to have the DVDs ready for shipment by the end of July 2016.
Pre-Interview meeting with Composer Christopher Young
Met with Mr. Young at his office before heading out to have lunch to discuss this documentary with him and simply get to know him better. It was a wonderful time and he agreed to be part of the documentary.
Robert Townson agrees to be in our Documentary
Through perseverance and determination, we managed to get Robert Townson of Varese Sarabande to take part in our documentary. There was much pushback from others who surround Mr. Townson at Varese Sarabande who told us straight out that he nor the company would ever participate in such a documentary. We found a way to get to him and get him to agree and we did so in such a manner that was not obtrusive nor harassing.
Refocused the themes and direction for the documentary. New Outline is being drafted and changes to the questions that will be asked of those individuals to be interviewed.
we are focusing on our documentary at the moment. We are open to taking on small projects but at the moment we have not had time to reach out and obtain any new projects. If you have one that you think we might be interested in, by all means, contact us.
A documentary that will follow the process of what it takes to bring a film score into the marketplace whether on CD or on streaming services. This will not focus on the composer's creative journey but rather that of the collaboration between the composer and the specialty music labels embark on together as well as the creative and business compromises that both sides must face.Review Project Details
An animated web series that is inspired by the life events of not just the founder of The Creative Cortex, but the team and eventually the public. It will follow the character through a variety of absurdly humorous events that won't take much to embellish as the events they are based on were in and of themselves absurd to begin with.