September 29th 2017
This past Monday we all presented our project outlines for the Music Capstone class, and there were so many great ideas! I was honestly quite torn on what to choose for my project, right up to the bitter end. Like I mentioned in my previous entry, I was strongly considering a project based around my band. But after much reflection, I decided to focus my efforts on building my composer portfolio. Regardless of this class, I know launching my band's new album will be a great experience, and I know we'll pool our efforts to make a cool music video. But in the end, I'd like to take this Music Capstone opportunity to take the next big step forward as I pursue a career composing for film, TV, and games. That is to say to diversify my work and experience as a composer, and to improve on this website to build a professional-level composer profile online with the intent of making myself more appealing to new media creators. The project will culminate in a "demo reel" of sorts that will highlight the new diversity of my work.
I wrote this about a year ago:
I managed to check off a few of them, but not nearly as many as I'd like. This list will form the basis for my composition agenda, with the addition of ample reference material, and a list of composer pastiches. One by one, I plan on dedicating two weeks to tackle each film style/genre/pastiche, then reassess the process at November's end. So I should have four varied pieces by then. For pastiches, the process will include a close and documented analysis of a piece or movement by one of my favourite composers. To identify its various elements so I can try making use of them.
Here's what my schedule is looking like for October:
Establish composition agenda
Devote every two weeks to exploring and achieving new work in an unexplored style,
genre, pastiche, or emotional cue (reassess this process after two months, end of
Scrutinize distinguished composers' online profiles, identify desirable elements
Reach out to directors, studios, and peers for collaboration and guidance
Identify upcoming industry events for networking
Looking forward to fulfilling this project! Here a pic of me at my home studio:
Thanks for reading! More updates to come.