Snow White Master Score
What can we learn from this book? Well, if nothing else, how few sound effects really are needed when the music tells the story! Through my many years in the business I have worked with dozens of sound effects guys who wanted to heap everything they could think of into those tracks. Luckily on some projects (like my I was able to control the final mix and had a lot ox extraneous effects removed or at least "pulled down a lot." Miffy the Movie had a full score, 63 minutes of music for a 70 minute film, so a lot of effects bit the dust there. If only to see how this can be done properly so it works, the book is well worth the $300 it costs! But just following along with this score, together with the film - it gives you a whole new understanding of storytelling, and music written to beats. Plus - it is just a great book. Get it now!
(My thanks to Jonathan Heely, Geena Downey, Lisa Janacua, Karen Smith, and of course Russell Schroeder and Alex Rannie!)