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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Snow White Master Score

Snow White Master Score
Probably the best way of seeing the "voicing" of a picture is by looking at its mixing score, and this is now possible, for the first time, specifically for the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. You find this in the Snow White Master Score book that was recently issued, for which I wrote the bulk of the technical introduction, together with my friends Russell Schroeder and Alex Rannie. Let it be known that I am ready, willing and able to work on the intro to the Pinocchio Master Score book, telling of the new techniques that were put to use, first and foremost the infamous Iron Pencil!

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!)


Anonymous Lewand Sarafolo says...

Wow... what a great book. It gives a whole new understandng of story-telling and music is written to beats. Clearly specifies how simple music effects can be used to tell the story. Would surely buy one book :) production studios los angeles

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:19:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Hey Hans,

Hope I'm not causing too much bother with this message but it seems the links to your draft pages and other documents appear to be broken. I'm not sure if I'm the only person experiencing this problem but it appears when I click on the image--I get a pop-up reading "This account has been suspended". Any idea what's happened?

All the best,

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8:44:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Hi Steven - thanks for the heads-up! An old blog on the server hosting the images had been hacked and that caused a temporary suspension of the account until they managed to remove the culprit sending out unwanted bulk messages. It should now all work as normal. My excuses for the inconvenience! --Hans

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5:35:00 AM PDT  

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