Van Lawson – Composer

As soon as I started watching The War Within, I was immediately swept away by the majestic soundtrack. Even though I was just watching the movie on my laptop computer, the music gave it a theater feel. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Van Lawson, the composer, is a relative newcomer to the world…

Bethany Brinton – Composer and Film Student

Bethany Brinton is a college student pursing a double major in Commercial Music and Motion Pictures at Belmont University. She plays french horn, trumpet, and piano. She will be composing the score for The Tomorrow Saga and is working as a production assistant for The Good Book. When did you first decide you wanted to…

Rick Holets – Film Composer

Rick Holets is a film composer from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  His experience includes 12 years of classical piano instruction, self directed studies in improvisation and music theory, and even some time spent playing guitar and mandolin in the Desert Skies folk band.Tell us about your musical background?I grew up in a family where musical education was a given.…

Filmmakers: Engage Your Composers

by Jurgen Beck Being a composer this may come across as self-serving, but believe me when I tell you that filmmakers should not overlook the importance of a composer, which they often do, knowingly or unknowingly.   All too often I read in filmmaking forum posts about all kinds of crew members required or at…

Sean O’Bryan Smith – Composer

Meet Sean O'Bryan Smith, a film composer as well as an internationally acclaimed solo artist and producer. When did you know that music was what you wanted to do with your life? I think in a way I always knew. My mother was a professional singer so music was always in the house and at age…

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