By Alice O’Neill
Here’s the best invitation you action film lovers could get. Come and hear top film composers explain their methods of composing music for blockbuster action films.
What: Newport Beach Film Festival – Seminar Series Presents:
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Creating Music For the Action Film (and other genres)
When: April 27th 2014 – 3:30 PM
Where: Fashion Island Cinema 4
999 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach CA 92660
Hollywood’s leading action-film composers will discuss the process of creating the pulse-pounding, heart-racing scores for Hollywood blockbuster films. Often faced with the challenge of enhancing the on-screen fight scenes and explosions, the composers will offer insight into how the score works in harmony with the film’s visual elements, sound effects, and getting all of the elements to co-exist. Film clips will be shown. Moderated by Tim Greiving, writer for Variety, and frequent contributor to L.A. Weekly and Film Score Monthly.
Composer Panelists include:
John Ottman – X-Men: Days of Future Past, Superman Returns
Christophe Beck – Frozen, Edge of Tomorrow
Christopher Young – Monkey King, Spiderman 3
Marco Beltrami – World War Z, I Robot
Stephen Endelman – Rob the Mob, Home of The Brave