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From the creators of the hit film SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY comes this award-nominated podcast inviting you into the studios of Hollywood's most brilliant, beloved and imaginative musical storytellers. Hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes.
More Score #25 | Rob Simonsen
The GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE composer talking about channeling Elmer Bernstein's original Ghostbusters music, going into top-secret studio vaults to read the script, and how he re-wired his musical brain in order to keep the music sounding true to the original. Then, he talks about how he knows when music fits the film, the rumored near-firing of his once boss, Mychael Danna, on Life of Pi, and why it's always crucial to dial in the perfect sound.
Special | Bear McCreary
Kenny, Robert and Matt launch this offseason special talking about the Spitfire Audio Black Friday sale, and their success of the offseason show MORE SCORE, which is now available for $10/month on Patreon, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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Then, the brilliant Bear McCreary joins to catch us up on his many projects, including Masters of the Universe Revelation, Vol. 1 & 2 out this week. Bear breaks down the metal symphonic sound he pitched Kevin Smith in their first meeting, and why that was a risky approach. He details working with Mark Hamill on a couple projects, and explains some of his early career missteps that he's made an effort to correct, allowing him and his studio Sparks & Shadows to thrive.
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More Score #24 | Sebastian Zuleta
Ever wonder what a music editor does? Robert and Matt welcome their first! Sebastian Zuleta is the music editor of Apple TV+'s new adventure film FINCH, starring Tom Hanks — and More Score’s first foray into Music Editing! Robert and Matt talk to Sebastian about the role of a Music Editor, and bridging the divide between a director and the composer — and how the lessons learned educate his own push into composing music for film. He is also the music editor of Hulu's hit series, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Disney's Encanto, and the upcoming animated film Rumble.
(Note: This episode’s audio is subpar due to our software not recognizing microphones properly. We tried to clear it up a bit. Sorry about the annoyance and we have remedied the problem!)
More Score #23 | Jessica Weiss
Robert Kraft reunites with the talented Jessica Weiss to talk about her path from ballet to Hollywood film scoring. In 2012, Jessica was invited to join the Remote Control Productions team and worked with Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Junkie XL and others on films. Then, she landed a job as a music editor working with Mychael Danna, and has continued on to score the recent Camila Cabello film Cinderella.
More Score #22 | Jacob Yoffee & Roahn Hylton
The duo behind THE WONDER YEARS on ABC talk about their use of 50s and 60s Motown vibes to make the show one of a kind. Plus, Jacob & Roahn discuss their backgrounds, how they positioned themselves to get the job, and why experimentation is key to unlocking the perfect sound.
More Score #21 | Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist (Night Teeth)
Composers DRUM & LACE and IAN HULTQUIST of NIGHT TEETH on Netflix join us to discuss putting their energetic synth-driven score to a vibrant cinematic ride through Los Angeles that you may want to, dare we say, sink your teeth into! How they found the sound, scored 70 minutes of music without the help of assistants or a team (!) and why the next few months will be the busiest of their budding careers!
Great Podcast Suggestions for Guests
Really enjoying this podcast and have been binge-listening for the last month catching up. I enjoy the banter between the hosts and the guest list has been awesome. Lots of wonderful insights into the world of composing. Since I'm not on social media I'll plug for guests here.
It would be great if you could interview Lesley Barber (Manchester By the Sea, Hysterical Blindness etc. and my personal favourite When Night is Falling). Also a Robert Kraft interview about his life and times would be great it sounds like he's "been there, done that"!
John Williams’ Olympic Theme
You played the wrong part of this piece of music. Mr. Williams used the theme from the Canadian Olympics from 1976 to lead into his Olympic theme and fanfare for 1984.
I am so close to enjoying this podcast, it seems to have a lot behind it, great guests and thoughtful discussions. But there is just way too much extra BS sprinkled throughout to hinder my enjoyment. Absolutely get rid of Name that Score, not useful, not funny, not entertaining.. that’s by far my least favourite part. I also wish that the banter off the top would be shortened or at least organized, like say 2 mins to preview the topics discussed, and then we are immediately in the interview. It completely takes away from the gravity of the interviews to say “after the break” when it’s you guys who decide the breaks... just let us listen to the composers and THEN do whatever else you want. With those changes I would become a regular listener and be happy to recommend to others.