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Four Films & Composers Selected for Sundance's Composers + Documentary Lab

The Sundance Institute pairs together four documentary projects and composers to participate in the tenth annual Composers + Documentary Lab, which takes place at their Utah resort October 26 - November 1. The Lab, which focuses on the role of music and sound design in docs, is part of the Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund (Dfp) and Film Music Program. Among this year's advisors are Rob Epstein ("Howl," "Celluloid Closet"), Vivien Hillgrove ("In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee") and Dfp Director Cara Mertes, as well as music editor Adam Smalley and composers Todd Boekelheide ("Blessed is the Match"), Miriam Cutler and Film Music Program Director Peter Golub ("Wordplay," "These Amazing Shadows"). Director of the Film Music Program Peter Golub says: “Composers for documentaries face unique challenges yet there are few opportunities for them to work with documentarians and focus specifically on...
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Twilightsaga.Com: Catherine Hardwicke Answers Your Questions!

The Twilight Saga.com with the Hachette Book Group have an exclusive interview with Catherine Hardwicke. Fans asked questions and Catherine answerednbspThanks for all your questions for Catherine Hardwicke. She answered as many as she could here are her responses. See if your question was answered!Katie Who chose the music for the soundtrack for Twilight?Ch Ive got a detailed section in the Twilight Directors Notebook that explains the whole process. In a nutshell the director makes the final decisions but the Music Supervisor Alex Patsavas the Music Editor Adam Smalley and the Film Editor Nancy Richardson all were a big part of the decisionmaking process. And of course the first place I looked for inspiration was Stephenies playlist we were lucky to get songs from Radiohead Muse Linkin Park and Collective Soul.Twilightforest If you had the opportunity to go back to the production of Twilight aware of
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CARTER BURWELL TALKS ABOUT THE STORY BEHIND "BELLA'S LULLABY"

Carter Burwell the composer for Bellas Lullaby has written an entry on his website about what it took to create the melody. He starts from the beginning before he was even signed on to help with Twilight and ends with the completion of Bellas Lullaby.nbspHeres an excerpt from his entryMy concern as a composer is to make the film as a whole compelling dramatic emotional and cinematic. But in this case other extraneous concerns quickly started to pile on all driven by the fans of the book. The piano scene was added because Summit was becoming aware that fans wanted to hear Edward play the melody referred to as Bellas Lullaby. Because I hadnt started writing yet there was a musical vacuum into which other music started to be pulled. Rob improvised a tune for the shoot. Matthew Bellamy of Muse sent in his idea of Bellas Lullaby. And
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