Finding a perfect composer might be a difficult task for a film maker because it needs a lot of research and conversations with several composers before selecting the best one. The basic work of a film composer is to give sound and score to a film to make it thrilling and amazing to watch. Usually, a film composer possesses skills like musical talent, knowledge of instruments, singing, networking and marketing etc. If you are interested in making films, it would be fun and exciting to find a perfect composer with which you are comfortable in working. For selecting the best ones, you must ask a few questions to yourself:
· Is he able to give new directions to the music you have chosen for your film?
· What is the record of his self-made music? How famous it was?
· How he constructs a music from very beginning?
· Does music give enjoyability to the audience?
Some of the greatest and well-known composers of classical music were Robert Schumann (1810-56), Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), Oliver Knussen (1952-2018) etc.
You can find film composers everywhere nowadays but the main thing is to narrow down your search to the best choices. You can either visit a music school and choose the best for yourself or you can go to a concert and see if you can find somebody with which you can work. Start a conversation after the concert. There are some important areas through which you can judge that a composer you have selected is the best choice or not. Let us have a quick look at them:
Credibility and years of expertise: This factor is always helpful in every field because it gives a fair idea of the years of experience that a composer possesses. Once you are done with the things like choosing the locations of song in the film, then you can check out the portfolio of the composer if he is the best fit.
Track record: You can also see the song track record of the composer. It is usually used to build the credibility and trust because more experience means you don’t have to explain each and everything to him, he can do whatever you want in the film.
Matching skills: You should explore the film and see what kind of music and tone you want to add in the film. Once it is done, then you can match the skills of composer if it matches the tone you want from your selection of music.
Personality: This factor is important in every field. You should be able to match his personality with the project you have. It is also an important factor while you are selecting the actors for your film. Communication is the key to build a relationship. Try to talk as much as possible to be comfortable with the composer to build a long-term relation.
Set a budget: While making a film, you should set a budget for composer which should not be changed time and again. It is very important to make your composer to feel valuable and more you will be comfortable with him, more the relation would stronger.
Conclusion:Film composer is an integral part of the movie because he is the one who gives the scores and emotions to the songs and scenes. If you choose the famous composer, he/she will end up using the same old scored which they already built for some other film. You need to communicate with the composers you narrow down in your list and see if he fits in perfectly or not. The more you discuss the project with the composer, more he/ she will fell valued and will be more than happy to work with you in your upcoming projects as well.