by Jason K Carpenter.
We have all heard the famous score for the Spielberg film “Jaws”. The eerie two notes that creep into the hushed theater, heightening the viewer’s anxiety as an unseen monster approaches to claim its next victim.
The film that terrified an entire generation enough to think twice before stepping into a kiddie pool owes a great deal of its blockbuster success to the auditory suspense created by its intense score concocted by John Williams.
If you are a filmmaker at a stage where you are thinking about working with a composer, It is very important to choose the right match for the project you are creating. For instance you would not want Phillip Glass to score a Kraft mac and cheese commercial for you (although I think that would be an amazing ad). The point is, certain composers have a sweet spot for specific genres of visual media. Many may say that they are versatile enough to do it all, but it is up to you as the decision maker to to make that call and follow your instinct on your project.
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