Guerrilla Film Scoring

Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers

by Jeremy Borum

As the movie and music industries have changed, film scoring has become an overwhelmingly independent process. Film composers have more responsibilities than ever before, and they must fulfill them with smaller budgets and shorter schedules. As a result, composers are increasingly becoming armies of one.

Guerrilla Film Scoring: Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers, Jeremy Borum provides valuable guidance on how to make a good film score both quickly and inexpensively. This handbook encompasses the entire film scoring process including education, preparation, writing and recording a score, editing, mixing and mastering, finding work, career development, and sample contracts. Offering strategic tools and techniques, this insider’s guide draws on the expertise from a number of prominent composers in movies, television, and video gaming, including Stewart Copeland, Bruce Broughton, and Jack Wall.

A straightforward do-it-yourself manual, this book will help composers at all levels create the best-sounding scores quickly and cost effectively—
without jeopardizing their art. With access to rare and extremely useful input from the best in the business, Guerrilla Film Scoring will benefit not only students but also professionals looking to update their game.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; April 2015
  • ISBN: 9781442237308
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Guerrilla Film Scoring
  • Author: Jeremy Borum
  • Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

In The Press

Jeremy Borum’s timely book brings practical experience into the classroom. Enhanced with valuable advice from major figures active in the industry, Guerrilla Film Scoring equips students with powerful ammunition and strategic tactics to fearlessly conquer the film, video game, and multimedia scoring worlds.

About The Author

Jeremy Borum is a film composer, orchestrator, and music engraver with credits on 15 features, 2 network shows, 17 shorts, and 35 albums. An active member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, he is a contributing author to their quarterly journal The Score.