Composers Lounge


The Composers Lounge will feature living room–style discussions with leading composers, scoring engineers, music editors and other members of the music team throughout the day. All sessions will take place in the Anthony Quinn Theater.


10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: The Scoring Process: The Music Team, Relationships and Mentoring
After a composer writes a score, the process of getting music to the screen requires a team of professionals working collaboratively and creatively. Who does what? And how do you build a music team?
Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Bobby Fernandez, Tommy Vicari


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Music Editing: Temp Music, Scoring Session and the Dub Stage
The music editor provides the link to all music in a project—from source, to stems to final print master. Here we find out how it works day to day, from both the composer’s and music editor’s point of view.
Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Peter “Oso” Snell,  Joseph DeBeasi, Bobby Fernandez, Tommy Vicari


2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Music on the Dub Stage: Finding the Balance With Dialog and Effects
The music editor represents the music team on the re-recording stage, working with the supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer to find the right balance scene by scene with dialog and effects.
Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Kelly Oxford, Mark Paterson


3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: New Life for Documentaries: Original Music With Feature Film Impact
Television and streaming have opened up all kinds of opportunities for documentary filmmakers, including larger budgets for the creation of original music and feature-style scores.
Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Pinar Toprak, Joel Goodman


3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Music in 360: Scoring for Games, VR and Augmented Reality
The frontiers of Immersive Sound for the consumer, whether played back in headphones or a physical space, will be driven by videogames and the impending tsunami of content for Virtual and Augmented Reality. Note: It’s all-new, and it all has music.
Moderator: Steven Saltzman
Panelists: Garry Schyman, Joel Douek


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Featured Score, Television: Mark Isham, engineer Jason LaRocca