From point A to point B with a lot of twists in between.
I started out this morning thinking about a scene in a movie. Well, it really was the song from one of the scenes. It just kept rumbling through my head and I began to wonder who picked the song and how it all came about. Instead of just letting the question float away, I stopped and looked it up.
That answered my question, led to a whole new question, and caused me to think: Hey, I need to blog about this. What Is Blogging About (It’s Sort Of Like Being a Music Supervisor) will explain it all!
Where This All Began
Do you love watching movies, and wish you could watch them more often?
What about your favorite place to watch them?
Do you prefer:
- the theater?
- your comfy chair at home?
- the drive-in?
I know, there aren’t many in operation anymore.
I’m lucky. There’s one fairly close to me. The Starlite. If you’d like to take a trip down memory lane, you can check them out here.
What Makes the Movies So Great?
In a word, music.
Those great booming sounds, (that sounded best at the drive-in) are the magic that brings your movie to life.
The soulful violins that can bring you to tears. French Horns that add a sense of nobility to everything that associates with them. Percussion instruments that have the ability to scare the daylights out of you at just the right moment.
Ever wonder how that music got there? How it got linked up with the scene it fits in with so perfectly?
I’ve wondered for a long time. Today, I decided to do some research.
The song that was running a marathon in my mind this morning is GO!, sung by Karen O. It introduces the scene with Susan and Rayna landing in Budapest in the movie Spy.
I Had to Know How it Got There!
I was led to an article about Alexandra Patsavas, the founder of Chop Shop Music Supervision in Los Angeles. You can read about her here.
What’s the Point?
Ms. Patsavas loved the movies and the music too.
A light came on for her the day she discovered that music was a business.
Just like that wonderful topic you love and know so well. The one you could talk about for hours. The one you would devote your life to if only you could find a way to support yourself with it. If only you had an audience for your information.
You do have an audience.
Or, you could. And that’s what blogging is all about.
- You take your favorite topic
- You’re going to discover that lots of other people love your topic too.
- Some of them are just getting started in your topic and are searching for you, their future guru, to tell them more.
- Create informative, helpful articles about your topic
- Publish those wonderful articles to your website
- Alternatively, you could create videos
- Repeat steps 2 – 4.
Those are the basic steps.
You create articles, or videos, on a regular basis and get them out to the folks who want to read, or watch:
- all the facts
- and realia you have to share with them about your topic.
And that’s the way blogging resembles the work of a Music Supervisor.
According to Ms. Patsavas, the job consists of creating “a signature sound for television, a film or an ad project…”
Creating a brand name for your writing is the blog version of that signature sound Ms. Patsavas mentioned. When people see specific features of your blog, it should set off a little recognition bell in their minds. It’s the same idea as when I hear the first few beats of GO! and immediately visualize that fabulous image of Budapest.
A blog is successful when it is focused and informative. The folks that follow the blog have some idea of what to expect and then get treated to a little bit more.
The term blog is a shortened version of weblog.
Individuals and companies alike have realized that blogs are a fantastic way to increase awareness of their topic and more.
- Blogs can be easy to set up
- Blogs can be economical to run
- Blogs can earn you an income
There are all sorts of companies and individuals out there who are ready and willing to help you get started. Discovering if they are able is the more challenging part.
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Just like Ms. Patsavas discovered music was a business, you’ll discover that blogging is a business too.
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What About You?
Did you already know about Music Supervisors? What a cool job that must be. For one thing, you get to help new Indie bands gain a larger audience.
It would be a great topic for a blog!
- Music samples
- Amazing links
I think we may be onto something here!
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