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An interview with Chandra Cogburn

Every great film, commercial, video game needs a memorable score By David Basulto

Every great film, commercial, video game has a memorable score. Original music that fits right into the project. In the world of ?royalty free music some may think original music scores are a thing of the past. Every non linear editing suite comes with extremely solid composing applications. Apples Final Cut Studio has Soundtrack Pro. The Adobe Production Studio has Soundbooth. Any of these provide simple click and drag type of musical works.

But call me old school. I just love an original score. Sure most independent filmmakers thinks this is only for the ?big budget films. Not true at all. There are some tremendously talented folks out there looking for opportunities to collaborate with a filmmaker on their project. The trick is to find a reliable and talented one.

As I prepared to make my ?werewolf film last year I knew I wanted a certain eerie score to accompany it. I put out an ad on sites like craigslist.org, mandy.com and a few others. I was inundated with emails. I sifted through them and found a gem, Chandra Cogburn.

Chandras score for my film, Fiesta Grand, really made it come alive. I wanted to have her on the show to share here experience in the music score area of the biz. Enjoy!


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David Basulto is an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. After 17 plus years, David is well versed in all aspects of filmmaking from development to distribution. He produces, directs, edits, and now is addicted to motion graphics and 3d. His last film, Death Clique is in Blockbusters nationwide. David is also the host of the www.filmmakingcentral.com. In his spare time David is an avid gamer and can be found slaying monsters in the world of Vanguard. For more info visit www.davidbasulto.com
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