In this first of a two-part series, David Newman joins us to present the foundations of conducting for film, focusing on beat patters, session psychology, basic techniques, and hands-on musical examples using volunteers from the audience. The session was moderated by Angel Velez.
DAVID NEWMAN is one of today’s most accomplished creators of music for film. In his 25- year career, he has scored over 100 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger and Heathers, to the more recent The Spirit, Serenity, Behaving Badly and Tarzan. Newman’s music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and Hoffa; top-grossing comedies Norbit, Scooby-Doo, Galaxy Quest, The Nutty Professor, The Flintstones, Throw Mama From the Train, and award- winning animated films Ice Age, The Brave Little Toaster and Anastasia.