16 Jun 2015

The Science of Hacking Creativity and Motivation: Part 2

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The 4 Stages of Creative Flow   For many years I struggled with motivation and inspiration when creating music. The brain-fog and listlessness that holds many composers back from creating great work was upon me like a thick cloud. A couple of years ago I decided enough was enough and that instead of sitting around...
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9 Jun 2015

The Science of Hacking Creativity and Motivation: Part 1

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THE 6 SCIENTIFIC STEPS TO CREATIVE FLOW What Would Don Draper Have to Say to Composers/Producers? Read on… You were sitting up late working on a track, your mind was quiet, everyone else was asleep, wave after wave of creative impulse flooded your mind. It was effortless. You felt note after note flow forth from...
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19 Mar 2015

Cheatsheet: VSTs/Plugins Film Composers Use

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One of the most common questions I get from composers is: “What VSTs and Sample Libraries are they using on -insert Hollywood film-?” For many modern composers up to 60% of a film score may consists of VSTs and sample library material. For lower budget productions this can be anything up to 100%. The process...
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