Indie Film I Scored Won Another Award.

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  1. DreamTheaterRules

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    If they keep coming to you, you won't have too. :)
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    This was done for a friend. Indie films have no real budgets.

    Ads do. Ads are great business. I love ads.
     
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    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Congrats Les! Recognition for any musical work is tough to come by. Sweet this is gaining multiple awards!
     
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    If my comment offended you, I'm sorry. By potentially more rewarding, I meant, you get to do what you want more, vs. what the client wants. I was trying to be positive and encouraging. Sorry if it didn't come off that way.
     
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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    DTR, I wasn't the least bit offended! So let me explain.

    First, I love doing the work I do.

    I've done other indie films and TV documentaries as well. Films are no more "do what you want" than commercials. They're collaborative works, and there are opinions and processes that composers have to deal with that are every bit as restrictive as doing ads.

    I've been in this, my second career, for 30 years. I built this up from nothing, and had to carve out opportunities in a very crowded field. Previously, I'd built up my own law firm, from scratch, in a crowded field full of talented, smart people. Making each career successful wasn't a walk in the park. I like being well-paid, like anyone else.

    I feel pretty good about where I am, and don't feel the urge to put on the armor and start fighting dragons again.

    When I want to please myself, I write something to make myself happy. When I write for myself, I get to be the the sole arbiter of whether something works. It's great!
     
  6. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    That's incredible!!!!! Now I really need to buy you a drink one day!!!
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Thanks, Gush!
     

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