How to hire or NOT hire a film composer

The question is this, “When and how should I hire a film composer, and when should I resort to royalty free music?”. It depends on the project. So let’s create a few scenarios and go from there.   1. Independent Feature Film HIRING A COMPOSER Let’s...

Brewerkz Black Pig Beer

Directed by Philip Giordano. Music and sound by Adam Spade What’s cooler than producing a beer commercial? I had a lot of fun on this. I gave myself a rough time testing out new speaker monitors, but Philip turned another beautiful commercial. I’m looking...

VO5 – Free Yourself From Frizz

Directed by Philip Giordano. Music composed by Adam Spade. This spec commercial was another rush job for me, and actually done on the weekend of my birthday. It was really fun but done so fast that I almost don’t remember doing it! It was produced in August of...

NEWS: May 2013

Adam is hard at work on an original feature screenplay to be filmed in Atlanta. A futuristic suspense thriller with a fair amount of mystery and action, as well as a prequel. No dates have been scheduled but he hopes to finish up in July. We’ll see how that...

Beta Test: 2027 (2013)

BETA TEST: 2027 is the latest short movie, directed by Craig Murray, I had the opportunity to work on. The movie is a fictional story set in a near future communist United States, where freedom fighters are up against a powerful government with control of armies,...