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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jeb stuart, Feb 21, 2013.
yeah kinda like an update status. just talking shop
naw he is a good guy with his own vision. a job or how much money a job pays out would never make the man to me.
and the squinted eyes thing is just me battling self doubt and not trusting my abilities. i like my music a lot but if someone else does also i ask, is it cause they know me, are they being nice. etc.
you guys are funny. "mmm cupcakes."
I would suggest the lesson learned here is to understand what the expectations are of any gig you are auditioning for. When I have auditioned for bands I ask them for their complete set list, and ask them to narrow down five-ten songs I would play at the first rehearsal. If they send over a list of Maroon5 songs I know before spending my and their time that it's not a good fit.
As has been said, when you audition for a pro gig then the customer is always right. He's not saying you are a bad player, just that your style doesn't fit what he needs. He's paying, he's the boss. Welcome to the world of pro music!
Director/Producer: I want a John Williams type score.
Composer: I can do that.
Director/Producer: But I want it cheap. Can you do it cheaply?
Composer: Define "cheaply".
This is how it works for film.
Not if he's into Maroon 5 they aint.
You could also view this as a chance to expand your playing/writing outside of what you are used to. If you are looking to do this kind of work, it would worthwhile to learn to work with a producer and adapt your playing style. It is probably rare that the first song's first listen has him leaping in the air screaming, "That is the one!".
You're experience of film scoring sounds pretty positive compared to mine.
Director/producer: "we want a full score plus opening and closing tracks"
D/P: " there isn't one. Look, loads of us have done stuff for free on this film. Think of it as a CV. You'll get loads of exposure and it will open up a new audience for you"
Me: "what's your marketing budget? What about distribution"
D/P "We haven't got one"
I don't get the whole cupcake thing.
If you cant do that with our budget, can you do James Horner instead?
Depends...You want Humanoids Of The Deep era or Titanic?
Either will work if the price is right. But Titanic is my first choice with the Oscar.
You probably didn't read the initial post.
I've been turned down plenty of times for different things...doing guitar/bass/drums for various projects, or in bands. No big deal. Other times got hired before I got halfway through first song. I always just figured it was the position of the moon that day or whatever.
Now, where did I leave that box of cupcakes?
I did. What I meant is that I can't believe that a cupcake shop can successfully exist.
cupcake delivery is key to a good business plan
So go back in there and look over his cupcakes, and when he asks you if you like anything you see, tell him, "Actually I was looking for something more like this," and hand him a Hostess.
There is such a thing as a "cupcake joint"?