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He’s been nominated a staggering 45 times for an Academy Award. And he’s taken home the Oscar on five of those occasions. His film scores are recognized worldwide and attached to some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, largely thanks to his relationship with director Steven Spielberg.
His name is John Williams and he is one of the best American film composers of all-time, if not the greatest.
If you think I’m exaggerating, I don’t blame you. That’s a bold statement to make (“of all-time“), but Williams’ music is truly astoundingly beautiful and instantly noticeable.
So I challenge you to take a look at the 5 most famous movie themes John Williams has composed and then tell me whether you still think he doesn’t deserve to be at the top of the all-time list.
You hop in your car, turn on your radio, and that song you love comes blasting through the speakers. You know every single word and start singing at the top of your lungs with complete disregard for other passengers or (if you really love it) other drivers.
This scenario isn’t unique. With pop music, we’re trained to listen for lyrics when we hear a song.
But with movies and other visual mediums, the expectations are different. You don’t usually head to a movie theater for a sing-a-long session of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. In fact, you may go an entire film without hearing one word sung throughout it.
On the flip side, however, movies like “Juno” could be full of songs with colorful lyrics.
So how do filmmakers decide when to use lyrics and not? As you already know, picking the right song is a crucial decision in the creative process — this is just another step along the way.
Whether you like it or not, when Apple started packaging their computers with iMovie in 1999, it opened up the world of video editing to a whole new group of people.
Apple armed these people with the tools to create. They became passionate about it and hungry to learn as iMovie continued to grow.
iMovie ’11 — the latest incarnation — continues to hone the editing experience with the addition of advanced audio editing features that allow you to add, delete, change, remix, shift, and shape songs and music to perfection in your project.
And since music is such a vital part of your video experience, knowing how to use these new tools is essential. That’s why I’ve put together a bunch of YouTube video tutorials to help you learn the best ways to edit audio within iMovie.
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