The Essentials of Scoring Film

… Traditionally, films are scored after a great deal of the movie has been shot, though some composers may begin work after previewing a few sample scenes. The director and the musician collaborate on the score style in the process known as “spotting.”
Preliminary work involves using MIDI mock ups of cues and themes.
The music is composed for orchestra and then performed by the conductor…

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