72 VFX & Film Making Blog Posts

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In this series I will share some of my music with you and show you some of the riffs I created. Today's riff is a rugged pattern in harmonic minor.
If all of your chords are basic chords your songs might end up sounding a bit dull. You can easily use chord inversions to give your song a lot more colour and improve the flow of the chord progressions.
Celina from Fables in Fashion wanted me to create some atmospheric music to go along with her 'frozen' themed make-up look. In this blog post I take you through the steps I went through to create the final music for this project.
I love simple, open sounds and therefore am a big fan of composing songs with open chords. Open chords simply leave a few strings unfretted to ring and add some live and vibrance to your melodies.
In the second part of my compression tutorial I will cover how to use attack and release to control and reshape your audio. I also cover a few common problems as well as some general tips & tricks that you should know.
Harmonic minor is one of my favourite scales to play in. It has a dark and slightly mysterious feel and is great for creating some tension in your music.
In this blog post I cover how to properly compose and arrange your music. Using MIDI during arrangement and looking at creating space and tension within your music give you powerful tools to create strong emotional music.
Compression is a difficult topic in mixing and it pays to understand it well. In this post I will show you one of the primary uses of compression in music production and that is to control the dynamics of your audio.
Coming up with an initial idea for a song, be it a melody line, a riff or a rhythm can be challenging. In this post I will show you my personal approach to coming up with ideas for new songs and see if I can share a few tips and tricks.
When changing the key during a song you need to ensure that there is a transition in place that gives the change the desired emotional impact. In this blog post I show you a simple and clean way to switch keys and make it feel natural.
We have a tendency to push up the volume of our music to make it 'sound better'. This tendency can be detrimental when it comes to mixing as 'ear fatigue' can lead us to creating mixes that don't sound as good as we think they do.
Skillfully mixing your recorded audio material is an essential step to creating an awesome piece of music. In this blog post I share some audio tracks with you to play around with and practice your mixing skills!

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