Getting back to the point, a guy like Jerry, he deals with the business, and he doesn't see it as being evil or ugly, it's what you have to do, and I mean I know there's some really ugly parts to it and parts which drive me nuts, but not in the same way as music business.
All of the directors I've worked with I've gotten along with very well.
I'm certainly thankful that there are offers and demand out there, but I think it's just as important as picking the right movie to pace yourself.
One of the things I try to be very careful of is not taking a movie when I know I have no inspiration left.
I will be doing a film called Whispers, for Disney. It's about elephants, and doesn't have any people in it. It will be a live action film - I don't know how much I can say about it, since I still don't know too much about it.
I thoroughly enjoyed working on Enemy of the State. Tony Scott is an important director, and has an amazing ability to express himself, and he doesn't do it in musical terms , he does it in emotional terms. I got along really well with him.
Well, unbeknownst to everybody, I did a movie when I was 19.
Yes well I've done three movies with Samuel L. Jackson, so I've met him a couple of times already. Well, I see him everyday, but its only on the screen.
Writing a simple melody can take weeks to get it right where I want it, but I do quite enjoy it.
While I'm quite happy and love doing the atmospheric and quirky stuff, the melodic stuff, I've done quite a lot of. It's also another reason why I try not to do two or three at the same time.
Unless the guitar works as a color, then I don't use it, so I haven't been playing guitar too much lately.
When I finished a song that I thought was good, I thought, I don't know where that came from, so I have no idea if I can do that again. I'm talking like, a hundred and fifty songs down the line. I still feel that.
I'll always do the guitar parts since it's my main instrument.
I love being in a band. I love that collaborative spirit, although some would suggest that I don't get involved in the collaborative spirit, but it's not true.
You know, usually with movies there are periods, dark areas, where I might not be getting what I wanted out of a theme. I'll have to go over and over it again.
I've done that quite often, but I've got to be quite honest... as much as you would want to only do one at a time, sometimes projects overlap and there's nothing you can do. Sometimes you to have begin writing a new project just as you're finishing off another.
Yes was a band where we could explore some of those ideas, but I knew that if I wanted to get into orchestral music and make a living at it, movies seemed to be a perfect spot.
You know one of the things that I've been forced to learn is music is the emotional voice of the movie, the emotional color of the movie.
It's an important thing to have a relationship with the director, and have it be a positive one.
I don't mind snakes. Growing up in South Africa there were a couple a snakes around... and I'm not talking just about the government!
I really love writing themes and melody.
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