SCOREcast No. 28 - "2011 Pre-NAMM Episode"

Original Air Date: January 11, 2011

This Episode: “2011 Pre-NAMM Episode”

Co-hosts: Deane Ogden and Brian Ralston

Guest Host: Richard Bellis 

SCOREcast theme composed by: Jeroen “Kejero” Rogier

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We’re ringing in the New Year with our 28th episode, and we’re mixing up the format… yet again! In this edition of SCOREcast Podcast, Deane and Brian welcome Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis along for the ride to talk about the state of the industry, how the Academy decides eligibility for the Best Score Oscar®, and what emerging technologies are will carry forth into 2011 for media composers. Also, pay special attention for an “Easter Egg” in the final 1/3 of the show: A special shout-out to those of you attending the NAMM Show this week in Anaheim, California. We are just full of surprises today on this show, so sit back, relax, smoke a cigar, and enjoy. (Okay, don’t really smoke a cigar!)

TOPICAL LIST 1. The Re-Sophistication of the Craft 2. The Rise of “Celebrity Scores” 3. The Academy Award Nomination Process 4. Trending Technologies for Composers 5. “The Composer Census”



00:45:25—The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

(The Oscars®)

00:47:09—Rules of Eligibility: Music

(The Oscars®)




(notation software)

00:57:49—DP Control™

(Digital Performer iPad app)

00:58:05—AC-7 Pro

(Saitara Software Universal DAW Controller for iPad)

00:59:44—Boxwave Capacitive iPad Stylus



(Native Instruments)


(64-bit virtual instruments)

01:01:20—EastWest Play 2

(EastWest sample libraries)

01:03:24—Ray Colcord

(award-winning composer/orchestrator)

01:06:16—2011 Film & Television Composer Census

(The Composer Census Group)


(Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers)


(National Labor Relations Board)

01:13:30—Teamsters Local 399

(The Teamsters Union)

01:34:26—Blue Icicle

(XLR-USB adapter)

“TOP PICKS” LINKS Brian Ralston’s Top Picks


(personal streaming studio server device)

01:23:33—Jam Kat

(guitar pick switcher)

Richard Bellis’ Top Picks


(unlimited off-site backup solution)

Deane Ogden’s Top Picks

01:28:46—Orchestral String Runs

(Kontakt-based string run sample library)