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My first book, "Becoming An Indie Film Composer," is now available!
Audiobook version now available on Audible & ITunes!
Click here for more info on the audiobook.
Second edition pressing NOW AVAILABLE!!! (August 2012)
Want to get it faster? Save on shipping? Keep an extra tree alive? See below for purchasing options and features!
Physical book By mail:
$9.95 + $3.00 shipping to the United States and Canada. If ordering from outside these areas, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or look below at the options for e-book.
E-Book (PDF format):
Features clickable chapter links, internet links and keeps beautiful trees on our planet all for the same price as a regular book. It also saves space on your shelf, saves you on shipping costs and you will receive it as soon as I can email it to you anywhere in the world!!!
About the book:
So you want to get into the amazing world of film composition! Getting started is one of the biggest challenges. This book offers many suggestions that could help you find your path to great success.
Where do you start? What kind of equipment might you need? How do you meet the people that will help you? What other skills might you need to have apart from the ability to write beautiful music?
Answers to these questions as well as many other topics are offered to you within these pages.
1) Why Be An Indie Film Composer?
3) Opportunities to Hone Your Skills
4) Be A Great Audio Engineer
5) Learn The Law
6) Demo Reels
7) Finding Projects to Work On
9) You Found A Film! Now What?
10) Spotting Session #1
12) Spotting Session #2
13) Building A Cue Library
14) Other Opportunities
15) The Next Step
16) A Final Word
17) Memorable Experiences
Bonus sample patch lists and cue sheets to help with organization included!
See the article in Film Music Magazine!!!
"If you are interested in becoming an Indie Film Composer, this book is an excellent tool. The author provides you with a step by step guide that is easy to understand. This book is very honest in it's approach to the pros and cons of this business. Mr. Haskin also shares some of his own personal experiences, which were very enjoyable to read. I was inspired by his positive attitude and his passion for his work. I highly recommend this book to anyone starting out in this business. " - T. Arch
"This book is a true gem. If you are interested in becoming an indie composer, or you are already a seasoned professional, you will want to buy this. The author covers a wide variety of topics here. He shares his years of experience in the music industry in a very clear and enjoyable manner. After reading this book, I felt like I had learned a lot and was very inspired to start my own compositions. Very highly recommended. Well done! This book is a true gem. If you are interested in becoming an indie composer, or you are already a seasoned professional, you will want to buy this. The author covers a wide variety of topics here. He shares his years of experience in the music industry in a very clear and enjoyable manner. After reading this book, I felt like I had learned a lot and was very inspired to start my own compositions. Very highly recommended. Well done!" - T. LeRoy
"I just finished reading Scott Haskin's book "Becoming an Indie Film Composer" and found it easy to understand and informative. It offers practical, useful information that opens up possiblities of exploration to the reader. Bravo!" - K. Bauer
"This book is extremely well-written and easy to understand. Knowing very little about the indie film-composing world, I learned so much about how things work, what things to look out for and many ideas about how to get a great start in the business. I would highly encourage anyone considering a move into the indie film industry to read this book, as it answered all my questions and more"
"This book is perfect for someone looking to get into the business of composing music for film. Even more valuable than his excellent tips on getting started and breaking in are his experiences and lessons learned, which will prevent others from making the same mistakes and save them a lot of time, energy, and frustration. Highly recommended!" - C. Valin
From the article published in Film Music Magazine (June, 2009):
"Truly great book for those looking to break into the music industry as mentioned in the article above. I read this book several times and realised there is a lot more then just music writing. Basically it is perfect guide and preparation for your career. Scott Haskin’s book “Becoming An Indie Film Composer” is my primary reference and motivation, highly recommended. Great job & thank you Scott!" - N. Milincic
If you are a member of The Phoenix Independent Film Makers Group (PIFMG), a special 30% discount has been setup for you. Please use the links below. Membership will be verified before shipping. $7.00 for the E-Book version or $7.00 + $3.00 shipping for the hardcopy (Outside USA and Canada, please contact me for shipping rates).
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