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    Question Need some info

    Hello everybody . My name is Jose and Im a 32 y.o. professional musician from Puerto Rico . Recently , I've been approached by a well known film maker in the island , to compose and record all the music for a movie they're going to film here in the island . I ve always wanted to do something like this and now the oportunity finally came to me . The thing is I have no idea on how to estimate the price for this job and I know it is going to be a lot of work cause Ive done a lot of music for TV shows here . It is an independent movie (normal lenght) I dont know much details about it yet cause the first staff reunion is going to be this week but I will probably be asked about this issue on this reunion . Can anybody give me an idea so I can have a ballpark figure on whats the standard pricing for this job or how to estimate it . I know they will probably want me to program everything myself and record whatever the instruments I can play.
    Thank you .

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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Hello Corcheus

    Welcome to the forum. It sound an exciting project for you, Unfortunately I can be of no help as I am not a expert, but please hang around I am sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction.

    Good luck


    Margaret

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    I tried to research this on the net, but its not really giving me much info. I guess, if you dont find any helpful info, a good way to go about it would be to approximate the hours it would take you to work on this project and the costs it would take you (if you need to purchase any software for this - things like that) - and then take your approximation from there.

    hope this was of any help to you Corcheus
    Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke

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    To add to the really excellent advice from Muza above:
    Whatever you come up with a price, be sure to add some percentage to the total for any other 'surprises' that you may encounter doing this project. Many an adventure has gone into the red due to unforeseen circumstances that weren't planned for.
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    Apprentice, Piano ozgunpelit's Avatar
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    Well hello. The price can vary depending on the budget of the movie. If it's a huge project the price can be very high. Film score composers such as Thomas Newman or Danny Elfman earn up to 2 million dollars per score. Hopefully you'll reach that position one day
    It also depends on the type of score you're supposed to compose. Orchestrated works often cost a lot more than a single guitar tune. If you give more detailed information about these points I may provide you with further assistance.
    Gook luck

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    Apprentice, Piano dagoston's Avatar
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    Hello!
    I'm new in this forum.
    I don't know if I'm in the rigth place.
    Does anybody know where can I download the scores of "Moment for Morricone" from?
    It's the music of Once Upon a Time in the West.
    I need this for a Brass Orchester!
    Please Help me!

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    Rear Admiral Appassionata Muza's Avatar
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    Well hello and welcome,

    Forum wise you are definitely in the right place. Although I dont know the answer to your question, there are a lot of people in here who know and will give you a good advice.

    So, stick around and enjoy your time here
    Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke

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    Apprentice, Piano dagoston's Avatar
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    Thank You Muza!
    I'm going to stick arround!

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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    Hi dagoston

    Welcome to the forum, good to have you here.


    Margaret

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    Welcome aboard corcheus and dagoston,

    Please do make yourselves feel right at home and stay for a spell.

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Hi dagaston,

    Glad to have you become a member here at Magle International Music Forums.
    I too, am clueless about sources for which you are seeking, but someone here will more than likely be able to help the cause.

    In the meantime, join up one or more of the interesting discussions taking place all the time here. See you around the boards.
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    Welcome to the forum you two! For the one with a chance biting
    you on the nose. Go for it! You might be kicking youself in the
    fanny for it in the future if you turn it down.
    judy tooley

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    Thank's the incitements!

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