Mike menghadiri Billboard Film and TV Conference tanggal 24 kemarin, ia menjadi salah satu narasumber dalam panel Out of the Band and Onto the Screen dimana ia berbicara tentang scoring untuk film Serbuan Maut ( The Raid ) bersama Joe Trapanese. Baca artikel berikut untuk mengetahui apa saja yang Mike bicarakan dan juga apa yang dikatakan 20th Century Fox Music President, Robert Kraft tentang Mike.
Not every great actor can become a great director and not every rock star is cutout be a film composer.
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Curt Smith (Tears For Fears) and Cliff Martinez (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dickies) are a few of the musicians in possession of the unique temperament, artistic outlook and skill sets necessary to crossover from the soundtrack to the score. They were among the musicians assembled for the “Out of the Band and Onto the Screen” panel at Billboard / The Hollywood Reporter’s Film and TV Music Conference on Monday at Hollywood’s Renaissance Hotel, moderated by 20th Century Fox Music President Robert Kraft.
Linkin Park rapper Shinoda (whose talents also include guitar, piano, keyboards and more) has been working on the score for an upcoming film called “The Raid” with fellow panelist Joe Trapanese, who recently collaborated with Daft Punk on “Tron: Legacy.” The pair have been trading files back and forth, often taking each other’s unfinished ideas across the finish line. “I’m really comfortable working at home,” said Shinoda, who often works on ideas on the go, too. “We’ll swap semi finished files, we’ll swap unfinished files.”
The band guys on the panel all seemed to agree that learning to work alongside a film director or producer isn’t too dissimilar from working with other members in a rock group setting. “I went to school for illustration,” Shinoda explained. “We would each put our stuff up on the board and [offer hours of criticism about each other's pieces]. Over the course of the years of doing that, you get good at it. You get really good at being able to take criticism and give criticism and leave your ego at the door and just go in and be productive.”
“That’s how [Linkin Park] works,” he added. “We’ve got six guys doing that. Every Monday we get together with our records. That’s the reason why it takes us over a year to make a record. We’re killing ideas one after the other and building up new ones based on even if one guy in our group doesn’t like it for one reason or another, we’re gonna get in there and figure out what it is about it that he’s not into. And we’re going to respect that, even if he can’t write the piece that we’re talking about, his opinion is one sixth potentially of our fanbase.”
Kraft was suitably impressed by Shinoda’s attitude and said he foresees a long career in film composing for him as a result. “Mike just articulated ‘Out of the Band and Onto the Screen’: Working in a band prepares you in a way for the collaboration of filmmaking.”
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As some of you might know, Mike and I are scoring “The Raid”. We are right in the middle of writing and are having a great time. Not only is the movie inspiring our creativity, but the collaborative process has been refreshing and fun. I am learning a great amount from Mike, whose extensive experience not only with Linkin Park but with his own solo projects (Fort Minor, his work as a visual artist, his production work) has greatly informed how I approach this score. This is his first film score and he is a natural! Work continues and there will be more music soon…