SmartSound Presents "Do-It-Yourself Music Scoring for Independent Filmmakers" at Santa Monica Apple Store on Nov. 16
Posted Nov 10, 2006

SmartSound Software, Inc. today announced that it will be presenting "Do-It-Yourself Music Scoring for Independent Filmmakers" as part of the "Works on a Mac" Series at the Apple Store Third Street Promenade (1248 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA) on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The free session features radio host, author and Final Cut Pro expert Philip Hodgetts sharing tips and tricks for filmmakers looking to achieve a big-budget score for their projects at a minimal cost while maintaining creative control.

As part of this session, Hodgetts will show how to score film projects in Final Cut Pro using SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4 with Mood Mapping. This innovative solution gives the truly independent filmmaker access to the same resources they would have when working with a full crew to score their scenes. Sonicfire Pro 4 gives editors multiple versions of any track in SmartSound's library and the ability to control the mix of individual instrument layers through a single Mood Map track.

"It used to be that achieving a high-quality music score was not possible for a lot of people working with budget constraints," said Hodgetts. "However, new products such as Sonicfire Pro 4 have made it possible for anyone to score their projects with a final result that matches the quality of working with a composer - and for a fraction of the cost." SmartSound is the leading name with professionals for music scoring solutions. Sonicfire Pro 4 is now bundled with Avid Media Composer and Avid Xpress Pro packages.

In addition, the entire SmartSound solution is now pre-installed on Avid and Final Cut Pro rental packages from Wexler Video in Burbank. "Sonicfire Pro 4 not only gives independent filmmakers an affordable solution for scoring their films, the unique nature of our solution allows them to maintain creative control throughout the entire post-production process," said Brian Dickman, Vice President of Marketing for SmartSound Software, Inc. "This event showcases how our product can integrate easily with tools filmmakers are already using, like Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro." Joining SmartSound to present the event is Filmmakers Alliance, a community of film artists bound by a commitment to realize the full creative potential of independent film.

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