SOCAN introduces a new video series, The Pros, where leaders in their musical fields share some of the high-level information they’ve learned while creating a significant body of work over the course of their careers.
First up is screen composer Amin Bhatia, who has:
- composed 50-plus scores, over 30-plus years;
- written music for film, television, radio, and theatre;
- with co-composer Ari Posner, scored the CBC/Netflix series Anne with an E and internationally-acclaimed series Flashpoint and X Company;
- written compositions for The Handmaid’s Tale;
- scored the feature films Storm, Iron Eagle II, and John Woo’s Once a Thief;
- earned multiple Canadian Screen Awards with co-composer Ari Posner, and an Emmy Award nomination for the Disney series Get Ed;
- worked with David Foster and Steve Porcaro, and seen some of his music appear on Michael Jackson’s Thriller;
- seen his albums The Interstellar Suite and Virtuality become standard repertoire in marching-band competitions.
Here, Bhatia explains the key difference between scoring a live-action screen production, and an animated one.