Thursday, December 22, 2022

Working in Dorico

So, I'm composing using Dorico for this movie, The Drowned Girl. I'm using a score-writing program because I have to present an actual score with/for my thesis for my PhD. I'm using Dorico because it will work with video playback somewhat reliably.

Problem one: if you change the video file Dorico will continue to play back the audio from the last video file with the same name. I don't know if Dorico is building a cached audio file for video playback or what, but when you make a new video file (and if you're doing film, you'll be making new video files), it needs to have a new name. 

Mise-en-scène. I don't think I know what it is and I read the Wikipedia. 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Did I post this stuff already?

Meydl with the Electric Princess overdrive. 

 The Nuances Controller is very cool. I think I want one. They won't be available until February. Maybe I don't need one. I'm not doing a lot of the kind of composing that needs one lately. I mean, lately, composing with CC11 hasn't been my thing. I don't know if I ever make any sense. Probably not. 

I got one of these Open Theremins. I dig my Paia theremin kit. But the Open works a bit better. I do wish it had a mute switch. I like the range of tonalities on it. I haven't really been super successful at getting it to output CV to a synth but I'm working on it. Oh wait, the button on the front is a mute switch. Okay, that's helpful.

Wrist exercises for mouse hand. 

Practice As Research. Which is, of course, what I'm doing. Or supposed to be doing.