Thomas Newman Interview: Wall-e

Heres a great interview with Thomas Newman (and other music/film editors) about scoring Wall-e. They discuss temp tracks, how scoring an animation is difficult, and the whole creative process. Very interesting!

Written by: Emmett Cooke

Emmett Cooke is an Irish composer for film, tv and video games. His music has been used around the world by high profile companies including Sony Playstation, Ralph Lauren, ABC, CBS, NBC, Lockheed Martin and many more.

  • Ridvan duzey

    That was nice to watch :)

    • Emmett Cooke

      Thanks glad you enjoyed it :)

  • Mike_Marino

    I really enjoy Thomas Newman’s music. This is a great interview in that it’s very interesting to hear some of his self-critic. “The minute that I really try to work at things and become ‘the great composer,’ I’m typically the worst.” I find that pretty profound; such honesty.

    I also think the assessment of his music was spot on: being very compassionate while being very sad. His use of pin-point chords and the way he makes the strings really breathe within those chords. The patterns way off in the background matched with hat Thomas Newman “sound” from the orchestra.

    It’s inspiring to say the least.

    • Emmett Cooke

      Yea its a really interesting perspective Mike isn’t it. One of my favourite interviews with him.

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