Andrew Johnson: Anticipating Notes, Ghostwriting, and Impressing Your Audience Before Your Peers
This week's guest is film and television composer Andrew Johnson. Andrew started his career as an assistant for composer James S. Levine at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control facility. While there he worked on hit shows such as Glee, American Horror Story, Royal Pains, Major Crimes, and many more. We chat about learning the art of film composing from the greats, getting jobs from the places you don't expect, meeting deadlines by forcing decision making instead of creativity, and the numbers game of library production music.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Impressing your peers vs impressing your audience
Working at Han Zimmer's Remote Control
Scoring your own wedding
Master/Apprentice model of learning a craft
Getting a job from a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy