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Jeremy Borum is a film composer, orchestrator, producer, and performer. Among the first wave of working composers to see the digital de-monetization of music as a piece of history, not an on-going process, he built a successful music career in an uncertain industry that is re-inventing itself. He is credited on 14 features, 17 shorts, and 29 albums. An active member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, he is a contributing author to their quarterly journal The Score.

Jeremy has worked globally with many major orchestras and studios, performing or recording in about 30 countries to crowds as large as 80,000. He teaches a bi-annual intensive film scoring seminar at Citrus College in Glendora, CA and has degrees or certificates in music from Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, CA, Berklee College of Music, the Australian National University and the University of California. He lives in California.

His first book Guerilla Film Scoring was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2015.

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Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers

Night Witches
'What a great book! I've been addressing some of these subjects for several years in my USC class, but nothing as thorough and all-encompassing as Borum has accomplished. He has addressed all of the current scoring issues with forthright and honest information. This book will be an invaluable tool for our next generation of film composers. I will certainly be adding it to the top of my mandatory reading list for my class.' - Eric Schmidt, Professor, USC Thornton School of Music.

'Guerrilla Film Scoring tackles specifically low budget scoring and all possibilities to make it awesome. The book deals with the most current state of our biz, truly the bleeding edge, and can greatly benefit media composition students—especially early career, fresh out of school composers. It's brilliant.'  - Penka Kouneva, composer and orchestrator for the films Elysium, Ender's Game and The Matrix.

As the movie and music industries have changed, film scoring has become an overwhelmingly independent process. Film composers have more responsibilities than ever before, and they must fulfill them with smaller budgets and shorter schedules. As a result, composers are increasingly becoming armies of one.

In Guerrilla Film Scoring: Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers, Jeremy Borum provides valuable guidance on how to make a good film score both quickly and inexpensively. This handbook encompasses the entire film scoring process including education, preparation, writing and recording a score, editing, mixing and mastering, finding work, career development, and sample contracts. Offering strategic tools and techniques, this insider’s guide draws on the expertise from a number of prominent composers in movies, television, and video gaming, including Stewart Copeland, Bruce Broughton, and Jack Wall. 

A straightforward do-it-yourself manual, this book will help composers at all levels create the best-sounding scores quickly and cost effectively—without jeopardizing their art. With access to rare and extremely useful input from the best in the business, Guerrilla Film Scoring will help composers—not only students but professionals looking to update their game—deliver an outstanding score despite shrinking budgets and demanding schedules.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Guerilla Film Scoring , Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.