I had a chance to ask a few questions to renowned composer, Ian Arber, on what it takes to be successful composer and he kindly shared a few details on the subject (Thanks, Ian!). Ian Arber has composed for several short films and television shows, also working as a sound designer and mixer for many projects. Here is what he has to say...
I need not bore you with what a to-do list defines since the term “to-do” is highly self-explanatory but I want to start by emphasising that a list, comprised of personal tasks that need to be completed, will undoubtedly improve your lifestyle management. I first began to use a to-do list when I was in my last year of high school before heading off to further education. Since then, my ability to remember deadlines, aims and tasks has truly organised my lifestyle. The fact that I was able to finish my academic work prior to the final deadline at the end of the year before the majority of my colleagues is a perfect example – had I not relied on my personal to-do list, the brain inside my head may have exploded with excess stress and worry. Whether you desire to become more organised for work, education, everyday life or all three, a to-do list will definitely help you achieve that goal and improve your life significantly.
1. Organises Your Schedule
Using a standard notepad file on a computer or laptop is beneficial if you want to save space, effort and even paper. Every day and almost every hour I review my to-do list; working as both a calendar and a task list. The means of a to-do list should not only include quick tasks to time consuming tasks, but it should also include particular dates for events or work. With this, the to-do list helps you to memorise any upcoming happenings ensuring that you do not miss them or unintentionally plan over them.
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D.J. Hill is now offering freelance sound post-production services for independent films, television, adverts, trailers and online multimedia.
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This week, D.J. Hill (formerly known as D-Funkdafied) has announced a rebranding of his personal music image due to a decision to focus on audio and composition for the television, film and video games industry.
D.J. Hill has endeavoured to transform his brand by first changing his name from D-Funkdafied to The Music of D.J Hill – a trademark name that represents enhanced professionalism and personality. "The alteration of my music brand is essential for expanding my audience to a broader following; reaching those in the field of production music for video gaming, television and films", said founder and composer D.J. Hill, "...the online rebranding will be eventual and will take a period of time to set in."
D.J. Hill's music is widespread on many platforms around the internet and has generated a following from fans mostly in the hip hop industry, of which he profoundly appreciates. However, he has now developed a keen interest in entertainment areas not solely related to the hip hop industry alone.
Listeners of his music will steadily witness a fresh logo design, a new domain name, a modified website design, a further international following, localised recognition and a persistent production of fresh music.
D.J. Hill has worked with underground artists in the West Coast hip hop scene under the brand name "D-Funkdafied" (now The Music of D.J. Hill), has developed his own compositional style when producing instrumental music and is soon to earn a degree in music technology at university.
For further information, please contact D.J. Hill at www.dfunkdafiedbeats.com/contact-me
We have been anticipating the release of a film dedicated to NWA and the expressive art they pioneered in rap music and, Straight Outta Compton was nonetheless a remarkable movie; an essential movie; a movie worthy of anticipation. It may seem long overdue for some, but there is no better time than 2015 since the experience and creativity of the film producers are at a high level, allowing them to create a movie of splendour and greatness.
This is D-Funkdafied's first remix featuring the legendary Notorious BIG and Eazy-E. A remix of Biggie's classic song "Hypnotize" and Eazy-E's "Hittin' Switchez".
The remix is completely free to download!
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