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EXCLUSIVE NMR Artist Spotlight: the Blue Hour

NMR Artist Spotlight: The Blue Hour  The Blue Hour blends dream pop, synth wave, and industrial with hints of psychedelia, folk, and electronica to create hauntingly beautiful songs, focusing on texture and rhythm and discord ... and magic. What inspires your music? What is your story? The Blue Hour’s new album, “Always,” is a tale of romance and loss and finding magic in the most unexpected places. It is Marselle and my story. She and I met many years ago as teenagers. She was homeless, living on the streets of Seattle. I soon followed. We drifted from the glitz of dance clubs to the squalor of abandoned houses, sleeping in door stoops, church yards, or curled on a hot-air vent in the shadow of a grand gothic building on the university campus. And the whole time Marselle sang, filling those neglected spaces with an ethereal beauty, singing Kate Bush or Nina Hagen note-perfect. It wasn’t desperate however. Everywhere we went, we created a fantastic world. Even though we could be run o…

Free Kindle Books - Science Fiction, Horror, Music and More from Author Sabrina Pena Young

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How to write emotional dramatic film music

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Free Kindle Science FIction Thriller - Libertaria Chronicles at Amazon ...

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FREE SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER TODAY:

https://www.amazon.com/Libertaria-Chronicles-Books-1-2-ebook/dp/B01N4F8EH9/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8



"Libertaria: Genesis is dystopian, and good at it, and that needs further examination." - J. Roseman, escapepod.org

“One of my favorite things about this story is its odd apocalyptic tone and strong sci-fi/fantasy foundation. The dark quality that comes with it is the cherry on top.” –FanboysAnonymous.com on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera 

WHAT FANS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LIBERTARIA CHRONICLES

"Between the book, virtual opera, soundtrack, and all the extras, Young has created a convincing world...a dark dystopian future for you to get lost in. The characters are complex, flawed, and human, and you are never sure what they will do next. Looking forward to the next book in the series!"

"This book is dystopia squared. It's not and shouldn't be a quick read. It's complex and jumps around a lot. which is what good dystopia is suppo…

How to write music for ACTION films

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Free Kindle Books - Science Fiction, Horror, Music and More from Author Sabrina Pena Young

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CINEMATIC FILM MUSIC REEL - Sabrina Pena Young

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Cinematic Film Music Reel of Award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young. Contact Young for all of your film, business, commercial, and production needs. Specializing in high quality cinematic music.

TONIGHT Free Filmmaking Music School Workshop Buffalo New York Oct 16 7pm

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Free Filmmaking Music School Workshop Buffalo New York NOV 20 7pm Film Music Workshop by Award-Winning Composer Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo New York November 20Award-winning Buffalo, New York, composer Sabrina Peña Young will be giving a film music workshop Monday, November 20 at 7:20PM at the Screening Room, located at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, New York. 

The Cuban-American composer and indie filmmaker will discuss basic audio editing, copyright, music licensing, film music, and sound design for free for the BMVM (Buffalo Movie and Video Makers), America's longest running film organization of its kind, since 1934. "My hope is to give filmmakers the tools they need to make a great soundtrack to their film and learn the basics of working with film composers and musicians when syncing music in post production." - Sabrina Pena Young. 

The film music workshop is FREE for all attendees, of all ages. This workshop is meant for filmmakers, musicians, composers, actors, editor…

147 WAYS TO WRITE A MELODY

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147 WAYS TO WRITE A MELODY

How to Write Music - Writing a Melody

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Writing melody and fitting it to chords. This lesson is about how to choose what notes to play against a chord, and the whole concept of chord tones and non-chord tones.

How To Write Music When You've Got Writer's Block

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How To Write Music When You've Got Writer's Block

Free FILM MUSIC and SCREENWRITING workshops Buffalo NY

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Film Music/Audio Editing Workshop Part 2 and Screenwriting Talk READ MORE HERE: https://www.meetup.com/Buffalo-Movie-Video-Makers-BM-VM/events/244282776/?_cookie-check=3IaK_k-guMqGhNwl Local filmmaker and composer, Sabrina Pena Young (LIBERTARIA: THE VIRTUAL OPERA), continues her workshop on Film Music and Audio Editing which she started at our September meeting.  We also have the results of our Shorty Contest. Find out the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place vote getters and watch the 1st place winning entry again. In the second half, Thomas Doran will offer some guidelines on how to improve your screenplay writing. This is in anticipation of our first Screenwriting Challenge! More details to follow! BM-VM meets every third Monday night of the month (from Sept. to June) at the Screening Room at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, NY.  BM-VM was formed EIGHT DECADES ago in 1934 in Buffalo and the first meetings at the Statler Hilton. It is one of the oldest film societies of its type in North America a…

Music Licensing: Top 5 Music Libraries For TV & Film Placements

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5 Music libraries or companies that generate most of my tv and film placements. Definitely something producers (composers) & songwriters should look into (if you haven't already).

Some of these libraries cost (I mention the ones that do), but most are free to join. It takes some time to reap the benefits (not an overnight cash machine).



ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop (Garth Neustadter, composer)

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ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop 2012 (Garth Neustadter, composer)

Advanced Audio for Filmmakers - S Pena Young

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Learn about pitch shift and equalization in this advanced audio techniques for films by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.

Filmmaker Music School - Basic Sound FX - S Pena Young

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Learn about basicsound effects and sound editing for film in this workshop by Award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young. Part of a free workshop hosted October 16th 2017 @7pm at the Screening Room in Amherst, New York.

Test animation

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Cult Classic Horror Films showing today in Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

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Horror Films showing today in Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

If you are in the Western New York/Niagara region, check out my short film "The Pearl of Tia Maria Magdalena" today at 1 at Dipson Theaters in Williamsville, New York. On Thursday they will be showing my animated film "The Murder Zone" at 9:30pm. 
More information: http://www.buffalodreamsfantasticfilmfestival.com/schedule/
The Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is a WNY staple event, celebrating independent cinema in horror, science fiction, drama, animation, and family films. This year the festival took a step towards promoting female filmmakers with their first annual Lois Weber award for excellence in female directing. This year's winner was Devi Snively, writer/director of Bride of Frankie. 
If you are in the the area, take the time to enjoy this unique festival of future cult classics and indie film.


Indie Cult Horror Films showing today in Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival

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Horror Films showing today in Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival If you are in the Western New York/Niagara region, check out my short film "The Pearl of Tia Maria Magdalena" today at 1 at Dipson Theaters in Williamsville, New York. On Thursday they will be showing my animated film "The Murder Zone" at 9:30pm. 
More information: http://www.buffalodreamsfantasticfilmfestival.com/schedule/
The Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is a WNY staple event, celebrating independent cinema in horror, science fiction, drama, animation, and family films. This year the festival took a step towards promoting female filmmakers with their first annual Lois Weber award for excellence in female directing. This year's winner was Devi Snively, writer/director of Bride of Frankie. 
If you are in the the area, take the time to enjoy this unique festival of future cult classics and indie film.


COVER REVEAL: After the Apocalypse, coming November 17 by Josh Roseman

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COVER REVEAL: After the Apocalypse, coming November 17 by Josh Roseman
READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE: https://roseplusman.com/2017/10/17/cover-reveal-after-the-apocalypse-coming-november-17/ Posted onOctober 17, 2017by My latest novel, After the Apocalypse, will be released November 17. That’s one month away, which means it’s time to show you the cover:
Click through to see it full-sized. Many thanks to Sara Noto from notobella designs, who has done all but one of my covers since I started publishing. Good, isn’t it? From the back cover: Eleven years ago, a superhero named Alexandra saved the world from the Dark King, and then disappeared without a trace. The only person who knows what happened to her is Andrea Collins. Andrea is 29, overweight, lonely, and depressed, and more than anything else she wants to know why her powers went away… and what she can do to get them back. But once Andrea discovers the truth, she learns there’s a very good reason she had to lose her powers:…

BOOK TRAILER: COMPOSER BOOT CAMP AT AMAZON

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WANT TO WRITE MUSIC? Composer Boot Camp is a series of 50 exercises for educators and beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians who want to develop their skills in composition. Composer Boot Camp 101 workbook is designed to help educators, students, and seasoned professionals to hone their compositional craft. There are a series of exercises, helpful tips, resources, and more to help the musician prepare a solid foundation in music composition developed by award-winning composer and music educator Sabrina Pena Young.



AVAILABLE AT Composer Boot Camp 101 for Amazon Kindle and PaperBack:

https://www.amazon.com/Composer-Boot-Camp-101-Professionals/dp/1530441064/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508100593&sr=1-1&keywords=composer+boot+camp+101