April 23, 2018 Episode 214 - Klaus Badelt (Composing in Hollywood)

Klaus Badelt is a German film composer, known for his collaborations with Hans Zimmer, helping to write scores for dozens of critically acclaimed films including The Thin Red Line, The Prince of Egypt, Gladiator, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Independently, he is known for his work on Hollywood blockbuster films such as Equilibrium, K-19: The Widowmaker, Basic, and TMNT, and for his work in French cinema.

In 2014, Klaus launched FilmHub, is an online B2B marketplace for film creators and streaming services.


Pre Show Notes

— Want to help me make a short trailer project?

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— Quentin Tarantino Writing Masterclass (A collection of advice)

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This is a video I edited together from various Tarantino writing advice I’ve heard over the years. Please let me know what you think of it.




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-- [00:02:20] Klaus starting out by creating a tech startup at 18

-- Silicon Valley is an American comedy television series created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on five young men who founded a startup company in Silicon Valley. The series premiered on April 6, 2014 on HBO, and the fifth season premiered on March 25, 2018. On April 12, 2018, it was announced that HBO had renewed the series for a sixth season.

-- [00:18:47] - Klaus on his movie score collection and drawing inspiration

-- [00:21:26] - A 4,000 year old history lesson in two weeks

-- [00:27:45] - The Hollywood Trap

-- [00:31:29] - Telling new stories

-- [00:35:57] - Ocean's 8 is an upcoming American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross and Olivia Milch, from a story by Ross. The film is an all-female spin-off of Steven Soderbergh's The Oceans Trilogy. It stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. It will be released on June 8, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Principal photography on the film began on October 25, 2016, in New York City.

-- [00:37:28] - Tom Cruise - A combination of hard work, talent, and love for the craft

-- [00:42:19] - Tom Cruise picking up food orders for Klaus

-- [00:47:38] - The music industry is a precursor to the movie industry

-- [00:53:16] - Closing thoughts


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