Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visits IPR

Music Editor Steven Saltzman talks to IPR students
Music Editor Steven Saltzman talks to IPR students.

On Friday, Sept. 16, Music Editor and Composer Steven Saltzman visited IPR for a three-hour seminar and technical demonstration. Steven’s credits include The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy; Straw Dogs, starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth; Masterminds, starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifainakis; Bewitched starring Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman; and The Perfect Score, starring Scarlett Johansson and Matthew Lillard.

Steve also wrote the book Music Editing for Film & Television: The Art & The Process, published by Focal Press. Steven spoke to the crowd of IPR students, faculty, and staff about the craft of music editing for film and television and what it takes to get a career started within the field. He also showed his Pro Tools sessions from various films including The Revenant. Students and local industry professionals got the opportunity to see the complexities and intricacies of music editing and composition at this level, and how Steven works within Pro Tools. Further discussion and demonstration took place surrounding collaborative workflows within the industry, and how the current process of music creation and editing takes place for film and television.
Afterward, Steven was complimentary of IPR.
“[The] facilities and people are fantastic. Everyone was very warm and welcoming,” he said. “I enjoyed sharing what I do with IPR’s students and faculty. I hope to come again sometime!”

Written By Jeff DesLauriers, Program Chair, Sound Design for Visual Media