Interview – Tim Jones Is there a composers union or guild? A short discussion about why it is difficult to get composers to band together. What kind of education did you have? Tim walks you through his educational background from his college years to now and what was the most valuable. What is a "click track"? Tim describes and instructs what a click track is and how it is used to sync picture to music. What are "streamers"? Tim discusses the old school method for syncing picture to music and demonstrates how they work. What is the technical process of scoring? Tim discusses the process of scoring a film from soup to nuts. What set of skills does a film composer need? Tim dives into the various talents and skills a film composer needs to be good at their craft. What is a film composer? Tim quickly describes what a film composer is. How did you get started? Tim catches us up with how he got started and what he is currently working on. Tim plays some recent work. In this clip Tim plays a track from his latest film. Working with the mixers. Tim describes what it was like working with the mixers on Chuck. Television vs. Features Making television sound like features. The iconic Chuck theme. Tim talks about his theme track to the television series, Chuck. Do you know all the musicians you hire? Tim talks about where he finds his musicians. What is the difference between features and TV? Tim breaks down the differences between feature films and television. When did you start playing music? Tim gets in the way-back machine and takes us through his childhood and the instruments he played. Have you ever done any commercials? Tim talks about his training and background with commercials. Do you make royalties on your music? Tim gets into the details of making royalties on his music when it is played all over the world. How much time do you get to score a TV show? Tim talks about how many days he would get to compose the music for the TV series, Chuck.