In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Paul Chihara, Professor of Composition at UCLA, discusses his career and the world of film composing from the point of view of someone with a stake in both the academic and professional worlds. He addresses the film composing process – like how a composer works with a director, how to integrate existing songs into a score, how technology is changing how film composers work, and how to get into the field — as well as the history of film composition and why young composes should know it, where he gets his creative energy, and how film music has influenced the growing world of music for video games.