I’ve been away for a while, finishing the SMPTV program at USC. I scored a dozen short films with filmmakers at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, had 13 live recording sessions for assignments, and prepared maybe another 30 or so mockups of varying lengths along the way.

It’s a lot of music. It’s been busy.

I like intensity in academic programs. When you’re trying to complete your 10,000 hours, 70 hour weeks will get you there much faster than 20 hour weeks.

Which is why this blog has been slow – the entire second semester I didn’t update once. Heck, I didn’t even know about the Blogger redesign (way more attractive, but totally confusing, by the way).

Anyway, this blog may not be part of my film composing 10,000 hour program, but hopefully it can track more of my progress through the rest of them.

I try to always include a clip in all my posts. So, here is one about the 10,000 hour rule:

(About that “luck” part – which needs to be combined with your 10,000 hours of work to be successful –  I do believe that can be created…but it requires getting out of the house!)

Posted 5 years ago by John Piscitello

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