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Inside FSM: Saul Pincus Documentary

Wow! A blast from the past. Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3 (looks like Jon Kaplan is being swallowed up by the sun):

This was so much fun to revisit!


I was going through my home computer, trying to organize decades’ worth of files and folders...and I found the three-part “Inside Film Score Monthly” documentary that our friend Saul Pincus wrote and directed, and coproduced with Mike Petersen—both longtime FSM subscribers.


I remember Saul making this, and then it premiered on FSM Online in 2009—meaning that our web subscribers saw it, but not many others.


So I asked Saul if he could send me the high-res files to put on my YouTube channel, and he did!


In part two, by the way, you can see us at Private Island Trax (now Private Island Audio) in Hollywood, working with engineer Mike McDonald on the CD master for The Happy Ending by Michel Legrand.


I’m truly grateful to have this, because I don’t have many pictures, let alone video, from this time period (2007–08). I was living in an apartment in Hancock Park and my small, one-person office was a short ways away at Television Center in Hollywood.


We all look so young!


Here’s more about Saul:


Saul Pincus an award-winning writer, director and editor. He attended McGill University in English, Drama and Theatre and Concordia University in Communication Studies.


He co-wrote and directed Nocturne, a multi-award-winning feature film about an insomniac who falls in love with a sleepwalker; Nocturne premiered at the Warsaw Film Festival (FIAPF) and is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and X-Box in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and four-dozen other countries around the world.


He has also directed dramatic shorts and short documentaries, including the award-winning Degrees and Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees: The Making of the Music. Saul contributed extensively to Film Score Monthly magazine and FSMOnline, and his foremost collaboration as film editor, with veteran director Sidney J. Furie (The Ipcress File, Lady Sings the Blues), spanned eight films and sixteen years.


Nocturne trailer:

Many thanks to Saul Pincus and Mike Petersen for their work on the FSM docs!

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