Headphones for Horror Film Scoring Music

Acquired beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO Over-Ear Studio Monitor Headphones – Open-Back Stereo Construction, Wired (80 Ohm, Black (Limited Edition)). These will be immensely useful in film production and film scoring as film music is composed using extremely low frequencies to generate film music that creates a feeling of dread in the listener, perfect for horror film production. They have a frequency range of 5 to 35,000 Hz.

Film scoring headphones



Film scoring tools used to compose film music
Film composing scoring tools


Film Scoring Audio demo reel (3 min) – Action, Drama, Sad, Magic Fantasy, Comedy, Grandeur, Horror

Film Scoring Tools to Compose Film Music

My film music composing tools include Sibelius and MuseScore notation software, Reaper DAW sequencer, MIDI keyboards, and a KORG nanoKontrol Studio mixing board. Also many sampled instruments to compose, including EWQL Quantum Leap symphonic orchestra, Spitfire Audio’s Symphonic Orchestra, Hans Zimmer Strings, Spitfire’s Albion Collection orchestral libraries, Audiobro’s Symphony Series libraries, and Heavocity’s FORZO and NOVO libraries. –randall_oelerich

Film Scoring Demo Reel

NOTE: The following video/audio clips from films are used here for educational scholarly purposes learning film scoring, many as part of a composing for film class from Berklee College of Music. If any film studios that own rights to these films have an issue with this please contact me and I will gladly remove the clips from public viewing. I am using the short film clips for practice film scoring composition under the Fair Use Copyright act.


Here are a few audio examples of my composed film scoring music. –randall_oelerich:

Film Scoring Libraries Used for Composing Film Music

Film scoring orchestral library

Albion Film Scoring Library    Hans Zimmer Strings Library for Film Scoring

Monark Synthesizer for Film Scoring

String Ensemble for Composing Film Music    Woodwinds Library for Composing Film Music


Film production and Film Scoring based in Duluth MN

Duluth Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior


  • Short film production
  • Screenwriting (short film, feature specs + feature indies)
  • Composing / scoring film soundtrack music


See also randalloelerich.com



Duluth Minnesota is a great location for film production. There are unique locations in a city rated #1 for outdoor sports by Outdoor magazine. Duluth MN has lots of culture for film producers including lodging, restaurants, symphony and theatre, and the arts. There are several colleges and universities in the city offering interesting possibilities for casting, including a medical school and a research university. There are nature preserves, lakes, rivers, Lake Superior, hiking trails with steep gorges. And dense forests. And an international airport for easy transportation to and from the city for film production.

Based in Duluth Minnesota. BorealPictures.com functions as both a film production company and for film composing to score film soundtracks. Randall Oelerich is a filmmaker but prefers to work as a producer and a screenwriter and a film scoring composer behind the scenes. Equipment for film production in Duluth MN includes a 4k digital video camera, video tripod, wireless lavalier kit, carbon fiber boompole with shock mount and RODE NTG2 shot gun microphone, LED panel lighting with color control, digital field audio recorders, and field collapsible lighting reflectors. Also an intimate knowledge of filming locations in the Duluth Minnesota area from decades of experience living in the Duluth region.

Over a decade of experience writing ten spec feature screenplays and many short screenplays. And film production of several short films with several more film productions in development.

For film scoring, film composing, soundtrack scoring: thousands of dollars in high quality virtual libraries of orchestral instruments, synthesizers, and pianos; notation and digital audio workstation software, MIDI keyboards, 5-35,000 Hz range headphones, and studies in film scoring from Berklee College of Music. Thus many resources, and experience, for film production, filmmaking, and film scoring in the Duluth MN / Arrowhead MN region.




























Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. – Alfred Hitchcock

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Flying raven a good horror film production graphic
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