#1
I didn't know if this was the right forum to post in but o well. Basically at the moment I'm studying film music, and for my coursework i have to submit two pieces of film music i have wrote (well composed on logic pro) to an exam board brief. I was wondering if you guys could give me any tips on composing film music. Thankyou
#2
Put as much atmosphere into it as possible. Every note has to fit into the scene (if there is a scene..)
That is good film music (imo)
#3
go to the guest columns bit, there was a column about it a few months back, i didnt read all of it so i dunno if it will help but its worth a try
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#4
Quote by Pakao
Put as much atmosphere into it as possible. Every note has to fit into the scene (if there is a scene..)
That is good film music (imo)

Yeah you get given a brief, for example scene 1 may be like 30 seconds and you have to compose appropriate music.
#7
Quote by GuitarHeroUK
Yeah you get given a brief, for example scene 1 may be like 30 seconds and you have to compose appropriate music.


then it depends on the scene itself
is it sad, full of agression, despair or a kitschy happy end?

well for example in "once upon a time in mexico" was a scene when the mariachi had a flashback of his wife and daughter with an extremely soulful acoustic guitar tune played along. It's all up to your interpretation of the situation what would fit the best

edit:
you can also make the sound fade in/fade out. it's a good way of creating the atmosphere you want without sounding abrupt
Last edited by Pakao at Mar 4, 2009,