Animated Feature – gaining perspective
Things are moving along and I am hitting my stride. Over 20% of the score has been written and the quality is increasing with every cue. At least it feels that way.
It’s funny, there have been times when I just knew that I had nailed a scene, and other times I wasn’t sure, feeling that perhaps I had taken the tempo too slow or made a wrong choice.
When I thought I had done it wrong I would get very depressed about it, distraught really, but I would let it sit a while, get some distance from it, and almost invariably, when I returned to it I was amazed that suddenly those choices I took great care in making (tempo, harmony, structure) really did work!
A deadline is a great way to remove paralysis by analysis!
Two evenings ago I sat with my wife Sophie, after the kids had gone to bed, and we watched a bit of the film with the music put in.
Watching and listening my work with someone else helps me see it through their eyes. I become much more objective about what I’ve done this way.
So when we watched together I could tell instantly, it was working. After we were done, Sophie turned to me and said with a huge grin “this is going be a good movie!”
Now, I am waiting on some new video to get more work done.
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