Animated Feature – Dec. 6 2009
Things are going well, the goal is to get the majority of the music done for Christmas so I can have a day off or two. After that it will be rewrites, fix ups, score preparation with the goal of getting the music to the Evegreen Orchestra early since they offered to run through it first.
Over the past few days I wrote the music for the climactic reveal of the goddess of Silk, Leizu. This was a lot of fun and another dream scoring moment to write music like that.
I wrote this first because I didn’t have the theme for it yet and wanted to build up to it. Now I have the theme and the climax, so today I will write the music that will foreshadow it.
I wish I would have had that video to work with before, because then I would have used that theme before, but I didn’t have it, so I instead opted to go for a mysterioso theme.
So now, I will be able to prepare the entrance of the theme at the big climax only a few times, but that is better than nothing.
Preparing themes is a big thing, and John Williams knows how to do it. I’ve been watching “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom”, quite a brilliant example of using and preparing themes.
Check it out this interesting article a the Hollywood Reporter.
Oh, I also wrote one of my best action set-pieces a few days ago, quite proud of it. I can’t wait to hear the orchestra sweating over this, it’s going to sound great!
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