Animated Feature – Dec 7 2009
Reaching the final act of the film! Yeah!
I was looking at a scene this morning and going through my spotting notes. I originally had the idea to write some crazy machine-like music for a silk-manufacturing scene in the film.
But now it’s obvious to me; that’s not the right music.
The right music is dramatic, because this manufacturing is happening because a magical being is trapped and forced to do this.
So the scene is not about those crazy machines making silk as if possessed, the scene is about how they are able to do this magical feat! And that is dramatic.
That is why spotting notes are only a rough guide. Timings change, and as I work I gain a deeper understanding of the film which allows me to score it with more insight.
For example, yesterday I wrote some puzzle-writing music which is not what you would expect.
The music is a foreshadowing of what this puzzle will reveal. What will it reveal? Well, I ain’t saying.
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