Animated Feature – Jan.2 2010
Happy New Year!
Well, it is crunch time. The score is complete, everything is written down and now it is time to get the scores ready for the scoring sessions.
Brad has been working like mad doing the copying, and I am doing all the proofreading and fixing up of the scores.
The days are long right now, I have been doing 16 to 17 hour days everyday since I completed the score a week or so ago.
It’s funny, and Brad was right about that, doing the engraving is much easier to work a lot for a long time than composition.
With engraving there are few uncertainties, you work long and hard and the job will get done. Not so with composition.
But it’s fun to do the copying in some ways. (Engraving and copying are interchangeable words, by the way, they both mean putting the music into a notation software, engraving obviously referring to a by-gone era.)
It’s fun to do because it makes the music look more “real”. I get a kick out of it.
But there’s a lot to do. I have a full day ahead of me today and tomorrow. Brad is completing the last cues he has and then he has to grab the last little batch here and we should be done in a couple of days.
You know, this is a lot of work, because this is a low budget film with big budget thoughts.
So Brad and I are a two man army right now.
I wrote and orchestrated the entire film: notated and mock ups, everything. I’ll conduct and do all my music editing.
Brad engraved the entire thing and I am proofreading, doing fix-ups along the way.
And what will the result be? Just hold on to your potatoes.
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