Working on a new short film score
Posted on 2016-08-09
Just got a new short film project recently and am working on a sketch of the opening section today. It’s always interesting starting a project – I tend to spot the main areas where the emotional parts of the visuals are – targeting those areas – sort of leading the music into there.
Then, there’s also the themes for places and characters. Sometimes I sketch directly looking at the visuals. Sometimes, I write on my guitar or another instrument and draft melodic ideas on paper before seeing how it fits on the visuals.
How do you work? Do you have a set process to kick-start the writing? Do you draft what themes you need first and then start writing? Do you write a lot of different melodic ideas and then choose? Would love to hear your thoughts. =)