An action cue for "Mirage" entitled "Rescue".

Script Review and Director Meeting

 

The process starts with a review of the script, followed by a discussion with the Director.  In the discussion, we will go over any hard and fast requirements for the score. Does it

need to be sparse or support the majority of the scenes?  What is the mood of the movie?  Are any songs needed? Original songs will be written specifically for the movie, or I may have something appropriate in my library which can be used.  This will also allow me to estimate the cost of the project. 

 

Early Samples for Your Review

 

Once we have agreed to move forward, the script and Director discussions will give me a head start, and even allow me to generate some early samples.  The samples are very important - they ensure you are happy with the direction of the score - and also ensure my time is spent completing a score you will be satisfied with. 

 

Final Audio Files

 

Once complete, the score will be provided as a series of high quality audio files accompanied by a cue sheet.  In many cases, I can also generate "special sounds" if needed (wind, water, electronic sounds, cars, planes, spaceships, etc.) via a synthesizer.   I will generally produce the soundtrack myself, and minimize the use of live musicians (and the cost of the project!).  Songs are typically produced by a team of Nashville session musicians that I work with and that I will sub-contract for your project.  This ensures music of the highest caliber.

What Can You Expect?

Mirage

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Main theme from "Mirage".  Note the addition of sitar for this desert-based film.

Horror theme from "Modern Medicine".  Simple piano to start (and within the film), orchestra added to support the trailer. 

A simple but effective piano piece for "#Love".

An action cue for "Stakeout" entitled "On the Move".

Samples

What's the Score?

Let's talk about the score, that sometimes subtle, sometimes LOUD layer of music that supports the emotion of your movie.  The right score, by itself, will drive an emotional response - but matched properly with film - the audience response is greatly magnified.  A properly matched score will support what your viewers are seeing, but it can also cause the audience to anticipate, to build tension, to prepare them for a climax, or perhaps to intentionally lead them to expect one thing, while you deliver something altogether different.  When I develop a score, my sole goal is to enhance your film. 

ROB VALLE