Monday, February 8, 2010

Rough Cut --> Music Additions

This weekend, Annie Beth (AB) and I are going over the film's music needs. She's a wonderful woman! We went to high school together, and I'm a big fan of hers--this is one smart, motivated and talented lady!

Since AB studied music therapy, she has a knack for picking out what music should make you feel a certain emotion. Being a big fan of all types of music, I cannot wait to add it to our rough cut. It feels like one of those uber critical milestones in the making of a film, and to think that we're meeting about it this weekend is incredibly exciting. We've been talking about it for nearly two years!

The flip side? Her arrival means we have to hustle up on the rough cut! Before the end of the weekend, we need a list of what types of music are needed to tell the story so that AB can do her work. That can't happen without a rough cut of the film: the harshly edited, talking heads version of the film. It'll be bare bones: no added images, well thought out transitions, animated graphics, etc. Just the rough cut of the film as it stands. This way, we can figure out where the music will go, and what it will add to the telling of this story.

AB has been talking with independent artists, gathering samples, and thinking about what type of music should go in the film. She's so self-motivated--the type of person you really love to work with because she brings a lot of energy and ideas to the table. Recently she sent me an email with some song lyrics, and I am just about to jump out of my skin to hear the samples she's gathered.

Working with independent artists is ideal to me because it means you get to support their creative efforts. Music is such a splendid thing! I love to celebrate the talents of other artists by using their original music and promoting them.

To have someone equally passionate, knowledgeable and motivated to make this happen? Such a dream come true. I'm so grateful to have AB's help on this project and can't wait to celebrate her.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
--Berthold Auerbach


Annie Beth said...

Awwww. You are so sweet. This will be fun, and it's such a noble cause!

Caroline Collie said...

I concur that AB is awesome. Camden, so are you! :) So lovely to see how things are coming together.