Write a film score
Use the long version of scene 1
- Scene 1 - GOOD SCENE - The LONG version of SCENE #1 should be the most fun. This scene is typical motion picture for television.
- Scene 2- NOT GOOD SCENE - The LONG version of SCENE 2 is NOT as interesting. Try it for practice but the really good scene is the long version of scene #1.
- For GarageBand, the Photo-JPEG version works best I think.
- But if you want higher quality and you have a really fast computer, you can use a higher quality format.
- Whatever works!!!! (You might need QuickTime Pro and movie player to convert the file to the format which works best with your music scoring program.)
Watch the motion picture
- I think the title that it was released under was "The Trial of the Incredable Hulk". I think there was no money for a score so I think the music was just "cut and paste" from old "Incredible Hulk" movies and the TV show.
What to do?
- The instructions for this scene are the same as for any motion picture. The only difference is this is a MELODRAMA so everything (specially your music) can be slightly exagerated.
- The audience is 15-year old kids from around the world. Most do not speak English.
- Therefore, you must explain what is happening in the movie with your music.
- You are the TRANSLATOR for this movie!!!!
Background: The story
- This scene is a love story. The woman loves the man who is blind. The blind man has a secret (he is the Daredevil) so he is afraid to love the woman. The assistant tries hard but he keeps making mistakes because he is new.
- Turn off the sound. Watch the movie without hearing the dialog. Now explain everything that happens using your music. Then turn the sound back up.
Remember the Rules
- 1. Music with dialog
- You can use single notes (or chords) or very delicate rhythms (no drums though) over dialog. When people are talking, these are the only two kinds of music you can use. Yes, this is very limiting. This is why people use the sounds of a symphony orchestra rather than a rock band. It is easy to create a wide variety of moods using single notes with instruments of the symphony orchestra.
- 2. Music without dialog
- When no one is talking (when there is no dialog), you can do anything you want to explain what is happening to the audience. This includes using melodies which tell a story, and melodies which are a motiv to create continuity, etc.
How to get started
- The first thing is to write a list of the major moods and actions in the scene.
- Obviously, when the man is about to trip over the box, the mood is "danger".
- And when the man holds the lady's hand and she blushes, the mood is "love".
- What other moods are there?
- If you wish, you can create melodies for each of the characters. These should be about 7 motes long or less.
- If you use motiv, then the beginning music and the ending music must both contain the man's motiv.