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November 20, 2008

The music

It’s always tricky. Do you write the music then shoot and cut pictures to it? Or do you shoot and edit then write music to fit?

With drama it tends to be the latter, as the music is under-scoring the drama, though you often have a piece of music in mind while shooting. But with a dance piece… well the dancers can’t dance to no music. Having said that, I don’t film long sequences to music, I tend to cut short sequences to the music in post production.


So in this instance Ian Sanderson, who’s writing the music for the film, sent me a collection of samples from which I selected a few with the right feel and tempo for the various sequences.


The dancers worked with the samples and I cut a rough sequence together. Ian and I timed it down and he is now away writing a few new sequences and re-mixing some of the existing samples.


So in the mean time I wait…

Posted by john at November 20, 2008 10:42 AM