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Four Tips For Scoring Your Film (For Indie Filmmakers)

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Film & Television 11th Jan 2017 Filmmaking Stuff


Scoring your film can have a sort of mystical power over the mind.  The perfect song paired with picture can make you cry, as can the wrong one. But finding the right music for your film can be a major hurdle, especially if you’re an indie filmmaker on a budget.

1.  What do you want your audience to feel?

Renowned Composer, Neil Brand, revealed the experiential nature of soundtracks when he said, “Human beings are very good at interpreting sound…we can feel it going into our ears via sound waves and it can produce all sorts of responses…it’s very physical.”

When scoring your film, you have to consider what you want your viewers to feel, think, maybe even smell. Choosing a more obscure track can actually prove to be more effective than a well-known song. If the song is less recognizable, viewers won’t already have past memories tied to the track that will distract them from your film, allowing them to fully experience the moment.

 2.  How long is it going to be?

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