I'm always posting about the "yes's" that make it through a pitch. Well, here's a "no". It needed to be less somber and more “inspirational” for the client. You live/write and you learn to respect the feedback, knowing the track could find a home somewhere else. And every time a track is written, new insights about the skills required to get to the final product are gained.
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Here's the second of three tracks that has been signed with a music library for use in TV and film. I had an assignment to write “Magical Orchestral”. After perusing a huge list of titles given for the task, this one peaked my interest, “The Knowledge of Good and Evil”.
I used no visual aides to get this one started like I had for the previous track posted.
I couldn't help but think of Adam and Eve and that infamous tree of forbidden fruit. But the genre is in a magical, possibly “Harry Potter-ish” kind of setting so I did't want the mood to get too dark. I thought it should have a little mysterious “good” mixed with “playful” evil (if that's even possible!) Hence the beginning comes in, ends at 0:40 with an “edit point” and that brings you into, oh I don't know, the wizardly evil section?
And once again, many thanks to a couple of new friends and veteran composers with the music library who helped me dial in the mix to get things where it needed to be.
Which means: “Hey cool track, I'm going to pass this on. It may be usable to the TV/Film/Publishing pro that will hear it next."
Several INSPIRING, CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a Music Library with International distribution, that has landed a lot of Major Network placements.
This Company is looking for Instrumentals in the general stylistic ballpark of the examples below:
Quoting The Client: "Looking for inspiring cinematic instrumentals with orchestral instrumentation that features acoustic piano or nylon string acoustic guitar. They should be inspiring, hopeful, and beautiful sounding, with a touch of romance (nothing sad or dramatic)."
Please submit Orchestral Instrumentals with an inspiring, Cinematic sound that could work well for a variety of sync placements! Your submissions should have hopeful-sounding melodies and dynamic arrangements with lots of forward motion and interest throughout. Orchestral instrumentation that features acoustic piano or nylon string guitar, and is in the general wheelhouse of the references will work best for this pitch. Please make sure that any virtual instruments or samples you use are high quality and realistic.
Your submissions should be about 90 seconds to 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of any other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.
Here's 1 of 3 tracks that has been signed with a music library for use in TV and film. I had an assignment to write “Magical Orchestral” and one of the titles I had to choose from was “Joy of Paradise”.
Hmmm, how to get started?
I “googled” “Joy of Paradise” and click on images. Here's what I chose:
Ah, here we go! Heavenly paradise. It turned out to be a painting of the Resurrection, but all I needed was a quick-start to get the piece rolling. A melody started forming from the visual in front of me, and then I was off on another writing adventure.
I learned that this painting, “The Resurrection” by American artist, Robert Clark, can be seen at Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA. I'm going to be making the trip myself.
Many thanks to a couple of new friends and veteran composers with the music library who helped me dial in the mix to get things where it needed to be.