Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Licensing music, part of Video Post Production for Low-Budget Films.
- One of my all-time favorite film directors,…Wong Kar-wai, says that film music must be visual.…In his movie In the Mood for Love, which is amazing,…he masterfully used music from a different era…than the story's time period.…He says "When I hear a song that inspires…"something visual in me, I record it and put it aside,…"knowing that I'll use it later on.…"I don't have music composed for my films,…"musicians have a musical language…"and I have a visual language.…
"Most of the time we cannot understand each other."…I love that.…Now, if it works for you, there's nothing wrong with…editing to pre-recorded music,…but remember that unlike Wang Kar-wai,…we may not be able to afford it.…Before you show the piece to anyone,…make sure you investigate the costs…of securing the music rights or replace it with…something financially feasible.…The odds are that if you edit the sequence…to a specific track of music,…it will become part of its identity.…
- One of the worst things that can happen to you…as a composer is when a film gets temped…
Emmy-winning director Eduardo Angel knows filmmakers can be overwhelmed by the amount of post-production options. In this course, he takes you behind the scenes, sharing insights to help you maximize your post-production process while minimizing the impact to your budget. Eduardo focuses on the essential post-production steps and how to implement technical and creative solutions that help accomplish your vision. He shows you an entire post-production process, including planning, editing your film, working with a composer, adding audio, working with color, and distributing your project.
- Selecting an NLE (nonlinear editor)
- Preparing assets for editing
- Storing and backing up your files
- Evaluating scenes and takes to make selections
- Fine-tuning the edit
- Enhancing the story with audio
- Working with a composer
- Finishing the piece with color grading
- Distributing your project