Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing your music options: Create your own, license preexisting music, or hire a composer, part of Introduction to Music in Film and Video.
- Once you have a good understanding of the purpose…of your film, and each scene, and all major changes…that occur, it's time to dig in and tackle your music plan,…about how to get the music and how to use it.…I'll first be talking about how things usually work…when a composer isn't part of the picture,…and then we'll move forward and talk briefly…about using a composer.…And this movie is a bit of a hodge podge…introduction of topics.…We'll be getting into much more specifics…in chapters three and four of this course.…
Okay, so for films not using a composer,…the editor or music editor has several options…for creating or finding various selections of music.…First, you can create your own music, even if you're not…necessarily a professional musician or composer.…There are various music production software packages…called digital audio workstations, or DAWs,…where you're able to create music…by playing your own music, using premade loops,…as well as a wider array of instrumental effects,…vocal recordings, and audio filters.…
- Understanding the impact of music on tone, emotion, subtext, rhythm, style, and theme
- Setting the music plan
- Working with preexisting music: public domain, Creative Commons, and production library music
- Working with a composer