Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Printing a version for review, part of Producing Music for Advertisements.
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It's a good time to send a rough draft of what we've got going on to the director to…receive any feedback and get some notes on our direction.…What I typically find when I'm working on a piece of music whether it's for myself…Who are for a commercial project or a score, is that I spend half the time…getting 90% of the way there with an idea, and then the other half the time,…finishing off the last 10% of details. And, as a perfectionist, it can be hard to…not want to fully realize your idea and spend a ton of time getting every last…detail in check before sending it off for review.…
However I can say from experience it's generally a good idea to get feedback…sooner rather than later, in case the director really doesn't like the idea at a…fundamental level. In other words, if you went and spent that…extra 10% in a day of putting all these little details together, it's not really…going to make a difference, because maybe they just don't like the theme or the…beat, or just the basic elements, and so you want to get that feedback in the mix…
Note: While the composition of the music for this course takes place in Pro Tools, a majority of the content will be about the creative process and translates to almost any DAW.
- Reviewing the creative brief
- Working with temp music
- Choosing an appropriate tempo
- Marking keyframes
- Creating a theme
- Breaking down client feedback
- Implementing revisions
- Printing the music for delivery
- Understanding basic music licensing and publishing principles