Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the review and revision processes, part of Producing Music for Advertisements.
Unless you happen to get lucky and hit it out of the park on the first submission,…there's a very good chance that you'll be asked to go through one or more round of revisions.…The revision process is an important step in the composition flow where the client…or creative directors can provide critical feedback on the piece, discuss what is and…isn't working for them and hopefully provide a clear set of ideas for potential…changes that will take the revision process in the right direction, resulting…in a final piece that everyone is proud of.…
Typically, the way the review and revision process works is the composer submits…their best take on the music based on information provided in the creative brief…and reference material, as well as their own creative vision and experience on the piece.…The client and/or creative director will review this submission and provide…feedback to the composer, hopefully constructive feedback with concrete likes…and dislikes, or specific direction on what they want changed.…
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