Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with temp music, part of Producing Music for Advertisements.
When scoring a picture, whether it's a commercial, TV or film project, one or…more Reference or what's called temp tracks are usually included with the…Creative Brief or rough cut of the video. Temp or Reference music serves a variety…of vital functions in the production process.…One, it allows the client director and/or music director to get a feel of the…emotional direction the music should take and how the viewer will feel when they see…and hear the piece. By using existing pieces of music, the…team can get close to the feel and energy they're looking for without paying for…custom music that may or may not work in context Additionally Temp music gives the…editor something to cut to while they're working out the tempo and pacing of the…video edits. From the rough cut, you may have noticed…then in our specific example, the editor has cut heavily to the tempo of the temp music.…
So we'll take that into consideration when we decide the tempo of our original piece.…In addition to the brief, the reference material gives the composer tangible sonic…
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