Last night, Colin and I scored quite a bit of the movie, Pray For Daylight. We finalized several sections, including the death of Lucretia, for which Colin wrote some awesome music right on the spot.
For those wondering how things work in the studio, it went like this:
Colin: ‘We cant use Plung there when Lucretia dies.’
Me: ‘Why not? It works really well.’
Colin: ‘Because we just used it for Cassie’s turnaround scene.’
Me: [Scrolling back on the timeline about ten minutes] ‘Hoover Damn! Youre right. Can you make something up?’
Colin: ‘What were you thinking?’
Me: ‘Something acoustic and hollow, like the start of Plung, with some slow bass’
Colin: ‘…like Plung.’
Me: ‘Right. Like Plung, but not Plung. Like if someone else wrote it, we would sue them for copyright.’
Colin: ‘Hang on…’
[30 seconds of sheer musical creative genius later]
Colin: ‘Hows this?’
Me: ‘Im writing you hate mail already.’
Measuring out the timeline, we have 33 min of unscored footage, which is almost exactly half the movie, but the parts we have finished are the most difficult ones, and therefore I know we are over halfway done.
The most difficult part of the movie to score (by far) has been the backyard fight scene. We have spent more than half of our time on this scene alone, with minimal progress. The quick changes between fighting-talking-fighting are difficult to cover with any one piece of music, and shifting the music back and forth makes the scene disjointed. What would Howard Shore do?
Regardless, we are shooting for Sunday as our finish date. At this point, it seems a very reasonable goal.