Report Short Film Scores for Animations in Post Your Original Music! Posted May 2, 2013 Jaxo, send me a PM. I'll just make your parents scan and send me a consent form and we'll be good to go. Oh, here is another film I just finished. For this film, I had to go with a similar 'feel' to 'moonrise kingdom' by Alexandre Desplat. I eventually ended up doing my own thing for the film score, but the challenge with this project was that the score needed to sound like it was composed and then the animation was fit around it. It is an almost continual build of music with one break so I had to spend countless skype and facebook sessions with the animator as we both collaborated to time everything up perfectly. I did many rewrites / adjustments on this project but the result was worth it. For the score, I used mainly the East West Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold for the orchestral sounds as well as one track from Garritan Personal Orchestra sound library. The guitar. I didn't have access to another sound library with a guitar and during the course of composing, the guitar part went from being playable to being not really playable at all so I had to get the computer to do it! I moved the Garritan VSTi DLL file to my Cubase VST plugin folder. I felt like such a nerd getting Garritan to load in cubase as well as finale. The singing is me and my two friends each taking multiple takes of the vocal line. I used a Shure SM57 and an AT2035. Three baritones can sound like a male chorus! My brother mixed everything which was necessary with such an ambitious project. Full orchestra and male chorus is a formidable force, even if half of it is synth. I credit the high quality EWQLSO samples for maintaining such great clarity. The chanting part was my friend Sam's creation. I wrote out the rhythm I wanted for it and he made up the 'language' for it. He also voiced the whole thing. Super talented guy! One thing I'm realizing is that my habit of writing in finale and then producing everything in cubase afterwords is incredibly time consuming. I would have saved myself many hours had I simply started the project in the sequencer. I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait until sequencers have a very usable and intuitive notation interface. I don't mind editing midi control data in list edit but I prefer to actually see the pitches and rhythms I am notating. http://vimeo.com/sprogis/ragen There is one more film in the pipe currently which was super fun. I had to emulate the JRPG style battle music for one cue which was really rad. I miced up a Peavey Rage 158 with a Sure SM57 and got that wonderful 'midi guitar tone' with a real instrument! It was so perfect **GRIN** If I'm allowed, I'll post it when it is done.