Connecting Close Cues

Connecting Close Cues If during the planning of your score you notice that two ore more cues will be pretty close together (meaning less than 30 seconds in between), unless that moment of silence is essential (point of a joke, strong emotional moment etc.), you should...

Disguising Tempo Changes

Disguising Tempo Changes On rhythmically active music, tempo changes are quite obvious and can drag so much attention on themselves that they might not be appropriate in certain scoring situations. But of course they might be necessary as the scene changes pace etc. A...

Film Music and Emotional Extremes

Film Music and Emotional Extremes Scenes and situations that are emotionally hardly bearable (major characters dieing, catastrophic plot twists, portrayal of gruesome psychic or physical violence, fatal decisions etc.) need special attention from the musical side. The...

Cue Naming Discipline

Cue Naming Discipline It is incredibly important to have a strong discipline regarding naming, sorting and organizing versions of music cues. Sometimes you need to write several versions of a cue, sometimes you just need to change small things several times, and every...