De-Emphasizing

De-Emphasizing Apart from emphasizing certain scenes/actions/lines etc., music can also do the complete opposite and de-emphasize. This might be needed especially when you have to help over bad acting, which might occur even in very professional productions....

“Treading Water” Between Hit Points

“Treading Water” Between Hit Points Writing music for film often has a danger of just writing “bridgeing” music that just fills time until the next hit point. While sometimes it can’t be avoided to just fill bars between hit points in order to not have an overly...

Scoring Big Hit Points First

Scoring Big Hit Points First When you need to score a scene that has one or even several big moments you need to hit and highlight, it is a quite effective way to lay out your sketch the way that you score or at least sketch these important moments first one by one...

Adding Odd Bars for Hit Points

Adding Odd Bars for Hit Points It is a common and well known way to hit hit-points that don’t lay on the downbeat of a bar by inserting one odd meter bar in order to make it fit, however it is also a quite common problem that learning film composers place that odd bar...

Rhythmical Surprises

Rhythmical Surprises Some actions in a movie are supposed to have a surprise or even shocking effect to the audience. This does not only apply for obvious jump scares in the horror/thriller genre but also in pretty much any other genre. If you hit such a moment...
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