Painted Dreams (Studio)

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This a big orchestral film score I composed for a short scene from a film I was hired to do music for. This is the live studio version which is entirely made up of real orchestral players.

This particular cue I used the "overlap" technique where you record two cues separately to save time and money in the studio since these scores are usually done in one take.

Basically you write two separate scores that sound as if it were one continuous score when they are overlapped together.

The reason why this is effective is because in a long cue, maybe towards the end everything is going great but then someone misses a note. Then you would have to go back and start all the way from the top. This is only really useful when doing longer cues.

The overlap of the second cue occurs right at 1:17.

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Why is it being downvoted. This song is amazing. I love it.

Excellent! Why does this only have 400 views? :O

bravo, this is beautiful work. i couldn't believe it's live orchestra work. i wish one day somebody could orchestra my music live.

I really like the soft harmony going on in the beginning. :) Makes me feel floaty, and everything sounds like it's in its place. Enjoying the view, with a definite appreciative tone, with a hint of wonder.

Then...later, a childish sort of hopefulness, with a certain eagerness, although kept in check. The dreams are wild! The imagination is not limited.... until you wake up at 1:50. You then reflect on your dreams for a moment, wondering if they can come to life, after all....and so you decide to paint them, with your own actions.

Of course, I haven't seen what this music will eventually go alongside, so that is just my interpretation. :) I think the sudden change at 1:49 did sound off, with the drastic shift in mood, but this is a film score, after all!

Really great work. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the first section before the overlap. It's relaxing yet energizing at the same time, and I find that pretty cool.

deadlyfishes responds:

The shift in mood is only because of it being scored to picture. Thanks for understanding that! You are pretty close to what's happening here, but if you took a second to look at the orchestral score, there are some notes as to what the music is playing to. Thanks for your review!

I can only repeat what the people under me already wrote: Fantastic, perfect and really sounds like a soundtrack you would hear in one of those million dollar Pixar movies. A great piece of work.
Keep it up.

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4.13 / 5.00

Jun 7, 2013
8:16 PM EDT
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5.6 MB
2 min 27 sec

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