You are the storyteller
- Now do you see how narrative music can tell a story?
- As the film's composer, it is you, not the director, who tells the story. You are in complete control.
Step 2 - "What music is needed?"
If you were to create a film score for The Spy Story, these are the different kinds of music which is needed.
- Here is the music that is needed for The Spy Story
- Just like with George Lucas In Love, the traveling music sets the tone of the movie and tells the audience that this is a fun (or a scary, or a farcical) movie.
- You defined the characters in the pop quiz above. Once you know who these characters are, you must give each of them a theme just like Arron has a theme in George Lucas In Love.
- Emphasize the Dialog with silence. When the dialog starts, you can turn off all music. In fact, the music can crescendo just before the dialog begins to draw the audiences attention to the dialog.
- What is in the note? Good news or bad news?
- Why does he fumble? Is this important?
- Should the audience be happy or worried?
- Is something bad going to happen?
- Did the attack save the day or begin a downward spiral of evil events?
- You get to decide! What fun!!!
- Do you see how your music defines everything?
- The script and the images do not tell the whole story. Only your music can explain what is happening.