The "Blindman's Bluff Production" Editing Workshop DVD-Video
This lesson uses two scenes on a DVD-Video disk to demonstrate how scenes are editing for music You need to order the DVD-Video if you wish to take this lesson.
Currently, there are almost no scenes for practicing film scoring. Therefore, I use this disk for this lesson.
Order the disk
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Narrative music is music which is so expressive, strong, and powerful, the music acts like a narrator. When you have a narrator in a scene, you don't want the narrator talking and the actors talking at the same time. You will not be able to hear either one of them if they both talk at once.
When you film a scene, there is no music. The music is added later.
Therefore, when you film a scene, there are no gaps in the dailog for the narrative music. You have to create unnatural gaps in the conversation to add the narrative dialog.
Making room for narrative music
When you have dialog, there is no room for adding narrative music. you need music to help explain the mood of the scene. have a very special need for music yet you have additional limitations on the music.
Background music is soft and gentle. You can put background music anywhere.
You don't need any special editing for this.
You can add narrative music almost anywhere... except over dialog. Narrative music and dialog do not mix well. You have to keep them separate. You do this by creating a pause between the sentences of the actors and inserting the narrative music to fill up the gap.
Therefore, you must create these gaps when you edit the scene.