Here's a bit of fun.
My 10 year old son wanted to make a Star Wars themed movie during Lockdown. We filmed it on a phone in the garden and edited it added effects etc. He wanted to share it with all his friends on Youtube and I realised that if I just added Star Wars score it would get blocked for copyright.
But he had set a date for release to his friends so we were on a deadline.
I've scored independent films before but oddly this was the most challenging and interesting experiment.
The film is just under 8 minutes long and not including the main and end title it has 17 separate cues.
The longest cue is less than 30 seconds long.
Over 2 nights (9 hours in total) I scored the movie. I imported the final edit into Logic and set markers for each of the cues. There was no time to fix things so I just played in live and then, unless it was truly awful, I moved to the next instrument and carried on.
The end result is not great in terms of mixing, and there is a lot I would change but it was really interesting to write under that pressure. Also such short cues don't allow a lot of melodic development.
Also for speed I used Garritan Instant Orchestra as it is a lot less memory hungry than some sample libraries I use but the strings in particular are very synthetic.
Anyone else written under major time pressure and if so what were the results?
Here is the movie: