The more I think about it, the more likely i think it is that I'm going to need a composer for my movie... But I'm still new to this whole process, so could someone enlighten me as to how the whole process works. Do you wait til the film is finished to compose the music or...? And what are most of the composers looking to receive for their work? Just credit, or financial compensation? Or something else? Obviously I've got a couple questions here, so if someone could either point me somewhere I could receive the answers I'm looking for, or tell me what their work flow and what-not is.
Thanks a bunch!
05-16-2009, 03:00 PM
In some cases, the composer will start working with a rough cut. In this phase there should probably have been some discussion about the musical direction of the score, especially before any work is being done on the music.
Once the cut is locked, it might be a good idea to do a spotting session, to determine where score should be used (start stop points, main function of the score, mood, instruments). The video material sent to the composer should have time code on-screen, to allow easier communication.
While some composers on DVXUser will work for credit, others (mostly the ones with a bigger resume) may require financial compensation.
Feel free to reply with any further questions.