I havent had time or inspiration to do a full fledged short since “Revival”, and that took up 3 years of my life thanks to school and other things. But that is changing.
I love music! All types of music! But in particular, i really love soundtrack music. As i am a HUGE fan of film and film-making, i have always felt that in many ways, music is the soul of a film. The visuals are the mind… the logical and technical part. But the sound, and more specifically the music, are the heart.
A few years ago i was blessed to come in contact with a man who I am happy today to call a dear friend. His name is Or Kribos. He had seen a previous animated film id worked on called “Shade” and had been inspired to write music for it. If i recall correctly, he asked if i would listen to it in tandem with the film playing.
Now, keep in mind that “Shade” had never initially been intended to have music, so i was a bit skeptical about some up and coming Israeli composer writing music of his own whim and trying to make it fit into something that clearly didnt need any music. Boy was i wrong!
His music brought soul to the film. It was an ingredient that i never knew was missing. It breathed life into it and gave it a heartbeat. I know that sounds odd. But im serious in saying that it was EXACTLY what we had been missing.
Since then, Or and I have been fast friends. When i needed a composer for my short Thesis film, “Revival”… i knew who to call. Sure, to be fair i had listened and talked to a few other composers… but i was really interested in hearing what Or Kribos would come up with.
Once again, he hit it out of the park. And in actuality, his music ended up informing some of my animating decisions. Its fun, upbeat sound, reminded me that i wanted these characters to be fun and quirky. And in the end, his music was the soul of the piece.
But our relationship was always about him taking what I had worked on and envisioned… and giving it its musical voice. It started with me, and expanded with him. So for this newest short, im going backwards.
Or has written a piece of music called “Betrayal” for his Urban Crime album. I have imbedded it so you can listen to it below.
For a long time ive been listening to his stuff, and this particular song has just struck me in just the right way. And so the film i am working on revolves around this piece of music. And ive started Pre-vising it already. Im really excited and i cant wait to show you all the work in progress and the final piece. And i promise it wont take me 3 years this time. So stay tuned and listen to the music. And imagine yourself in a gritty urban environment where betrayal is all too often the name of the game… and you will understand where i plan to go with this.
I have also thrown together some rough concepts to give you an idea of the look i am ultimately striving for.
Talk to you guys and gals soon!
Professional Pixel Pusher, near-sighted visionary, and Halo enthusiast. ;D