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SCORING FOR FILM

 

Nightengale Media creates fully orchestrated and published cues for film. No matter the genre of music you seek for your film, we will work closely with and for you, the film maker, to bring your vision to life.

 

 WHAT'S INCLUDED

Cues for Feature-length films designed to enhance the film with musical themes and accents that provide the emotion, continuity and pacing that reflects the action on the screen. Songs may be part of the creative process in addition to the orchestral cues. All the music is digitally composed on LOGIC PRO X and synced to the final cuts of the film.

Audio files of all music in Mp3. ACC and Mp4 formats which may be copied as many times as needed.

Copyingright, ISBN, published final version of the printed score. Nightengale Media LLC publishes the full score (just as we publish books) and makes it available to the client for their use. 

PDF FILES of printable scores for live performance included. These are made for each vocal, each instrument and a composite score for the conductor. These files may be distributed to singers, musicians, and conductors to print out and use for practice and study purposes.

 

THE PROCESS

Project Interview with essential members of the client's creative team to keep the creative process on track with their expectations and to learn what message the music needs to convey, as well as the client's taste in music and vision for the project before we begin.

ORCHESTRATION PHASE Listening Sessions occur for predetermined segments of the final cut of the film. This breaks the work into manageable pieces and makes adjustments more efficient. The client may request changes at each session. If need be, we go back into the studio to make the changes, and then the final listening session for that cue segment occurs. This process repeats until all the cues are completed. Then the final digital mix of all the music synced to the film is made as a master version which is then provided to the client.

Printable PDF scores are finalized for all parts and for the conductor after the final approvals at the end of the orchestration phase. They are put into final form and PDF FILES become available only after they are completed, proofed and perfected. If the music is to be recorded by a live orchestra, these scores can easily be distributed to orchestra members for practice purposes. A published version of the score will be provided as described above.

 

WHY WE DO THINGS THIS WAY

We believe the film maker is best suited to inspire the composer, allowing him/her to write effective music for the film. The composer's job is multi-faceted, and the intent and the vision of the film maker are helpful to the composer as the music is created. Our process allows for an on-going interaction between the film maker and the composer to best serve the creative process and the to provide the best music possible for your project.

The scope of each project

(budget, time required to score the film, changes editing, etc...)

determines the cost of our services.

We'll settle these requirements together before starting the project.

Examples of some Nightengale Media sample film score cues, created during a seminar with Michael Whittaker in 2015.