Thursday, July 16, 2009

Soothing the Savage Beasts

Music. For this film "Rising Stars," as with "The Imposter," music is extremely important. Part of RS is about musical acts competing against each other. We will see them performing. So unlike most movies, some music has to be set before we shoot particular scenes.

So back in June we brought the Composer on board (or in our case, two composers). Jason Germaine and Ben Reynolds have been creating songs and starting to record them. For most movies, this happens long after wrap, and even after the edit is locked.

So today I spent time listening to music. I really like the direction Jason and Ben are going. I can't wait to hear more. The soundtrack will be awesome, especially with the actors we've got cast in the roles.

By the time we're on set, we'll need to do playback of the songs and have the actors sing along. So they'll need to have heard them. With three and a half weeks away from shooting, there's not a whole lot of time.

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