I have been getting some opportunities for television and commercials lately and I must say some of these assignments are really cool to work on! I also got to score a short film my girlfriend made!
Short Film: Audrey le Jeune
My girl is studying Film & Television at college and she is really passionate about this. Even when she doesn’t have any assignments she’ll be drawing up storyboards and start filming something. That’s exactly what she did last summer and of course I am happy to do a soundtrack for her.
It’s a pretty dark short film with some heavy themes (just as she likes them :)) so the music of course had to have the same feel. Here’s the end result chopped up into separate tracks. Ofcourse this OST doesn’t include all the ambient noise tracks because that just wouldn’t be very interesting to listen to ;)
Television: KETNET – De 5 voor 12 show
I got this assignment through a friend over at Lektroluv Records who does music selection over at a national TV channel. This was my first television gig and the music had to “make the kids go hyper”. All in all this was a very fun project to work on and to hear it in the show twice a week and actually seeing it work is just really satisfying.
Click here to watch the very first episode of De 5 door 12 show. You’ll hear the tune I did at the start of the show and whenever a ball rolls down the epic ancient computer!
Got in touch with a couple of production houses and had cool experiences with them and learned a lot about music syncs. The process was almost entirely new to me at first as I wasn’t really familiar with making music on demand and editing editing re-editing the hell out of one tune to fit just perfectly with the imagery as the brand sees fit.
Up until now, I’ve had a couple of successes that did make it to television, but unfortunately, there’s some pretty stiff competition out there and some didn’t make it… The problem not necessarily being the music wasn’t any good, but because it has to pass through about three involved instances (1. the production house, 2. the brand’s agency, 3. the brand itself) of which all of them might have different tastes.
I’ve had experiences in which the production house as well as the agency were over the moon with my demo. But it just didn’t get the final pick because it doesn’t sound familiar enough or something like that. Factors which I will bear in mind in my future endeavors for sure! :)