Archived from my old Xanga blog:
The music meeting didn’t go so well today. We didn’t make much progress which is mildly frustrating. This is why I wanted to start so early. I just don’t think the musicians are understanding the sound I want.
I’ve decided there will most likely be no guitars. The more I think about it, the more I want this band in the movie to be a pseudo-Depeche Mode bunch. Couldn’t you just see the lead girl just falling in love with them?
I just set up my first sub domain: score.fudgefilms.com. Cool! There’s nothing you can see there though. It wasn’t for the public, although now that I know how to do that I will make a sub domain for this big short film when it comes out to promote it. Probably www.80s.fudgefilms.com or something funny.
The subdomain is so that JC (my head composer right now) can upload test music to the site and so I can download it in a quick fashion without anyone else being able to access it.
Since I want to go all synth, drumkit and keyboard now I have to decide if I am gonna make poor JC do all the work now. I got contacted by this synth pop band. The lead singer has the PERFECT look for the male lead (playing the band front man in the movie). I emailed him back asking if the band is interested in working on the music. Maybe they could do some keys so that it’s not just JC doing the music. Plus, then they could easily play the band members in the movie so it wouldn’t look all FAKE with actors pretending to play. We’ll see…
I liked JC’s one minute sample he made. I had to keep reiterating to him that he needs to add MORE SYNTHS though and to add sound effects to give it a more Depeche feel to it. I played him more songs and some music videos. I think he gets it now.
Just to be sure I uploaded some songs and videos to the new sub domain so when he first logs on there he will be reminded.
Gosh willickers, I hope the music comes out right. I know we have till probably November before planning the recording session, but if the music is not perfect, this EXPENSIVE project is going down the poop drain.
Keeping the music all electronic also saves me money. That means the studio recording session will only be recording and mixing the singing. Phew.
I hope this production (including pre and post) diary helps anyone or at least offers insight into my filmmaking world. I shouldn’t say world. More like grimy hellcave.
Actually, clothing-wise of course we know 80s fashion was always changing, but I think I am going to go fof some Duran, Duran and AHa pics I like rather than anything Depeche Mode was doing at the time.