In recent times film scores have often relied on textures and unique sound pallets more than the traditional leitmotif of earlier scores. This article will explore unique sound worlds that make scores stand out by studying two of the most exciting and distinctive composers of today. Ludwig Göransson and Hildur Guðnadóttir.
At Evenant we’ve been long-time fans of Ashton Gleckman’s Behind the Score series on YouTube, where he explores and analyzes various film scores from a wide range of composers including Hans Zimmer, Rupert Gregson-Williams, James Horner and more. In this BTS, we explore Hans Zimmer’s iconic score for Christopher Nolan’s Inception.
So here’s a pretty long (but hopefully rewarding) tutorial on writing different chord progressions for your melody, or theme. Here, I’ve composed a basic melody and went through an entire sketching process of writing progressions from: 1 chord, 2 chords, 3, 4, 8, a 16+ chord progression; downward and upward motion; and finally, extended chords.
In this new tutorial, I’ll continue on from the first part of my walkthrough and process behind providing adequate music to support the visual narrative of your project; whether it’s an indie film, feature length, or video game.
We are all well-aware of exactly how competitive the Oscar’s are. After all, it took Leonardo Di Caprio, one of the greatest actors of our time, several years of nominations before he actually nabbed one. However, when it comes to the category of “Best Soundtrack” you generally don’t expect too much competition since most movies aren’t too known for their soundtrack.
Hey all, Alex here! Today, we’re going to dive into an orchestral tutorial on how to make melodies sound great in any type of arrangement or mix.