Monday, December 6, 2010

Music the sound of money disappearing.

Unlike anything else music makes or breaks a film. It’s a very big part of how it all works. In the independent world of film making you don’t have the option or luxury of just purchasing what ever you want to make your film work. You simply don’t have the money. What you have to do is create music from scratch and that’s no easy task. You have to find a band that’s good at what they do. In my case we got lucky Camera Menzies has a really good band. You require a recording studio to record in. Can’t afford one at $85 an hour so we built one in my studio.
Well that’s all fin and dandy but we require some gear and that’s where things started to add up quick. A few microphones, headphones, mixing boards, sound systems, cables and a program / G5 tower to record and mix the music. $3,500 to $4,500 spent there.
Then all the band members are 14 to 15 years old at the time so someone needs to drive them back and forth to the studio. Most days the parents drove them out and I would drive them back.
Now we had five bands on the go at the time. All of them making new original music, some good, some not so good.
You can buy the film soundtartcks we recorded on my website www.sterlingproductions.ca

2 comments:

  1. Never heard of "Camera" but CAMERON Menzies was and still is BEAST!

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  2. P.S. Thanxx to the internet, there are quite a few sites that showcase bands and music. I am sooo thankful for those sites! Makes finding music a LITTLE easier nowadayz!

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